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Tillage
Tillage management: winter crops will need fertiliser once weather suits
Siobhán Walsh
Tillage farmers have a busy time ahead once weather dries out with fertiliser and sprays due on winter crops, aside from any spring work.
14 February 2024 News
Department to seek three-crop rule flexibility
The Irish Farmers Journal understands that work is under way to try to get some flexibility on crop diversification requirements, but there is no guarantee that it will come.
14 February 2024 Husbandry
Tillage management: welcome news on poor crops, OSR agronomy
There was welcome news from the Department of Agriculture on poorly established crops this week.
Exclusive: patchy crops will not be penalised
Here is some clarification on what to do with bare patches and winter crops which did not establish.
13 February 2024 News
Tillage farmers face €7,500 weather hit
Tillage farmers are facing into a year of huge financial losses and policy and regulations are increasing problems on farms.
7 February 2024 News
To replant or not to replant?
Thin winter crops need to be assessed in the coming weeks before action is taken.
7 February 2024 Crops
Tillage Podcast: payments and counting plants, crops and carbon
On this week’s Tillage Podcast, we have advice for farmers on what to do with poorly established crops.
1 February 2024 News
Only 62% of winter crops planted
Tillage farmers faced a wet harvest and wet autumn and winter, which has led to a decrease in the area of winter crops planted for the second year in a row.
31 January 2024 News
An even crop is more important than a good plant count
Farmers should carry out plant counts, but also look at ground conditions, evenness and plant health.
30 January 2024 News
Tillage Podcast: little planting progress and three-crop rule update
This week’s show comes from the Drummonds winter conference and reports on a jam-packed paper on rules updates, opinions from the industry and what’s being done to maintain tillage area.
25 January 2024 News
Over 100,000 fewer straw bales in 2024
The tillage industry fears a drop in area as land availability, low incomes, seed shotages and rules impact farms.
24 January 2024 News
Barley straw prices surge to £110/bale
As the scarcity of straw intensifies, prices for large bales of barley straw have soared to £110
10 January 2024 Northern Ireland