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Maize acreage up 10,000ac this year
Rachel Donovan
The season for Maize is generally from 1 May to 1 October, this is despite a lot of maize still being sown up to this week.
12 May 2024 News
Watch: this week in photos - farmers get on with fieldwork
Our top farming photos from the past week include farmers planting potatoes, feeding and moving stock, sowing grass seed, applying lime, spreading urea, some mart action and more.
12 May 2024 News
Barley yellow dwarf virus risk in late-sown crops
There is a high risk of barley yellow dwarf virus in spring crops this year, as most crops were planted in April and May or are yet to be planted.
Farmer Writes: I've lost interest in this year's crops
Sowing was a mad rush in the one good week, a couple of weeks ago. The fields were barely dry enough but still, like everyone else, we pushed ahead.
8 May 2024 Farmer Writes
Spike in sales of spring barley seed
Demand for spring barley seed has seen a marked increase in sales, as arable farmers finally make progress with planting.
Watch: this week in photos - grass, ploughing and bringing in cows
Our top photos from the past week include farmers raking grass, ploughing, baling silage, bringing in cows for milking, sowing spring barley and more.
28 April 2024 News
Farm Tech Talk: sheds, sheep prices and sowing clover
A palatial shed for pedigree cattle in Monaghan, the latest sheep prices and advice for over-sowing clover feature in this week's show.
26 April 2024 News
Spring has sprung for tillage farmers
Tillage farmers were able to move into fields over the last week as favourable weather took hold across the country.
24 April 2024 News
New €100/ha tillage payment is 'miniscule', say farmers
The tillage payment of €100/ha is welcomed by farmers, but has been described nothing more than an "encouragement" and is "totally inadequate".
24 April 2024 News
German seed precision ticks boxes for busy contractor
Sowing a substantial acreage of corn each year, Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with Wexford contractor Trevor James to find out why he runs Horsch drills.
24 April 2024 Farm machinery
Calculating sowing rate this spring
Having the right sowing rate is essential. Have sowing rates calculated and seed ordered so that you are ready when the weather turns.
23 April 2024 News
Tillage Podcast: tillage area 'being eroded' - Minister
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue joins us on this week’s Irish Farmers Journal Tillage Podcast.
18 April 2024 News