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'Wetter fields are a disaster, they're wiped out'
Rachel Donovan
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.
31 January 2024 Northern Ireland
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 Viewpoints
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.
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
Tillage Management: cover crops and testing sprayers
Cover crops can be grazed from 1 January if you have buffers in place. Your sprayer may also be due its test.
27 December 2023 Husbandry
Climate action plan 2024 to map drained grasslands and mineral soils
There has been little or no change to the targets for agriculture which were set out in the 2023 climate action plan for 2024. However, there are new actions for the land use sector.
21 December 2023 Climate and environment
Harvesting 1,750ac of maize and soybean in the US corn belt
Sarah Hastings farms in Illinois. She told Claire McCormack that skyrocketing nitrogen bills increased her cost of production this year.
13 December 2023 Feature
Crop insurance and farm subsidies still eclipse conservation in US farm policy
Claire McCormack speaks to Jonathan Coppess, associate professor of agricultural policy and law, at the University of Illinois, about the US Farm Bill and the Trump vote among farmers.
6 December 2023 Feature
Sky Agriculture adds mounted models to disc harrow range
At Agritechnica, Sky Agriculture added 3m, 4m and 5m mounted models to its Methys HDS Disc harrow range, which now spans from 3m to 12m.
22 November 2023 Farm machinery
New tillage environmental scheme on the cards
Department officials have said that a tillage expansion and sustainability scheme is being proposed after the Food Vision tillage group’s interim recommendations were considered.
25 October 2023 News