Home Farm: change of tillage plans
Matt Dempsey
Even if we don’t get to sow the spring barley until 1 May, we can still be confident of getting a crop that’s usable as either arable silage or as usable grain and straw.
28 February 2024 Farmer Writes
TB stands for 'trouble brewing'
Derek Robinson fears a significant hit to income after an outbreak of TB in an associated herd.
14 February 2024 Husbandry
Tillage management: welcome news on poor crops, OSR agronomy
There was welcome news from the Department of Agriculture on poorly established crops this week.
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
Straw shortage continues to impact prices
Straw availability continues to be an issue, with many farmers relying on bales imported from Britain.
31 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Livestock can be integrated with arable crops
David Wright reports from the annual conference for arable growers, organised by the Ulster Arable Society, Ulster Farmers’ Union and CAFRE.
31 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Only 62% of winter crops planted
Tillage farmers faced a wet harvest and wet autumn and winter, which has led to a decrease in the area of winter crops planted for the second year in a row.
31 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
Department issues recommended lists amidst seed shortage
There is a spring seed shortage at present and a number of organisations are working together to alleviate the problem.
17 January 2024 News
Growers warned of spring seed shortage
Seed merchants are warning farmers looking for seed to grow spring cereals, to enquire early about availability.
17 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Midleton farmer crowned malting barley grower of the year
A Midleton farmer has been crowned the Dairygold malting barley farmer of the year for the 2023 season. The announcement was made at the co-op’s annual tillage conference.
12 January 2024 News
Three new varieties added to spring barley list
The Department of Agriculture has released the spring barley recommended list. It includes 10 varieties, three of them new.
10 January 2024 News