One of our most popular videos this year featured advice from John Colgan of Kverneland on how to ensure the proper settings for your plough.

In March, Andy Doyle was in the fields with Co Cork farmer John Stokes to check on the progress of winter barley.

Four months later, Andy visited another field of winter barley weeks before the harvest – “a bloody good crop”.

In Co Tipperary, we hopped on the combine with the contractors harvesting for Coolmore Stud.

But in parts of the north and west, Harvest 2017 was a lot more difficult – including for farmer writer Derek Robinson in Co Down.

Later in the autumn, as the maize harvest closed the season, we found out that baling is not only for silage.

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