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Tillage
US corn and soya bean harvest nearing completion
Siobhán Walsh
The US corn and soya bean harvests are nearing completion and winter wheat planting is well under way.
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.
26 October 2022 Farm machinery
Watch: Väderstad grows 25% in 12 months despite challenges in key markets
Peter Thomas Keaveney travelled to Germany to check out the latest innovations from Vaderstad, which included new cultivation and seeding equipment.
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
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
Dairygold announces €302/t for 2022 feed barley
Dairygold is the first co-op to finalise its grain prices for harvest 2022. The Munster-based co-op is one of the biggest buyers of grain in the country.
4 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
Dawsum recommended while Barra goes after 35 years
The 2023 winter wheat recommended list sees KWS Dawsum added while the major change to the winter oat list is the removal of Barra following 36 years of service to Irish growers.
14 September 2022 Husbandry
The planting cycle begins again
With the forecast indicating a weather window for planting from the end of this week, growers should weigh up the risks associated with virus, take-all and grass weeds
14 September 2022 Husbandry