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Andy Doyle
Andy Doyle

Tillage editor

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087 256 7005


Andy Doyle is Tillage Editor at the Irish Farmers Journal since he joined in 1990. Prior to joining the Farmers Journal he worked in crop research at University College Dublin having completed his B. Agr. Sc and M. Agr. Sc. Degrees in the late 1970s. In his role as Tillage Editor he is forced to keep abreast of technical, policy, market and other matters relating to the tillage sector. He is an active member of the Irish Tillage and Land Use Society and serves on its Council. He is also a member of the Crops and Energy Commodity Stakeholder Group in Teagasc and was involved in the production of the Tillage Sector Development Plan 2012 and many of the sub-groups that were formed to help guide that plan.

While there are still pockets of sowing going on in parts of the south, many growers have completed their spring sowing campaigns. The focus now shifts to spring crop husbandry.
By Andy Doyle on 17 May 2018
Nebraska farmer Ron Kunze tells how a visit to our ploughing championships rekindled a desire for his grandfather's Titan 10-20 tractor.
By Andy Doyle on 17 May 2018
There are growing concerns that the EU may be considering the non-registration of chlorothalonil, an active that has proven to be critical to successful disease control on this island.
By Andy Doyle on 17 May 2018
As the world edges closer to the start of harvest 2018, grain markets appear to have a stronger price sentiment, which provides some scope for optimism for harvest prices.
By Andy Doyle on 10 May 2018
This time last year soil moisture was a concern due to dryness. This year it continues to disrupt planting progress in places.
By Andy Doyle on 10 May 2018
While spring rape provides a useful broad-leaved break crop option, the rising price expectation for barley push it right back into the mix in terms of gross margin.
By Andy Doyle on 08 May 2018
A combination of influences have helped push up international grain prices in recent days and the market would appear to have a stronger tone.
By Andy Doyle on 03 May 2018
The inevitability of a smaller national grain crop in 2018 appears to be increasing interest in securing barley at harvest.
By Andy Doyle on 03 May 2018
With possibly no more than 40% of the spring cereal area planted as we enter May, it seems inevitable that there will be consequences for national grain and straw production for the winter ahead.
By Andy Doyle on 03 May 2018
Growers in some parts of the country continue to struggle to get spring planting done, while others have already finished.
By Andy Doyle on 03 May 2018
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