France using human urine as crop fertiliser
Barry Murphy
French agricultural researchers report that early trials using human urine as a fertiliser on crops are showing positive results.
12 May 2022 News
Tillage Podcast: in the fields, blight warnings and mixed crop scheme
This week Stephen Robb and Andy Doyle take a look at how crops are doing in the south, key crop management tips, the new mixed-crop scheme, blight warnings and grain markets.
11 May 2022 Crops
In The Fields: the makings of a bountiful harvest
In recent years I have come to associate cold springs with higher yield potential and I hope that this one can deliver once again.
Harvest wheat price pushes past €390/t
Tightening wheat supply globally is the main driver for continuously increasing grain and feed prices.
11 May 2022 News
Moving towards T2 in winter wheat and final sprays on barley
Crops are moving nicely through growth stages, with winter barley heading towards its final fungicide at earing out, winter wheat is at T2 and early spring crops are at T1 timing.
11 May 2022 Husbandry
Home Farm: decisions to make on first cut silage
We are looking at vastly increased costs of producing the crops for the forthcoming harvest than was ever the case.
11 May 2022 Opinion
From the Tramlines: wet and windy May spurs hope for good harvest
This week, Stephen Robb talks to farmers from Meath, Carlow and Derry, where crops are developing well with the help of moisture and milder temperatures.
11 May 2022 Crops
Grain Trends: tight supply continues to drive prices
Another surge in prices is beginning to widen the price gap between native cereals and imported grains.
11 May 2022 Markets
IFA Potato Report: maincrop planting nearing completion
Planting of 2022 maincrop is now nearing completion in many areas, with many growers reported to have planted less due to input costs.
11 May 2022 Markets
Grower help needed for blackgrass and Italian ryegrass survey
With a new Teagasc survey on grassweeds about to take place, Andy Doyle spoke to Vijaya Bhaskar and John Mahon to clarify previous findings and discuss the purpose of this new project.
11 May 2022 Husbandry
Dempsey at Large: legislating for national and corporate climate goals
Farmers have real scope to have on-farm practices that capture carbon – and not just in hedges.
11 May 2022 Opinion
Steketee introduces self-steering frame option for all mechanical hoes
Lemken has just introduced the Steketee ‘EC-Steer’, a parallel steering frame which converts any existing hoe to joystick or camera-guided steering through being mounted between the tractor and hoe.
11 May 2022 News