Farm Programmes
From the Tramlines: happy farmers as sun shines on harvest
Siobhán Walsh
It’s all go with harvest this week as tillage farmers make the most of the good weather.
27 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
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.
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
Mildew-free oat varieties being trialled
Mildew is one of the main diseases of oats and there are varieties coming down the line which are showing good resistance to mildew.
Goodbye to Barra oats after decades of crops
Barra oats have been grown in Ireland for decades, but this year is the last year they will be grown commercially.
8 July 2022 News