Farmer Writes: ACRES - riparian buffer zone
James Strain
Letting the field go wild as part of the per-ha payment should easily generate more income for the farm, writes James Strain.
24 May 2023 News
Lemken launches Karat 10 cultivator
German machinery manufacturer Lemken has launched a new Karat 10 three-beam cultivator.
24 May 2023 News
On test: French one-pass proves itself with highly accurate metering and sowing
Peter Thomas Keaveney spent some time sowing grain this spring with the Sulky Progress one-pass drill, which was equipped with the French manufacturers serrated single disc coulter setup.
Department mapping peat soils for new 2024 CAP rules
There will be standards brought in for those farming on peatlands and wetlands to claim CAP payments.
24 May 2023 News
Tillage TAMS now open for applications
The Tillage Capital Investment Scheme is now open for applications. Applicants will be eager to submit their paperwork, as the scheme is one of the last to open.
23 May 2023 News
Save the date for Crops and cover crop cultivations this June
There will be all sorts of machinery on display and we'll talk seedbeds, cultivation methods and all things cover crops on the day.
21 May 2023 News
Watch: combination Kverneland sprayer works well on hilly Tyrone tillage farm
Peter Thomas Keaveney visited grain grower and contractor Trevor Black, to find out how his Kverneland spraying outfit has performed after its first three seasons working on the hills of Tyrone.
17 May 2023 Farm machinery
DAERA clarifies codes used on soil test reports
Some SNHS participants have queried their soil analysis results after certain fields were labelled with an environmental code.
22 March 2023 Northern Ireland
Impact of shallow cultivation measure on bird species is to be examined
The research project to run for five years will begin later this year in 2023.
12 March 2023 News
Kubota offers Topcon auto-steer options for M series tractors
Kubota will now offer a new range of auto-steer options for its M series tractors, following a recent partnership with Topcon Positioning Systems, throughout Europe.
23 February 2023 News
Kverneland to enter mechanical weeding market with acquisition
Kverneland has just acquired the mechanical weeding firm BC Technique SAS, a French manufacturer whose range been distributed under the Phenix Agrosystem brand.
1 February 2023 News
40 years in tillage: change was seen in all aspects of crop production
While change was evident in all agricultural sectors, it seems likely that tillage encountered the greatest changes overall having gone from incentivised production to set-aside.
11 January 2023 Crops