Exclusive: areas of crops applied for chopping in 2024
Siobhán Walsh
Here is the breakdown of the crop areas in the Straw Measure which the Minister for Agriculture wants to suspend.
11 July 2024 News
Tillage Podcast: varieties, trials and cereal breeders
We report from the Irish Seed Trade Association open day this week. We chat to a trials manager and talk to a cereal breeder from Europe.
10 July 2024 Varieties
Hurler is coming off the ditch
With 14 varieties of spring barley in seed production farmers are spoiled for choice for the 2025 season.
Recommended lists publication needs to be earlier
In recent years the publication of the recommended lists has been delayed and this is impacting on farmers ability to choose varieties with all the information to hand.
10 July 2024 Varieties
Number of straw bales to fall by 250,000
The decline in cereal area in 2024 could see a quarter of a million bales exit the straw market this year.
3 July 2024 News
My Farming Week: Norman Dunne, Owenstown, Maynooth, Co Kildare
Norman Dunne and his father Michael used to operate a conventional tillage system, before moving to direct drilling in recent years.
3 July 2024 Feature
Farmers turn out for farm walk in Co Waterford
Over 80 farmers attended the Irish Farmers Journal's Footprint Farmers walk hosted by Pádraig Connery in Clashmore, Co Waterford.
26 June 2024 Footprint Farmers
Price bonus offered for carbon-certified barley
Some farmers are paid for taking part in sustainability and regenerative agriculture programmes. However, some are not paid, but receive soil sampling or seed.
26 June 2024 News
Tillage Management: finishing up on spring cereals
As the end of June draws in, it is time to be finishing up with the sprayer in the spring cereal fields and getting out to walk your crops.
26 June 2024 Husbandry
Virus infection probably not as bad as it seems
Yellow leaves in spring cereals are frustrating farmers, but more solutions might be on the way to prevent barley yellow dwarf virus.
23 June 2024 News
Accompany the Agronomist: disease levels moderate, gates beginning to close
Agronomists across the country took part in this survey. Siobhán Walsh reports.
19 June 2024 News
Tillage management: final sprays on cereals
Spring cereal crops are coming to the final fungicide stage. Consult with your agronomist on what is needed as crops will vary.
19 June 2024 Husbandry