Tillage farming

The latest tillage news and developments from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all crops and growing news developments in the tillage farming sector.

Tillage
New €100/ha tillage payment falls short of what is required – IFA
Amy Forde
The IFA has said that Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has made a rushed announcement on money for tillage farmers.
 
 
Examine your varieties closely
Examine your varieties closely
Knowing what your varieties’ strengths and weaknesses are is essential to be able to manage your crop correctly throughout the season.
Is your sprayer due its next test?
Is your sprayer due its next test?
Sprayer testing is a vital step in sustainable farming. Here is a guide from the Pesticide Registration and Control division at the Department of Agriculture and Teagasc Machinery.
Grain Trends: oilseed rape on the up
Grain Trends: oilseed rape on the up
Grain markets were steady this week and oilseed rape prices increased.
Grain Trends: planting progressing well in France
Grain Trends: planting progressing well in France
Weather and oil prices were affecting markets this week, with oilseed rape moving up and wheat remaining fairly steady.
Barley responds to good management - a certainty among the uncertainties
Barley responds to good management - a certainty among the uncertainties
Barley can deliver high yields, even in a season like 2024 when you don't expect it, writes Tom McCabe.
Decent winter crops but fields remain saturated
Decent winter crops but fields remain saturated
This week, Conor Kehoe chats to farmers in Waterford, Meath, and Kilkenny as they hope for an improvement in the weather.
Net loss of €173/ha through use of Supersoil fertiliser - Teagasc
Net loss of €173/ha through use of Supersoil fertiliser - Teagasc
A recent organic spring oats trial has shown no improvement in crop yields where Supersoil was used in comparison to a trial plot receiving zero fertiliser.
Decent winter crops but fields remain saturated
Decent winter crops but fields remain saturated
This week, Conor Kehoe chats to farmers in Waterford, Meath, and Kilkenny as they hope for an improvement in the weather.
Beyond N, P and K: balancing the living army in our soils
Beyond N, P and K: balancing the living army in our soils
Balancing soil chemistry is vital for optimising the use of inputs, but there’s also a growing awareness of the importance of nurturing the living component of our soils, writes Emma Hart.
Spraying and spreading in difficult conditions
Spraying and spreading in difficult conditions
This week, Conor Kehoe talks to farmers in Tipperary, Down, and Westmeath as growers try to get up to date on winter crops.
Social sustainability in south Galway
Social sustainability in south Galway
'When you add it all up, this family farm enterprise offers way more of a "social dividend" than we usually give such enterprises credit for,' writes Brendan Dunford.
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“Having half your heifer calves born by 3 February,” was Michael’s response when asked what the best thing was about having used sexed sorted semen for the first time last year.
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