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Home Farm: Making the most of the fine weather
Matt Dempsey
We barely had the oilseed rape completed with the straw chopped when I got a text saying that the specialised combine was on the way to tackle the gluten-free oats.
4 August 2022 News
Tillage Podacast: nitrates update, yield reports and increasing tillage area
On this week's show, Andy Doyle and Siobhán Walsh talk harvest, nitrates and new tillage proposals.
3 August 2022 Husbandry
Harvest output appears to be improving as it progresses
As harvest progresses there are signs that yields are improving across most of the crops harvested to date.
Winter oilseed rape a good option for the autumn
Winter oilseed rape will make good use of nitrogen over the autumn and winter time, allowing rates of fertiliser to be cut back.
31 July 2022 News
Spring barley gets off to a good start
Early indications from the spring barley harvest would suggest that crops are living up to or exceeding grower expectations
27 July 2022 News
Huge progress in oilseed rape yields
Progress in oilseed rape yields and improvements in genetics have made oilseed rape an attractive crop to grow for many tillage farmers.
26 July 2022 News
Home Farm: mediocre start to harvest
Our local input supplier came out and examined a selection of the roots and said, in his view, Take-all was a contributing factor.
20 July 2022 Viewpoints
Harvesting, straw and stubbles dominate workload for the week ahead
Harvesting progress has been helped by the excellent weather with winter oilseed rape and oats also likely to go under the blade this week weather permitting.
20 July 2022 Husbandry
Variability in winter barley harvest continues as yield spread widens
With some recent yields now above 4.2t/ac, questions will be asked about the exact causes of yield loss in poorer crops.
18 July 2022 Crops
Valuing genetic improvement
As a new season approaches, it is important that growers be aware of the variety options and the traits they carry.
13 July 2022 Animal Health
Tillage Management: start of harvest is not a pleasant tale
The first week and a half of winter barley harvesting has been generally disappointing given the effort and investment involved .
13 July 2022 Husbandry
Ripening slowed as weather fails to live up to forecast
Harvest delay may be a good omen for later maturing winter barley crops and rape desiccation seems later than normal too.
6 July 2022 Husbandry