Vaderstad Spirit fits the bill for Wexford farmers
Gary Abbott
In 2020, Curracloe Farms made the decision to upgrade to a 6m Vaderstad Spirit seed and fertiliser disc drill, Gary Abbott caught up with Simon Donohoe to find out how the drill has performed.
13 March 2024 Farm machinery
Watch: Kuhn demos latest wares in Kildare
Last autumn, Kuhn Center Ireland held a working tillage event in Athy, Co Kildare, showcasing a sample of the cultivation and seeding kit offered by the brand. Gary Abbott looks at the highlights.
14 February 2024 News
Department to seek three-crop rule flexibility
The Irish Farmers Journal understands that work is under way to try to get some flexibility on crop diversification requirements, but there is no guarantee that it will come.
See inside the lab that tests your seed
Seed is a hot topic this year as there is a shortage. Over 10,000 tests are carried out on seed by the Department of Agriculture.
14 February 2024 News
Tillage Management: it’s all about seed
As weather continues to keep farmers out of fields get your seed ordered and have it in the shed during the current shortage.
7 February 2024 Husbandry
Tillage management: wet weather leaves machinery parked
There is plenty of planning to be done on tillage farms at present. Seed and fertiliser need to be ordered.
31 January 2024 Husbandry
Over 100,000 fewer straw bales in 2024
The tillage industry fears a drop in area as land availability, low incomes, seed shotages and rules impact farms.
24 January 2024 News
Lamma 2024: Stocks add new precision applicator for smaller machines
Stocks Ag launched a small seed and micro granule applicator for machinery up to 4m wide at Lamma last week.
24 January 2024 Farm machinery
Tillage Management: soil samples and seed the top tasks
Taking soil samples and ordering seed are the jobs that should be top of the agenda at the minute.
24 January 2024 Husbandry
Tillage farmers face penalty if three-crop rule not met
The Department of Agriculture will treat tillage farmers on a case-by-case basis when it comes to inspecting crop diversification requirements this season.
24 January 2024 News
Tillage Podcast: loans, beans, lists and learning
On this week’s podcast, we hear from speakers at the Dairygold tillage conference and focus on seed.
18 January 2024 News
Seed shortage update - keep planting winter wheat
The Irish Seed Trade Association has secured a derogation for Irish seed, but seed is still short and Teagasc is advising growers to continue to plant winter wheat.
17 January 2024 News