Examining what cover crops to use to tackle different issues
Siobhán Walsh
Cover crops have multiple benefits from protecting soil and water quality to increasing soil organic matter and improving soil health.
9 November 2022 News
Cover crop plantings double at Cooney Furlong
Cover crop sales increased massively in Co Wexford this year and the new nitrates rules are thought to have contributed to this.
24 October 2022 News
42 farms plant 7t of cover crop seed in Guinness project
The project was launched last February and aims to reduce emissions and improve soil health on farms.
Tillage Podcast: planting between the showers
On this week’s show, the tillage team talks fieldwork, rainfall levels, entitlements and the benefits of catch crops.
13 October 2022 News
Delayed planting and organic manure use
Cereals will be planted and beet will pulled if the weather allows next week on the Tramline farms.
12 October 2022 From the Tramlines
Get organised on ACRES for tillage
It’s a busy time on tillage farms, but it’s important to get an ACRES application in if you are applying, as it can bring in some income.
11 October 2022 News
How will ACRES work for tillage farmers?
The new ACRES schemes offer many options designed for tillage farmers but will they be taken up?
7 September 2022 Husbandry
Low inputs adding up on this year’s winter wheat
Gareth Culligan is trying to reduce chemical inputs on his farm. He is focused on diversity on his farm.
24 August 2022 Footprint Farmers
Sheep Management: finishing lambs, grass supplies and the orf vaccine
Reports from mart managers and factory procurement agents highlight continued issues with the flesh cover in lambs and slaughter performance.
24 August 2022 Management
Conditions ideal for fodder crops in most places
Fodder crops could help to fill a feed deficit for the winter ahead and warm soil temperatures make it a good time to plant.
21 August 2022 News
Unravelling the stubble cultivation obligations
Recent amendments to the nitrates obligations for tillage farmers see a number of derogations applied to the obligation to cultivate all stubbles post harvest.
17 August 2022 Husbandry
Season moves from harvest back to planting once again
While the bulk of the harvest happened in a very tight window, it could take quite a while to finish the remaining 10-15% of crops, some of which may have been damaged by the recent downpours.
17 August 2022 Husbandry