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Crops

In light of recent fodder shortages and the delayed start to spring sowing, which has limited crop options, industry is urging livestock and tillage farmers to work together this year.
By Stephen Robb on 19 April 2018
This week we revisit growers in counties Meath, Cork and Derry. Weather continues to dominate as little progress in spring planting has been made over the last four weeks. Stephen Robb reports.
By Stephen Robb on 19 April 2018
Nami Yamamoto is a part-time farmer growing rice and vegetables on 3ac near Kyoto – a typical farm size in Japan.
By Contributor on 19 April 2018
Protein crops must provide financial return – McGuinness
The EU Parliament vice-president believes that payments under CAP could improve production.
By Hannah Quinn-Mulligan on 18 April 2018
Dairygold and Teagasc programme to match  farmers for fodder supply
The new pilot programme will match tillage farmers with livestock farmers for supply of fodder.
By Michael Keaveny on 16 April 2018
Both US and European markets recorded losses over the previous week with weather continuing to dominate market direction.
By Stephen Robb on 17 April 2018
While a derogation on crop diversification requirements for 2018 is yet to be confirmed, many growers have been forced to rethink their cropping plans.
By Stephen Robb on 12 April 2018
This week we hear from growers in Wexford, Laois and Galway and get an update on their spring progress.
By Stephen Robb on 12 April 2018
As changes in the agri-chemical world are continuing, we take a look at what new products are available to growers this year and what to expect in the future. Stephen Robb reports.
By Stephen Robb on 20 April 2018
Farmers across Scotland are continuing to struggle due to the wet autumn last year followed by the late and cold spring.
By Emily Smith on 12 April 2018
Arable farmer Allan Bowie farms over 1,800 acres in Fife and Clackmannanshire
By Emily Smith on 05 April 2018
Many winter crops still await their first herbicide application, while others are awaiting a clean-up spray. Given the challenging spring, we ask what options are still available to tillage farmers.
By Stephen Robb on 28 March 2018
Over the dry days at the end of last week we finally got the first fertiliser out on the oilseed rape and the winter barley, but the rest of the crops are queuing up for attention.
By Matt Dempsey on 29 March 2018
While some spring field work and planting was done in certain areas over the week, the majority of growers around the country are now behind in important field work.
By Stephen Robb on 24 March 2018
This week sees growers from Carlow, Tipperary and Donegal discuss the progress of their spring field campaigns and review the condition of their winter crops so far this year.
By Stephen Robb on 29 March 2018
A major report funded by the EU has provided a detailed overview of Europe’s storage and logistical infrastructure of cereal, oilseeds and protein crops.
By Stephen Robb on 29 March 2018
With only nine applications to date, the fodder transport scheme is falling far short of helping farmers in need.
By The Dealer on 22 March 2018
There may be opportunities in the coming days to make a start at spring planting, or catch up on other spring field work.
By Stephen Robb on 16 March 2018
Horticulture sector needs support to get over storm damage
Sector needs support to recover from "uninsurable losses" suffered during storm Emma.
By Michael Keaveny on 16 March 2018
Scottish Government figures reveal drop in winter crop plantings.
By John Sleigh on 15 March 2018
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