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Tillage
Tillage podcast: milling wheat, frosty weather for ploughing and BYDV
Siobhán Walsh
On this week’s show the tillage team discuss the frosty weather, opportunities for milling wheat in Ireland and of course grain markets.
7 December 2022 Husbandry
Winter takes a grip as temperatures drop
Cold brings the season to a sharp conclusion but people may use frozen ground to apply residual herbicides.
23 November 2022 Husbandry
Drills have been back out despite recent rain
Rainfall amounts for November to date differ massively between regions, but land soaked well following a few days without rain and drills were back out planting
Tillage Management: wet brings fieldwork to a halt for the time being
Heavy rain will stop field work for the time being but there may be further planting opportunities on dry land.
2 November 2022 Husbandry
Drop in winter barley area expected
Some farmers are reducing the area of winter barley for the 2023 season as they did not hit the desired yields this harvest.
9 October 2022 News
Weekend weather: fresh and breezy with scattered showers
It will be a cool and breezy weekend with temperatures ranging between 10°C and 16°C.
7 October 2022 News
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.
28 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Crops forum provides update on many serious issues
Virus-tolerant varieties, CAP rules, winter oilseed rape performance, the three-crop rule, machinery sharing and the exit of Barra were among the major topics discussed at the recent crops forum.
21 September 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
Grain quality improvements in winter barley varieties
Grain quality is improving in winter barley and six-rows are beginning to catch up with two-row varieties.
13 July 2022 Animal Health
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
You see a lot in a day’s travel
Dryness, take-all, crows, mildew, trace elements, tossed crops and variable crop development were among the things I encountered during a recent trip through east Wicklow and north Wexford
29 June 2022 Crops