April beans: the big planting question
Siobhán Walsh
Many farmers are wondering what crops to plant as the season moves on. In this article, we examine the costs involved with spring beans.
27 February 2024 News
Ground conditions most important when planting beans
Beans are a really good option for growers as they provide a break crop in the rotation and do not require any artificial nitrogen.
7 February 2024 News
Tillage farm incomes to plummet
Wet weather is causing havoc on tillage farms and rules and regulations are adding to problems as farmers assess whether to resow or not.
The potential to increase the value of Irish protein crops
Research is ongoing to create new valorisation opportunities for Irish pulses.
7 February 2024 Crops
2024 protein payment offers insurance
The protein payment offers farmers a secure income which is not dependent on yield or crop price.
23 January 2024 News
Tillage management: is it time to park up drills?
Weather has stopped work for many, but at this time of the year it might be better to stop planting winter cereals until January or February.
13 December 2023 Husbandry
Protein Aid Scheme payments issue to farmers
The rate for this year has been set at €583/ha for beans, peas, lupins and soya, with a half rate payment of €291.50/ha for the protein cereal mix.
7 December 2023 News