Stephen Robb visits Co Down From the Tramline grower Simon Best where he was harvesting his DK Exclaim oilseed rape crop before the break in the weather last week.
Stephen Robb visits the McGuinness family in Co. Louth when they were finishing the last of their winter barley harvest. As well as Case Axial Flows, they also run a Massey Ferguson 7360 Beta combine. See how it was preforming.
South Galway tillage farmer Frank Healy has completed his winter harvest, and found a few hours to get to Croke Park on Sunday.
Stephen Robb visits Ivan Peoples who farms in Burt Co. Donegal. Ivan was harvesting Orwell winter barely on the foot of Burt castle during the visits. See how his harvest was progressing.
Stephen Robb visited tillage farmer James English when he was beginning his hybrid winter barley harvest. See how he got on.
Kilkenny From The Tramline farmer James O’Reilly harvest his hybrid winter barley in Carlow.
GrassVESS stands for grassland visual evaluation of soil structure
Giulia Bondi is a Teagasc researcher based at Johnstown Castle and here she demonstrates how to carry out a GrassVESS. The flowchart used in the evaluation is available from the Teagasc website. Before she began, Giulia explained that the soil is drier than it normally is as the sample was taken the previous day and the knife being used is too small.
A new live weather page has been launched on the Irish Farmers Journal website. Over the past three months, 24 weather stations were installed on each of the 12 farms participating in our From the Tramlines programme.
Two stations were placed on each farm and record rainfall, temperature, humidity, wind speed, gusts and wind direction.
Live data from each station is beamed directly to our website for readers to view, but they will also be able to access historical data ranging from one hour ago to one month.
Watch as From the Tramline farmer Ronan Snow plants potatoes in the foot of Dublin Airport.
After a broken few weeks, potato planting is once again in full swing across the country.
Stephen Robb visits Anthony Battersby of Rices Hill Farm who is half way through planting.