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Home Farm: genetic value information crucial
Matt Dempsey
Given the low profitability in the system, maximum utilisation of grazed grass is going to be essential.
30 November 2022 Crops
Lively potato conference tells of progress and concerns
This year’s potato conference was moved from spring to post harvest to avoid a clash with the World Potato Congress, which took place in Ireland earlier this year.
The professor explains: What’s the craic with Carbon?
We are hearing a lot about carbon, but what is it and what is its role in the environment? The Professor Tommy Boland explains.
Min-till planting makes immediate impact on monitor farm
AHDB monitor farmer Alastair Craig has seen lower fuel use and improved crop establishment in his winter cereal enterprise near Limavady, Co Derry.
23 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Fodder Scheme Deadline, Grazing Kale and vermin control
This week's Beef Management looks at grazing kale, controlling vermin around yards and tips on grazing kale.
23 November 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: disappointing autumn weather
I’m not keen on insecticides, beneficials and other little fellows inevitably suffer, writes Gerald Potterton.
23 November 2022 Farmer Writes
Lemken adds new camera functions to Steketee hoeing machines
Lemken have just introduced a new ‘Combi Cam Mode’ for the Steketee mechanical weeding equipment, which generates a superimposed image for weed detection.
23 November 2022 News
Gene editing: regulate the ‘product’ not the ‘process’
Moving to regulate the product and not the process is central to Canada’s revised genetic engineering regulations and it seems likely to open the door to significant crop innovation.
21 November 2022 Crops
Positive outlook for Sunergy crops in NI
A review of existing literature suggests Silphium (Sunergy) should perform well in NI as a crop for AD.
16 November 2022 Northern Ireland
Under the bonnet of the eco-scheme options
Being able to fulfill two eco-scheme obligations is critical for farmers to enable them to claw back almost 20% of the deduction of their entitlement value.
16 November 2022 Crops
Almost €1m in funds allocated to two tillage research projects
The projects will focus on the breeding of more diverse barley and wheat in Ireland.
14 November 2022 News
This week in photos - checking crops, marts and tornado damage
Our top photos from the week include the damage left at a Wexford farmyard after a tornado hit, all the action from Baltinglass Mart and a Cork tillage farmer checking crops and pruning hazelnut trees
13 November 2022 News