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From the Tramlines: happy farmers as sun shines on harvest
Siobhán Walsh
It’s all go with harvest this week as tillage farmers make the most of the good weather.
3 August 2022 Viewpoints
Home Farm: change in mid stream
We still have to get this year's oilseed rape harvested. We had made good progress last week ahead of the rain but the continuous rain on Saturday meant we couldn’t attempt to go near the field.
Drying grain, cutting OSR and lifting spuds
If you’re near the tramlines this week it’s a very busy view, as farmers juggle the massive workload of the harvest.
Torrential rain damages crops in the northwest
Close to three inches of rainfall fell in a three-hour period in the northwest.
27 July 2022 Northern Ireland
Initial NI barley yields down on 2021
It is still early days for the grain harvest in NI, but yields appear to be back on 2021
20 July 2022 Northern Ireland
Home Farm: mediocre start to harvest
Our local input supplier came out and examined a selection of the roots and said, in his view, Take-all was a contributing factor.
20 July 2022 Viewpoints
Harvesting, straw and stubbles dominate workload for the week ahead
Harvesting progress has been helped by the excellent weather with winter oilseed rape and oats also likely to go under the blade this week weather permitting.
20 July 2022 Husbandry
Mixed yield reports as harvest now in full swing
From grain yields and straw prices to stubble cultivation, the Tramlines farmers will keep you informed on how the harvest is progressing.
Barley yields improve as harvest progresses northwards
Crop yields improved considerably as harvest moved inland and northwards but the high proportion of poor crops in the south will limit the national average yield.
20 July 2022 News
Variability in winter barley harvest continues as yield spread widens
With some recent yields now above 4.2t/ac, questions will be asked about the exact causes of yield loss in poorer crops.
18 July 2022 Crops
Disappointing start to harvest may be improving
Early harvest reports of yields well under 3.0t/ac sent shivers down farmers’ backs but the situation may be improving as better crops come under the knife.
13 July 2022 News
Grain quality improvements in winter barley varieties
Grain quality is improving in winter barley and six-rows are beginning to catch up with two-row varieties.
13 July 2022 Animal Health