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Recommended lists publication needs to be earlier
Siobhán Walsh
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.
2 May 2024 News
Tillage Podcast: busy days for tillage farmers
This week’s show has an update on fieldwork and the second part of UK farmer Andrew Ward’s talk, along with all the latest news.
1 May 2024 Husbandry
Tillage Management: power of work done, more to do
There has been a huge amount of work carried out on tillage farms in the last week, but there is more to be done.
Alpego’s Jet-X is just the drill for Meath tillage farmer
Gary Abbott visited Meath tillage farmer, Frank Eivers, to find out how his Alpego 3m Jet-X one-pass drill combination is performing as it enters its third season.
10 April 2024 Farm machinery
Tillage Management: difficult weather and crop management
The weather is not playing ball at all, from preventing sowing to making fertiliser spreading and spraying difficult.
3 April 2024 Husbandry
Tillage Podcast: wet weather, reports, schemes and blight
On this week’s tillage podcast we have a chat with a farmer in Meath, an adviser on potatoes and talk about brewery objections.
28 March 2024 News
Tillage farmers at crisis point with wet weather
Tillage farmers have been unable to get out to fields as persistent rain leaves fields in poor conditions.
27 March 2024 News
Tillage Management: spreading and spraying to be done. Weather delays sowing
Tillage farmers are still waiting on land to dry out to plant and are struggling to get through jobs like spraying and spreading fertiliser.
20 March 2024 Husbandry
Seed rates, shoot numbers and late-sown crops
A crop walk last week showed that while crops might look thin they can still perform, writes Siobhán Walsh.
13 March 2024 News
Tillage Management: weather continues to delay planting
Tillage farmers are severely impacted by weather at present as they cannot spread fertiliser or spray winter crops or start the spring planting season.
6 March 2024 Husbandry
Tillage Management: fertiliser and waiting on good conditions for beans
Tillage farmers are eager to get into fields, but waiting on good ground conditions is essential to produce good crops.
28 February 2024 News
Tillage management: winter crops will need fertiliser once weather suits
Tillage farmers have a busy time ahead once weather dries out with fertiliser and sprays due on winter crops, aside from any spring work.
21 February 2024 Husbandry