Northern Ireland
Min-till planting makes immediate impact on monitor farm
Kieran Mailey
AHDB monitor farmer Alastair Craig has seen lower fuel use and improved crop establishment in his winter cereal enterprise near Limavady, Co Derry.
1 November 2022 News
Wet October may make survey results stick
Our recent survey of winter crop planting intentions and progress could be frozen in time, as recent heavy rain may prevent any further planting.
26 October 2022 Crops
French farmers face many of the same challenges as Ireland
Crops were emerging and being planted in France last week, weather was helping to make things a bit easier.
Main focus remains on winter planting
Recent rain and the lowering of soil temperatures will likely result in lower crop establishment percentages, which should mean higher seed rates.
19 October 2022 Husbandry
Farmers to cut back on winter barley area as planting halted
Winter barley area looks set to fall in parts of the country as growers state their intention to reduce their area for the coming season. Andy Doyle and Siobhán Walsh report.
19 October 2022 News
Drop in winter barley area expected
Some farmers are reducing the area of winter barley for the 2023 season as they did not hit the desired yields this harvest.
9 October 2022 News
Planting in full swing on Tramlines farms
Planting is well under way on some of the Tramlines farms, while oilseed rape crops are up and looking well.
5 October 2022 From the Tramlines
Tillage podcast: barley prices break record €300/t
This week, the team talks record grain prices. Andy Doyle and Siobhán Walsh chat to Dairygold's Liam Leahy and Goldcrop’s Dave Barry.
5 October 2022 News
Check your seeding rate as time moves on
Tillage farmers will be busy planting winter cereal crops in the coming weeks and seeding rates need to change with ground and weather conditions.
4 October 2022 Husbandry
Tillage Management: temperature drop helps make earlier planting a bit safer
While growers with larger acreages are already planting, waiting until October helps reduce pressures from potential problems like grass weeds and BYDV.
28 September 2022 Husbandry
Planting cereals and harvesting maize and beet
It's all happening on the Tramlines farms this week, from planting winter cereals to harvesting maize and beet.
28 September 2022 From the Tramlines
Cycle swings back to planting yet again
Getting some planting done early removes some risk but doing all one's planting early adds substantially to other risks.
21 September 2022 Husbandry