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Review needed on new ploughing rules for derogation farms – IFA
Noel Bardon
Ploughing may be needed to incorporate farmyard manure into soil and get good results from reseeding, said the IFA.
4 May 2022 Crops
Spring sowing done in two rounds in Donegal
Stephen Robb takes a walk through crops in Donegal to see how they are developing this spring.
Beneficial changes are being accelerated by policy
While tillage farming is increasingly accepted as being best in class on emissions, there is always more that can be done as profitability can run parallel to sustainability.
‘Not a single stone in the field’
A pair of Kilkenny youths thought they'd never be done picking stones recently.
4 May 2022 News
Compostable maize film €50/ac more expensive this year
As a result of the ban on single-use plastics last July, the old-type oxo-degradable plastic will be replaced with compostable film, which is costing more.
27 April 2022 News
Turning a new sod: Ireland’s largest plough in action
Peter Thomas Keaveney travelled to south Tipperary to catch up with a 12-furrow Kverneland PW wagon plough in action, Ireland’s largest plough.
6 April 2022 Farm machinery
Ireland takes Russia’s place to host World Ploughing Contest
The National Ploughing Association (NPA) has announced it will host the World Ploughing Contest alongside the national event this year.
6 April 2022 News
Watch: this week in photos - potatoes, ploughing, barley and fertiliser
Our top farming photos from the past week include Markies potatoes being set, ASN fertiliser being spread to a crop of Ariella and Planet spring malting barley being set in Co Cork.
3 April 2022 News
Farmer Writes: the view from the crow’s nest
Most tillage farmers have their thoughts sharply focused on crop establishment and fertiliser prices. Farmer writer Gerald Potterton's attention may be elsewhere this 1 April.
30 March 2022 News
Trade stand spaces available online for Ploughing 22 exhibitors
Exhibitors who wish to book stand spaces at this year's National Ploughing Championships are told to book early to avail of early bird offers.
22 March 2022 News
Ploughing ecological focus areas would provide extra tillage ground – Heydon
Minister Martin Heydon says detail on a support package which will be made available to farmers to overcome supply challenges might be made available in the coming days.
9 March 2022 News
World Ploughing Contest cancelled due to Russia’s ‘atrocious’ conduct
The World Ploughing Organisation cancelled the event due to what it described as Russia’s violation and breach of international law.
4 March 2022 News