Moving the goalposts is disrespectful to tillage farmers
Justin McCarthy
It is frustrating for tillage farmers to sit on combines and tractors confused as goalposts move on the specification guidelines.
10 August 2022 News
Clarity on new nitrates tillage rules
The Department provided some clarification on new nitrates rules for tillage this week when Ted Massey spoke on the Tillage Podcast.
3 August 2022 Letters
Letter regarding a recent front page picture on IFJ
"Management practices like shallow stubble cultivation to encourage growth and associated uptake of nitrogen can be beneficial" - Max Potterton, IFA grain policy executive.
Cut to direct payments if 20-25% of land is not left in stubble
Up until last Friday, the rules required shallow cultivation or the sowing of a crop in all circumstances within seven days of the chopping or baling of straw post-harvest.
3 August 2022 News
Stubble cultivation rules clarified
After a long wait, the nitrates rules for tillage have finally been clarified in the middle of harvest.
29 July 2022 News
Drying grain, cutting OSR and lifting spuds
If you’re near the tramlines this week it’s a very busy view, as farmers juggle the massive workload of the harvest.
Nitrates rules 'putting a lot of stress on farmers'
New nitrates rules for tillage farmers have yet to be confirmed and are proving difficult to implement.
27 July 2022 News
Cultivating cereal stubble seven to 14 days post-harvest ‘unworkable’ – IFA
The IFA has called on the nitrates expert review group to urgently define the scientific and meteorological criteria for when a derogation from stubble cultivation will be granted.
8 July 2022 News
Preparing for the changes ahead
With harvesting already under way, it is essential that the details of all new obligations be made clear in the next few weeks as 2023 begins now for tillage farmers.
6 July 2022 Crops
Winter stubble rules should be halted - BirdWatch Ireland
BirdWatch Ireland has said that the new over-winter stubble rules in the nitrates action programme could hammer farmland bird populations.
5 July 2022 News
Catch crops recovered up to 64kg N/ha on Signpost farms
Catch crops were sampled for yield and nitrogen uptake on the Teagasc Signpost farms in December.
1 July 2022 News
Tillage Podcast: clarity on stubble needed and positive response to blackgrass
This week, Andy Doyle and Siobhán Walsh discuss what's happening in the fields, how clarity is needed on new regulations and gene editing.
30 June 2022 News