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Tillage
Tillage Management: itchy feet in January
Siobhán Walsh
There is a lot of work to be done, but land is still very wet. Rain may stay away and allow for drying for a few days.
21 January 2023 News
Teagasc tillage conference to focus on challenges of sustainable tillage
Price uncertainty, the loss of chemistries for pest, disease and weed control and the increasing need to ensure sustainable practises are among the challenges facing the sector for 2023, says Teagasc.
18 January 2023 News
Cereal seed prices rise by €13/ac
Cereal seed prices have increased this season, coming off the 2022 harvest, which saw record prices paid for grain.
Beans price on way as Dairygold commits to Irish grain
Dairygold’s head of agribusiness re-enforced the company's commitment to Irish grain at the annual Dairygold tillage conference.
13 January 2023 News
Home Farm: Critical purchasing decisions
We are being advised to hang back before placing firm orders for the rest of our fertiliser needs.
11 January 2023 Viewpoints
Tillage Management: the changing of the guard
Following 33 years covering tillage matters and advice in the Farmers Journal it is now time to step away and pass on the baton to Siobhán Walsh.
28 December 2022 Husbandry
Most land is wet but it can soak again
Rainfall amounts have been very variable but land continues to benefit from the dry ground conditions when machines were working on stubbles last harvest.
9 November 2022 Husbandry
Home Farm: The end of the 2022 tillage season
While drains are back flowing again, there is no real evidence of unusual amounts of water with ditches normally dry at this time of the year still dry.
9 November 2022 Viewpoints
Wet October may make survey results stick
Our recent survey of winter crop planting intentions and progress could be frozen in time, as recent heavy rain may prevent any further planting.
1 November 2022 News
Reducing protein imports on winter milk farms
Aidan Brennan takes a look at one key step winter milk producers will need to take in order to reduce their carbon footprint
19 October 2022 Liquid Milk
Growing cereals and beans for dairy cows
Ian Bowness farms near Wigton, Cumbria, in the northwest of England. Peter McCann reports.
19 October 2022 Northern Ireland
Take fertiliser planning one step at a time
There is lots of talk about fertiliser at present. Siobhán Walsh advises farmers to start making a plan and not to panic.