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Home Farm: Winter approaches
Matt Dempsey
Beef farmers' attitudes to autumn supplementation while cattle are still at grass vary.
28 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: Early sowing a balancing act
Foggy mornings and shorter days with poorer drying, as autumn wears on, make for sticky min-till seedbeds.
23 September 2022 News
Watch: robotic seeder and weeder scoops NPA machine of the year title
Gary Abbott spoke with Pat Kenny of IAM Agricultural Machinery to find out more about the solar-powered FarmDroid robotic seeder and weeder, which won NPA machine of the year.
FarmDroid solar-powered robot makes Irish debut
Recently appointed FarmDrioid Irish distributor, IAM Agricultural Machinery, showcased the world’s first fully automatic robot that can take care of both sowing and weed control.
21 September 2022 Farm machinery
John Deere demonstrates connected systems approach
Last week John Deere held a sustainability event near Magdeburg, Germany, showcasing its suite of technologies and software solutions.
14 September 2022 Farm machinery
Over-sowing clover - most expensive method demonstrates best results
At the Teagasc Johnstown Castle open day, three establishment methods were compared for over-sowing clover into an existing sward. Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney look at the results.
7 September 2022 Farm machinery
Dairy management: is it too late to reseed?
As we head into August, Aidan Brennan looks at the implications of burning off ground for reseeding now.
1 August 2022 Management
How and when to sow forage crops
Forage crops should be relatively low-input, so try to keep costs down when sowing. You may have enough machinery to do it yourself.
6 July 2022 Fodder
This week in photos: big shows are back
Our top farming photos from the past week include some of the action from Balmoral Show, setting grass seeds, sowing maize, milking cows, turf production and more.
15 May 2022 News