Growing rye on sand in north Derry
Siobhán Walsh
This young farmer says rye is an easy crop to grow and look after and is harvested in July helping with workload and cashflow.
26 June 2022 News
Drummonds working to reduce dependence on chemicals
Drummonds is trialling mixed varieties of winter wheat and barley at its trial site in Termonfeckin, Co Louth.
Weather allows spraying to finish up
The weather has become more settled and allowed farmers to get out to spray some of the final fungicides this week.
Open day to show agronomy and machinery demos
The Drummonds open day will have trial plots and machinery demos. There will be also be an opportunity to discuss grass weeds, liquid fertiliser and forage crops.
12 June 2022 News
Weather has been changeable, but work is up-to-date.
The weather has been very changeable over the past two weeks, but the Tramlines farmers are-up to-date with work, writes Siobhán Walsh.
1 June 2022 Crops
Tillage podcast: rethinking N rates, Flahavan’s, net blotch and solar farms
This week, Stephen, Andy and Siobhan run through key agronomy tips for the week, discuss net blotch and ask if it’s time to rethink nitrogen rates on winter wheat.
19 May 2022 News
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.
11 May 2022 Crops
Rain allows crops to shine and impress
Rain was welcome in crops over the weekend and helped to boost growth and allow weeds to emerge.
4 May 2022 Crops
Timing and nutrition on the agenda in Co Louth
Spray timings and nutrition were on the agenda at a crop walk held at the Drummonds trial site with Teagasc earlier this week.
My Farming Week: Brian Dunne, Woodlands, Rathangan Co Kildare
This week, we talk to the Dunnes from Rathangan in Co Kildare who each have an all-Ireland ploughing medal to their name.
20 April 2022 News
From the Tramlines: winter crops up to date as sowing winds down
This week Stephen Robb talks to farmers from Down, Cork and Wexford where most winter crop husbandry jobs are up to date and spring sowing is drawing to an end.
6 April 2022 Crops
USDA crop report fails to impress
The first USDA crop progress report for 2022 was published this week and crop conditions fell well below trade expectation.
6 April 2022 Markets