Climate and environment
Guinness has plans to reduce barley farmers’ emissions by 30%
Siobhán Walsh
Baseline data was gathered from 44 farms over the past few months and the farmers will now work to reduce those emissions.
29 March 2023 News
Irish beans can reduce carbon footprint of pig meat by 30%
There is potential to reduce carbon footprints by replacing some soya with Irish-grown protein in pig diets.
28 March 2023 News
Gene editing now allowed in England
Gene editing technology can now be used in England. The genetic technology act came into place on 23 March.
What will the Tillage Food Vision Group look like?
The last dedicated tillage group was active in 2017, six years ago. It was formed after a bad harvest weather wise.
26 March 2023 News
Tillage podcast: tillage readers make a difference, grain prices falling
On this week's show we talk about how tillage readers made a difference for the sector and Darren Carty talks about integrating systems.
23 March 2023 News
What beet variety will you grow?
Beet will be going into the ground in a couple of weeks. It’s important to see what varieties are out there.
22 March 2023 Marts
Forage crops could help land access issues
There are many things that can be done to free up land. One is to encourage tillage and livestock farmers to work together to produce forage crops.
22 March 2023 Marts
Time to work together to grow fodder
This week’s focus covers varieties, costs and returns and opportunities for more forage crops to be grown.
22 March 2023 Marts
Department recommends three varieties to grow without cover
The Department will restart trials of maize grown under cover this season and will continue to trial maize planted in the open.
22 March 2023 Marts
How much does it cost to grow maize and beet?
Teagasc carried out crop costs and returns figures for 2023. This article looks at the break down for maize and beet.
22 March 2023 Marts
Tax-free leasing and carbon footprints needed for tillage
This week we publish more opinions and suggestions from tillage farmers on how to support the sector. Thanks to all who have been getting in touch.
22 March 2023 News
Minister to establish a Food Vision tillage group
The Minister for Agriculture is expected to announce the formation of a Food Vision tillage group.
22 March 2023 News