Over 52,000ha of straw going through the chopper
Peter Thomas Keaveney
Peter Thomas Keaveney takes a look at good practices surrounding straw incorporation and speaks to two farmers using different types of machines to carry out the job.
10 August 2022 Northern Ireland
New research sheds light on soil carbon
The researchers conclude that soil compaction could negatively affect how much carbon a grassland field is able to accumulate in the future.
23 July 2022 Management
Five farm maintenance jobs for mid-summer
Farm maintenance is a never-ending task. Where the workload has eased between jobs such as silage, outlined are some maintenance jobs to consider carrying out.
10 steps to autumn reseeding grass swards
Where farmers are planning to reseed this autumn, Kieran Mailey outlines some steps to consider.
20 July 2022 Northern Ireland
Soil degradation costing EU over €50bn annually
The deterioration of EU soils represents one of the greatest challenges to human food security.
15 July 2022 News
Growing costs on AHDB cereal monitor farm
Alastair Criag outlined the cost of growing winter barley on his farm near Ballykelly, Co Derry at a recent farm walk.
13 July 2022 Northern Ireland
Five tips to reseeding grass swards
For farmers planning on reseeding grass, outlined are five tips to consider.
25 June 2022 Management
Spring sowing done in two rounds in Donegal
Stephen Robb takes a walk through crops in Donegal to see how they are developing this spring.
4 May 2022 Crops
Kompactors doing same job with fewer trailers in Galway
Peter Thomas Keaveney catches up with Galway contractor Paul McAllen one year on from moving to a fleet of HiSpec Kompactor silage trailers to find out how the switch worked out.
20 April 2022 Farm machinery
Robots on UK arable farms by 2025
The presence of the robot on a commercial farm was described by Franklin as “a big deal” but he maintained it will soon be relatively common.
20 April 2022 Northern Ireland