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Tillage: buffers, liebacks and changes to ACRES rules
Siobhán Walsh
There are a lot of rules for tillage farmers to follow to protect water quality and more changes to ACRES rules.
11 June 2024 News
Farm walk: premium and cover crops, slurry and time management in Waterford
Premium crops and biodiversity are just two of the topics that will be explored on the Footprint Farmers farm walk next week.
22 May 2024 News
US scheme pays farmers €25/ac to plant cover crops
Farmers in the US are being paid for implementing regenerative farming practices. Siobhán Walsh reports from Illinois in the US.
Guinness announces winners of regenerative barley awards
Nicky Keane has been announced as the winner of the Guinness Ireland Regenerative Barley Award for 2023.
30 April 2024 News
Tillage Podcast: wonderful weather for field work
On this week's show, we hear from a UK farmer dealing with black grass, cover cropping and direct drilling.
25 April 2024 News
Slurry from 5,000 cattle provides for well-fed crops
The Kepak farm in Co Meath is using slurry wisely to reduce artificial inputs, reduce emissions and improve sustainability.
27 March 2024 News
'Wetter fields are a disaster, they're wiped out'
Teagasc held a number of winter crop walks last week, advising farming how to assess and manage bare and patchy crops. The Irish Farmers Journal spoke to farmers in Oak Park.
21 February 2024 News
Livestock can be integrated with arable crops
David Wright reports from the annual conference for arable growers, organised by the Ulster Arable Society, Ulster Farmers’ Union and CAFRE.
31 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Tillage risk, woes and carbon
Tillage farmers have faced a wet harvest, wet autumn and now a wet winter, which has led to a decrease in the area of winter crops planted for the second year in a row.
31 January 2024 Viewpoints
Farming 2,100ac of maize and soybeans in the USA
Claire McCormack reports from the Rice family farm in Illinois where they grow maize and soybeans, alongside a suckler operation.
10 January 2024 News
Tillage Management: rolling cover crops in the frost
Frosty weather provides an opportunity to roll cover crops ahead of planting. This can cut out the use of a herbicide.
9 January 2024 News
Tillage Management: managing catch crops and upcoming events for your diary
Rain has dominated the forecast, but hopefully drier weather is on the way. There are plenty of events coming up in January.
3 January 2024 Husbandry