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Catch crops

This week's notes cover sheep scab and lice, grazing catch crops and notifying the Department of temporary movement of sheep for grazing.
By Darren Carty on 03 December 2017
This week's notes cover sheep scab and lice, grazing catch crops and notifying the Department of temporary movement of sheep for grazing.
By Darren Carty on 30 November 2017
Wet and now cold conspire to bring the planting season to a definite end.
By Andy Doyle on 30 November 2017
From 1 December, some GLAS farmers are permitted to allow catch crops be grazed.
By William Conlon on 30 November 2017
The deadline for planting catch crops under the scheme was originally 15 September, however this was extended twice, due to the high levels of rainfall.
By Amy Forde on 28 November 2017
The very heavy input restrictions on Danish farmers that restricted farm output have been eased somewhat, but they will be monitored carefully for their impact.
By Andy Doyle on 16 November 2017
With less than 50% of the winter crop area planted due to the ongoing damp conditions, establishment costs are likely to be much higher.
By Andy Doyle on 27 October 2017
Some farmers will be taking farmyard manure in from the fields, while others will be busy spreading it before the deadline.
By William Conlon on 27 October 2017
Planting slow to progress as weather remains unhelpful, while harvesting is now almost totally abandoned.
By Pat O'Toole on 19 October 2017
A pilot agri-environment scheme is being developed among farmers in the Glens of Antrim. Peter McCann reports.
By Peter McCann on 19 October 2017
While some planting has been done, conditions remain difficult for planting, especially for small-seeded catch crops using minimum cultivation.
By Andy Doyle on 12 October 2017
The planting deadline for catch crops has been further extended as a consequence of the very poor harvest and lack of planting opportunities.
By Andy Doyle on 05 October 2017
Winter crops planting must now get under way whenever ground conditions are good enough but straw remains an obstacle in some fields.
By Andy Doyle on 05 October 2017
The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that farmers in GLAS now have extra time to establish a crop.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 03 October 2017
We must hope that weather conditions enable the completion of harvesting of ripe crops in the days ahead.
By Andy Doyle on 21 September 2017
Weekend weather: rain and unsettled weather ahead
Met Éireann has forecast showers and widespread rain today, with the weekend also looking quite broken.
By Caitríona Morrissey on 08 September 2017
Broken weather is once again making the completion of harvest and the removal of straw very difficult and sowing of oilseed rape and catch crops is now critical.
By Andy Doyle on 07 September 2017
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By Amy Forde on 06 September 2017
Deadline for planting catch crops in GLAS extended due to weather
The Department confirmed news of the extension of the catch crops deadline on Tuesday afternoon.
By Anthony Jordan on 06 September 2017
Farmers are being urged to bring their waste to the collection points this autumn. Deadlines are also looming for catch crops and chemical fertiliser application
By William Conlon on 07 September 2017
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