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Farmer Writes: disappointing autumn weather
Gerald Potterton
I’m not keen on insecticides, beneficials and other little fellows inevitably suffer, writes Gerald Potterton.
23 November 2022 Farm machinery
Watch: heavy duty Irish built Alstrong Auctus impresses
Peter Thomas Keaveney writes about his experience putting the Alstrong Auctus one pass reseeding unit through its paces in varying conditions during the summer.
26 October 2022 Farm machinery
Watch: Väderstad grows 25% in 12 months despite challenges in key markets
Peter Thomas Keaveney travelled to Germany to check out the latest innovations from Vaderstad, which included new cultivation and seeding equipment.
Farmer Writes: Early sowing a balancing act
Foggy mornings and shorter days with poorer drying, as autumn wears on, make for sticky min-till seedbeds.
28 September 2022 Farmer Writes
The planting cycle begins again
With the forecast indicating a weather window for planting from the end of this week, growers should weigh up the risks associated with virus, take-all and grass weeds
14 September 2022 Husbandry
How will ACRES work for tillage farmers?
The new ACRES schemes offer many options designed for tillage farmers but will they be taken up?
7 September 2022 Husbandry
The EU's policies will lead to food shortages - McCarthy
Cork-born tillage farmer Jim McCarthy has forthright opinions on food production informed by a lifetime of experience across different continents.
17 August 2022 Feature
Catch crop establishment: what are the options?
With the harvest well wrapped in many parts of the country, the focus of many farmers has been turned to sowing catch crops, Gary Abbott looks at some of the suitable establishment methods and costs.
17 August 2022 Farm machinery
Top tips for reseeding to grassland swards
Reseeding around 10% of your farm annually can have major benefits in sward quality and the amount of grass you grow annually.
3 August 2022 Reseeding
Amazone UF 02 hits the spot for Tyrone tillage farmer
Gary Abbott visited William Russell of Riverview Farms in Tyrone to find out how the farm’s Amazone UF 2002 and FT 1502 mounted sprayer combination is performing having sprayed over 9,000 acres.
22 June 2022 Farm machinery
My Farming Week: Alan Hurley, Derrivereen, Rossmore, Clonakilty, Co Cork
Tillage farmer Alan Hurley has been producing more barley for whiskey production over the last four years.
15 June 2022 News