Main crops area down 2%, cereals down 4%
Siobhán Walsh
At this year’s Goldcrop open days crop area estimates were provided - and the outlook is better than expected.
12 June 2024 News
Barley, deficiencies and no artificial fertiliser
In this installment of Accompany the Agronomist crops in Co Laois were looking well, but some issues needed attention.
15 May 2024 News
Planting continues on tillage farms
A survey of agronomists across the country has shown that there are still plenty of crops to be planted, but spraying is generally up to date.
Don’t forget 6m buffer on forage crops and potatoes
Nitrates regulations require large buffer zones to be left beside watercourses in fields with late-harvested crops.
5 May 2024 News
Trojan work done in tillage fields
There has been a huge amount of work completed on tillage farms across the country this week.
1 May 2024 News
Spring has sprung for tillage farmers
Tillage farmers were able to move into fields over the last week as favourable weather took hold across the country.
24 April 2024 News
Growing fodder for another farmer
There is a fodder deficit on many farms across the country. Tillage and livestock farmers could work together to fill this deficit.
21 April 2024 News
Poor weather driving feed sales
Farmers who are struggling to get animals out on grass are purchasing increasing quantities of baled silage, fodder beet and concentrate feed.
3 April 2024 News
No let up in the weather forecast this week
Declan Collins reels in on the weather woes this week, with a worry among farmers as silage stocks tighten and the bad weather continues.
27 March 2024 Grass & feeding
What are forage crops costing to grow?
Farmers should look at the Teagasc crop costs and returns before planting forage crops and see how their figures will differ.
20 March 2024 Fodder
Keep an eye on costs before planting forage crops
This week’s focus is on forage crops, from maize and beet to red clover and stubble turnips. Check out varieties and costs involved in growing these crops.
20 March 2024 Fodder
Check out the latest beet varieties
Over 9,000ha of beet were grown in 2023. Here are some of the varieties to look out for from sugar and fodder beet to smart beet.
20 March 2024 Fodder