Tillage

Harvest 2021 ‘one of the most profitable ever’ – Teagasc

Harvest 2021 ‘one of the most profitable ever’ – Teagasc

Harvest 2021 was “one of the most profitable seasons ever for tillage farmers” and “one of the best cereal harvests...

November 18, 2021

Teagasc outlines carbon value of hedges and grassland

Teagasc outlines carbon value of hedges and grassland

After much speculation among farmers, Teagasc has moved to outline the “inventory carbon values” for Irish hedgerows and grasslands. In...

November 18, 2021

Tillage farmers advised to soil test and act on results

Tillage farmers advised to soil test and act on results

Tillage farmers must soil test and then act on the results obtained, if they are to best manage their crops...

November 16, 2021

Input costs: Spiraling prices discussed by EU agriculture ministers

Input costs: Spiraling prices discussed by EU agriculture ministers

The rising input costs and the impact this will have on agricultural markets was brought up yesterday (Monday, November 15)...

November 16, 2021

Fast-increasing fertiliser prices – factors and impacts

Fast-increasing fertiliser prices – factors and impacts

Courtesy of the latest Tillage Edge podcast, Teagasc’s head of crops knowledge transfer department, Michael Hennessy, assesses the possible impact of...

November 16, 2021

Cover crops: phacelia and oil radish uncovered as soil saviours

Cover crops: phacelia and oil radish uncovered as soil saviours

Growing phacelia or oil radish cover crops in vegetable rotations helps to build and stabilise soils – with a new...

November 15, 2021

Huge fertiliser and energy price hikes over 12 months

Huge fertiliser and energy price hikes over 12 months

Significant price changes – in both inputs and outputs – have been recorded in the agricultural sector over the last...

November 11, 2021

40% food and drink production is by Irish-owned firms

40% food and drink production is by Irish-owned firms

Close to 40% of food and drink production in Ireland – valued at more than €25 billion – is by...

November 11, 2021

Variety selection can maximise oilseed rape crops’ resistance to disease

Variety selection can maximise oilseed rape crops’ resistance to disease

Teagasc plant pathologist, Stephen Kildea, is advising growers of winter oilseed rape to check their crops now for signs of...

November 10, 2021

Winter oilseed rape acreage increased by 25%

Winter oilseed rape acreage increased by 25%

Teagasc is confirming that the area of winter oilseed rape sown out in Ireland has increased by an estimated 25%...

November 9, 2021

Oilseed rape crops are where they should be this season

Oilseed rape crops are where they should be this season

The most recent ‘Tillage Edge’ podcast from Teagasc features a discussion on the best disease control measures to implement in...

November 8, 2021

Over 12,000 female farmers  excluded by TAMS measure

Over 12,000 female farmers excluded by TAMS measure

The age limit associated with the recently confirmed 60% TAMS grant for female farmers will exclude 12,437 women who are...

November 8, 2021

Weed control in winter cereals at early post-emergence

Weed control in winter cereals at early post-emergence

Where a pre-emergent herbicide has not been used on recently planted winter cereals, Teagasc is recommending the application of a...

November 8, 2021

Using min-till to reduce impact of BYDV-causing aphids

Using min-till to reduce impact of BYDV-causing aphids

Teagasc has confirmed that min-till crop establishment systems will reduce the impact of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV)-causing aphids, relative...

November 5, 2021

New chief executive for NI Grain Trade Association

New chief executive for NI Grain Trade Association

The Northern Ireland Grain Trade Association (NIGTA) has confirmed the appointment of Gill Gallagher as its new chief executive, succeeding...

November 5, 2021

Feed market update: Tighter maize supply increases feed demand

Feed market update: Tighter maize supply increases feed demand

Irish Grain and Feed Association (IGFA) director general, Maeve Whyte, participated in an interview with Agriland’s, Richard Halleron, explaining that...

November 5, 2021

Tillage area increase ‘obvious solution’ to hitting climate targets – IGGG

Tillage area increase ‘obvious solution’ to hitting climate targets – IGGG

Increasing the area under tillage in Ireland is “one obvious solution” to meeting targets set out in the Climate Action...

November 5, 2021

2% decline in Irish food and drink exports in 2020

2% decline in Irish food and drink exports in 2020

Irish food and drinks exports in 2020 – valued at just shy of €13 billion – experienced a 2% drop...

November 4, 2021