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.

Accompany the Agronomist: dry weather taking pressure off
Dry weather is slowing disease, while some agronomists are reporting that early-sown crops are struggling and weeds in beet are hard to control.
Tillage Management: drier weather a help to reduce disease
Tillage farmers are no doubt enjoying the better weather at present, which should help to reduce disease levels on plants.
Grain Trends: global production forecasts add pressure to grain markets
Expectations for global maize supplies remain high, but this remains uncertain until the crops, especially in the US, are through the key yield-forming stages
Grain Trends: Matif below €230/t with generally good crop reports forecast
Crop reports are generally good and, at present, supply does not look like an issue in grain markets. Prices moved down again over the last few days.
Submit weed seeds for testing if you suspect herbicide resistance
Be more proactive in resistance testing to prevent creating future weed problems on your farm, urges Teagasc researcher Vijaya Bhaskar.
Tillage Management: Disease, beet sprays and BISS applications
Drier weather is helping to slow down disease in crops, but it’s busy for tillage farmers. BISS applications should be a priority this week.
A reminder of the stubble cultivation rules for 2023
Tillage farmers are required to cultivate stubbles after harvest to create a green cover and take up nitrates from the soil.
Austrian-built disc coulter drill works wonders for midlands grower
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with Offaly beef and tillage farmer James Dermody to find out how his Pöttinger one-pass double disc coulter drill has performed since he took delivery two years ago.
Newford Farm update: first-cut silage collected in excellent condition
The silage ground, which was grazed before closing, yielded about 10 bales per acre.
Early indications positive on sexed semen use on Tullamore Farm
Shane Dobson checks in with Tullamore Farm manager Shaun Diver to see what's been happening on the farm this week.
Dairy cross cows working hard in Newford
Adam Woods reports from the Newford Suckler Demonstration Farm open day held earlier this week
In pictures: hive of activity across the Footprint Farms as the weather improves
Sunny spells across the Footprint Farms have meant crops have got their final fungicide, as well as single farm payments and SCEP applications being submitted.
The 3 Rs of worm control: Right dose, Right animal and Right time
As sure as night follows day, once the grass really starts to grow, cattle and sheep will be challenged by the burden of worms.
Credit products available to farmers
Key information to know when looking for credit products for Irish farmers.
Steady cattle and sluggish sheep trade so far in 2023
Mark Zieg, Bord Bia beef, meat and livestock manager, and Seamus McMenamin, sheepmeat and livestock manager, look at trade.
Multiple Bord na Móna auctions boast over 400 lots of machinery this May
Wilsons Auctions prepares once again to offer bidders a huge selection of tractors, machinery, tyres, motorbikes, equipment and more surplus assets on behalf of the iconic Irish company Bord na Móna.
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