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Tillage
Tillage Podcast: trials, downpours and nice crops on Cork farm
Siobhán Walsh
We report from the Goldcrop open day in Shangarry, Co Cork, on this week’s show, speaking to John Dunne and Donal Fitzgerald.
19 June 2024 News
Cereals down by 10,000ha
Crop area has declined this season by about 6,600ha. Cereals have taken a big drop of 10,000ha in 2024.
A Wicklow way of arable innovation
Wicklow farmer Nigel Gillis talks to Brendan Dunford about his fascination with trying new approaches to build more resilience into his farming system.
Accompany the Agronomist: disease levels moderate, gates beginning to close
Agronomists across the country took part in this survey. Siobhán Walsh reports.
19 June 2024 News
Winter barley begins to turn as weather improves
This week, Conor Kehoe talks to farmers in Tipperary, Galway, and Westmeath as preparations begin for harvest.
19 June 2024 Crops
Tillage needs investment to play its part in sustainable Irish agriculture
The tillage sector can play a key role in making Irish agriculture more sustainable and environmentally friendly, writes Siobhán Walsh.
19 June 2024 News
Tipp man ploughing his own furrow down under
Fergal O’Sullivan spoke with Tipperary native, John Moloney, product manager at Kubota Australia, to discuss the Australian agricultural machinery industry.
19 June 2024 Farm machinery
Ireland won’t grow gene edited, but will consume GM crops
Gene editing is different to genetic modification and according to a UCC lecturer and researcher, could reduce crop inputs, increase yields and improve safety.
18 June 2024 News
Main crops area down 2%, cereals down 4%
At this year’s Goldcrop open days crop area estimates were provided - and the outlook is better than expected.
16 June 2024 News
Weekend weather: changeable with heavy showers and some dry spells
Met Éireann has forecast mixed and changeable weather for the weekend, with longer spells of rain at times, some heavy. There will be dry spells too with sunshine, and it will become drier early next week.
14 June 2024 News
Let’s have crop regulation but don’t block science
Our farmers are expected to change to using less nutrients and sprays almost overnight.
12 June 2024 Viewpoints
Tullamore Farm testing the peas and cereal combi-crop mix
Kelsey Daly looks at growing a combi-crop mix on Tullamore Farm for high protein silage while reducing the nitrogen input on the farm.
12 June 2024 Footprint Farmers