Siobhán Walsh

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Siobhán Walsh

Siobhán Walsh is from a tillage and beef farm in Co. Laois. She recently completed a PhD, investigating soil nitrogen supply from Irish tillage land, from UCD. She previously completed a masters in crop science and a degree in Animal and Crop Production. The qualified pesticide advisor also worked as a part-time sports reporter for almost seven years with The Laois Nationalist and completed an internship with the Irish Farmers Journal.

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Irish cereal use in the drinks sector

Irish cereal use in the drinks sector

An estimated 46,000ha of Irish tillage land is used to produce approximately 300,000t of grain for the drinks industry here...

Post-emergence herbicide options on winter cereals

Post-emergence herbicide options on winter cereals

Wet weather has prevented many farmers from making it to the field with the sprayer with a pre-emergence herbicide on...

Keep an eye out for slugs in your winter cereal crops

Keep an eye out for slugs in your winter cereal crops

The recent wet weather means it is ideal weather for slugs to be out and about in tillage crops. Farmers...

Take a look at some of the food produced by the Irish tillage sector

Take a look at some of the food produced by the Irish tillage sector

In Ireland, the majority of the tillage crops produced are used for animal feed, but food-grade crops are becoming more...

Grain price: Keep an eye on the weather

Grain price: Keep an eye on the weather

Nearby grain prices dropped back this week, but are still relatively steady. Matif wheat for December was at €206/t on...

Soil moisture levels remain a concern in parts of the US

Soil moisture levels remain a concern in parts of the US

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its latest Crop Progress Report on Monday (October 26). As of October...

Keeping disease at bay in winter oilseed rape

Keeping disease at bay in winter oilseed rape

Farmers with winter oilseed rape crops should be keeping an eye out for disease on plants at present. Light leaf...

Tillage survey aims to guide research into technology

Tillage survey aims to guide research into technology

A survey was released today which aims to assess the use of technology in arable agriculture in Ireland. The survey...

The path to increased biodiversity could be in a ‘wildlife motorway’

The path to increased biodiversity could be in a ‘wildlife motorway’

Biodiversity is a buzzword at present and increasing it will form a key part of the new Common Agricultural Policy...

Potato prices: Retail market provides demand

Potato prices: Retail market provides demand

Domestic consumption and retail demand “remain buoyant” according to this week’s Potato Market Update from the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA)....

European crops suffering from rain deficit and surplus

European crops suffering from rain deficit and surplus

After suffering from drought conditions earlier this season, parts of Europe now have a rain surplus, while some regions are...

UCD launches new Crop Science degree programme

UCD launches new Crop Science degree programme

UCD has added a new entry to its agricultural science offering in 2021. Crop Science has been added to the...

Bumper UK barley crop will not make up for reduction in wheat production

Bumper UK barley crop will not make up for reduction in wheat production

This year saw a UK barley crop of over 8.4 million tonnes produced, but the bumper crop will not make...

Guinness breaks into non-alcoholic beer market

Guinness breaks into non-alcoholic beer market

Last week, Guinness announced the launch of Guinness 0.0. The iconic brand describes the new product as “Guinness with everything,...

Weather putting uncertainty in grain markets

Weather putting uncertainty in grain markets

The only certainty that market specialists manager Vikki Campbell could give viewers of the Grain Market Outlook conference held by...

Grain price: Markets remain positive as more prices announced at home

Grain price: Markets remain positive as more prices announced at home

This week saw the second major announcement of grain prices for Harvest 2020 here in Ireland and also saw the...

Increase in funding for Horticulture Scheme welcomed by IFA

Increase in funding for Horticulture Scheme welcomed by IFA

The Irish Farmers’ Association’s (IFA’s) Horticulture Committee chairperson Paul Brophy has welcomed an increase in the investment aid scheme for...

Straw to get the chop in tillage scheme

Straw to get the chop in tillage scheme

In last week’s budget, Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue, dedicated €10 million of the €79 million set aside for agri-environmental...