Farm Programmes
From the Tramlines: happy farmers as sun shines on harvest
Siobhán Walsh
It’s all go with harvest this week as tillage farmers make the most of the good weather.
10 August 2022 News
Harvest up to 65% complete already
Good weather has continued to drive an early and rapid harvest for most growers with exceptional yields to date.
10 August 2022 Husbandry
Good conditions drive harvest progress
The ongoing dry and hot spell of weather has accelerated harvest progress and some growers are already finished cutting cereals
Harvest 2022: changes to Boortmalt specs and charges
Here are some changes that farmers should be aware of as they deliver barley to Boortmalt this harvest.
9 August 2022 News
BASF and Boortmalt to improve carbon footprint of barley
BASF and Boortmalt are working with 50 Irish tillage farmers to reduce their carbon emissions.
7 August 2022 News
Malting price rises after downward trend
The Boortmalt price is based on a French malting barley price, the Free-On-Board Creil malting barley price.
2 August 2022 News
Spring barley gets off to a good start
Early indications from the spring barley harvest would suggest that crops are living up to or exceeding grower expectations
27 July 2022 News
Harvest moving at pace as crops mature early
Many grower will be hoping for a better average performance from their other crops than they achieved with winter barley.
27 July 2022 Husbandry
From the Tramlines: rain stalls work in Derry, while harvest is upon others
There are very different stories from farmers this week. Some are preparing for harvest, while rain is stopping work for others.
12 spring barley varieties on the seed availability list
Here are the spring cereal seed availability lists for the coming season. They are subject to change, but give a good idea of what will be available.
5 July 2022 News
From the Tramlines: rain welcome, but ramularia high in winter barley
Rain was welcomed at the weekend as some crops were in need of moisture. Very few crops have fell with the rain so far.
From the Tramlines: 100mm of rain in Donegal as harvest nears in Leinster
This week we speak to growers in counties Laois, Donegal and Wexford and there is a big difference between crops across the country.