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Tillage
Tillage farmers can still grow good crops
Siobhán Walsh
Agronomists across the country remain optimistic for tillage crops, despite the incessant rain. Siobhán Walsh reports.
2 April 2024 News
Teagasc issues advice following fodder committee meeting
Teagasc has issued advice for both tillage and grassland farmers following a meeting of the National Fodder and Food Security Committee.
1 April 2024 Reseeding
Organic farming and reseeding
With growing numbers of farmers either organic or in the process of converting to organic farming, Aidan Brennan looks at some of the options around reseeding.
You must rotate crops under CAP
Farmers should remember that while crop diversification requirements do not apply for 2024, crop rotation requirements do.
31 March 2024 News
Plans to exempt 28,000 farmers from inspections
Significant flexibilities from calendar farming are proposed for tillage farmers.
20 March 2024 News
Commission plans CAP flexibility as it declares farming is in 'crisis'
Over 28,000 Irish farmers could be free from CAP inspections and payment penalties if the proposals are seen through.
13 March 2024 News
Organic status not compromising output in Offaly
Ken Gill is proof that beef output doesn’t have to be compromised when it comes to an organic farm.
9 March 2024 Sucklers
Minister can use force majeure on three-crop rule
The EU will not grant a derogation from the three-crop rule, but Ireland can use force majeure to overcome this issue.
28 February 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
Keep crop rotation in mind this spring
The Teagasc National Tillage Conference heard of the importance of crop rotation last week.
6 February 2024 News
Tillage Podcast: little planting progress and three-crop rule update
This week’s show comes from the Drummonds winter conference and reports on a jam-packed paper on rules updates, opinions from the industry and what’s being done to maintain tillage area.
25 January 2024 News
Tillage Management: soil samples and seed the top tasks
Taking soil samples and ordering seed are the jobs that should be top of the agenda at the minute.
24 January 2024 Husbandry