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Crops

Markets were once again mixed last week, with both Paris wheat and rape seeing marginal declines while US wheat, maize and particularly soya beans futures recorded reasonable increases.
By Stephen Robb on 20 February 2018
With a slight increase in temperatures expected this week and with some growers observing yellowing in forward winter crops, it’s time to start thinking about spring nitrogen applications.
By Stephen Robb on 16 February 2018
The removal of the 30ha limit of arable crops where more than 75% of a farm business is grassland, including rough grazing, is a positive move for farmers.
By Odile Evans on 01 February 2018
Dairygold sets bean price
The co-op has announced its contract price for the 2018 bean crop as the Government confirms the continuation of the protein subsidy this year.
By Thomas Hubert on 31 January 2018
The financial performance of 339 specialist cereal farmers in Teagasc’s ePM gives an insight into the profitability of the four key break crops grown in their rotations. Stephen Robb reports.
By Stephen Robb on 25 January 2018
From horses to tractors, hybrids to genetically modified crops, farmers around the world have seen incredible changes over the course of the past 80 years.
By Stephen Robb on 25 January 2018
A forecast for dry weather in Argentina has seen a strong rally in soya bean prices in recent days.
By Lorcan Allen on 23 January 2018
During this quite period, it is important to get other office and workshop jobs done as things will get very busy when the weather improves.
By Andy Doyle on 20 January 2018
The latest figures from the Department of Agriculture show that to date, some €314,000 has been paid out under the weather-related crop loss compensation scheme.
By Amy Forde on 18 January 2018
The financial results of over 300 specialist tillage farmers from 2016 was recently released by Teagasc and it reveals significant variations in the profitability of different crops.
By Stephen Robb on 18 January 2018
Producers who were unable to complete their harvest in 2017 are now faced with the challenge of clearing their fields to make way for this year’s crops.
By Stephen Robb on 18 January 2018
In this week's tillage management notes, we examine the impact of the cold spell on crops, slugs and uncut straw.
By Andy Doyle on 11 January 2018
Dr Fiona Burnett, head of Crop and Soil Systems at SRUC, has reminded farmers on the importance of undertaking regular crop walks in 2018 with a view to minimising fungicide applications.
By Barry Cassidy on 11 January 2018
In this week's tillage management notes, we examine the impact of the cold spell on crops, slugs and uncut straw.
By Andy Doyle on 11 January 2018
Barley malting contracts offered for harvest 2018.
By John Sleigh on 07 December 2017
Farmers are abandoning wheat in favour of planting corn and soya beans
By Lorcan Allen on 30 November 2017
In this week’s tillage management notes, we look at emerging crops, EFAs and planting.
By Andy Doyle on 26 November 2017
A look at some of the handiest apps that are essential for every farmer.
By Contributor on 03 December 2017
Lorcan Allen speaks to John McCann MBE, managing director of Northern Ireland-based Willowbrook Foods, about the growth of the business over the years.
By Lorcan Allen on 30 November 2017
Ayrshire farmers meet to discuss way forward through wet weather impact.
By John Sleigh on 23 November 2017
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