Lemken expands mechanical weeders for ridges
Gary Abbott
The Lemken-owned mechanical weeding brand Steketee has recently introduced the EC-Ridger for weed control in ridged crops such as potatoes, and carrots.
10 August 2022 Viewpoints
Moving the goalposts is disrespectful to tillage farmers
It is frustrating for tillage farmers to sit on combines and tractors confused as goalposts move on the specification guidelines.
10 August 2022 Farm machinery
Over 52,000ha of straw going through the chopper
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.
From the Tramlines: happy farmers as sun shines on harvest
It’s all go with harvest this week as tillage farmers make the most of the good weather.
10 August 2022 From the Tramlines
Farmer Writes: grass only growing in fits and starts
The milk that we produce can’t be produced at a lower carbon footprint anywhere else in the world, writes Bill O'Keeffe.
10 August 2022 Farmer Writes
Flat rate tillage payment proposed to increase area
A number of different groups came together to discuss proposals to maintain and increase the tillage area.
3 August 2022 News
From the Tramlines: rain halts harvesting in broken weather
This year’s harvest is at very different stages in counties Carlow, Meath and Derry, writes Andy Doyle.
3 August 2022 From the Tramlines
Farmer Writes: Is regenerative farming the future?
Is organic farming all it's cracked up to be, or are there better options to improve farm sustainablity? Gerald Potterton writes.
3 August 2022 Farmer Writes
Cut to direct payments if 20-25% of land is not left in stubble
Up until last Friday, the rules required shallow cultivation or the sowing of a crop in all circumstances within seven days of the chopping or baling of straw post-harvest.
3 August 2022 News
A bad start to building farmer buy-in to carbon plan
The first day of the brave new world towards 2030 and lower-carbon farming will not have allayed farmer fears of a pincer movement.
3 August 2022 Dealer
Winter oilseed rape a good option for the autumn
Winter oilseed rape will make good use of nitrogen over the autumn and winter time, allowing rates of fertiliser to be cut back.
31 July 2022 News
'No clear pathway' to 25% emissions reduction
Emissions target a battle for rural businesses as well as farmers, farm organisations say.