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Crops

Increase in the volumes of potatoes on the market may lead to some pressure.
By Eleanor McBennett on 09 November 2017
Barley acreage hardest hit as winter planting revs up in weather window
By Pat O'Toole on 02 November 2017
Two million fewer straw bales than five years ago, and silage remains uncut across the west.
By Patrick Donohoe on 26 October 2017
Strip-tillage is a relatively new method of establishing crops in Ireland. One contractor in Tipperary is gaining ground with this one-man system. Michael Collins reports.
By Michael Collins on 29 October 2017
Wind storms normally happen in the winter, after the end of the maize harvest.
By Thomas Hubert on 19 October 2017
2017 Nuffield scholar Lorcan Allen visits Embrapa’s research centre in the Cerrado region of Brazil.
By Lorcan Allen on 12 October 2017
Weekend weather: changeable conditions continue
A mixture of weather is being forecast for the weekend with some dry and mild weather expected, however rain will affect most parts at some point also.
By Peter McCann on 22 September 2017
Roscommon mart manager Maura Quigley comments on the breeding ewe and hogget sale which took place on Saturday last.
By Nathan Tuffy on 14 September 2017
Following a 33% drop in soyabean and maize prices and a fall-off in wheat yields, Zambeef has reduced its profit outlook for the year.
By Eoin Lowry on 14 September 2017
Ash dieback continues to spread but new native broadleaf afforestation and restoration programmes are encouraging.
By Donal Magner on 14 September 2017
Thousands of acres of straw lying on the ground for weeks as the weather for harvest 2017 continues to frustrate.
By Pat O'Toole on 07 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
It is important that county councils are given necessary resources to address damages to roads, bridges and rural towns.
By Justin McCarthy on 24 August 2017
John Deere Limited has new headers, controls, hardware and software to make their largest combines even more efficient.
By Michael Collins on 17 August 2017
Barry Cassidy reports from a Teagasc organic farm walk in Co Galway where Kenneth Keavey employs more than 25 people off 41 acres.
By Barry Cassidy on 03 August 2017
Lack of clarity is having a detrimental impact on farmers planning crops for 2018.
By John Sleigh on 27 July 2017
Issues with green stems in winter barley
While winter barley harvesting is already taking place, Andy Doyle looks at some of the issues that farmers may be having with crops.
By Andy Doyle on 12 July 2017
Alistair Chambers looked at some of the show highlights from Crops and Cultivation. Watch them all in video.
By Alistair Chambers on 06 July 2017
A number of regions throughout the world have experienced unfavourable weather conditions in recent weeks, leading to some crop forecasts being lowered.
By William Conlon on 01 July 2017
In part two of Peter Thomas Keaveney's series from Canada, he looks at the seeding and spraying operations.
By Peter Keaveney on 29 June 2017
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