Barley

Cereal acreage on the up in Northern Ireland

Cereal acreage on the up in Northern Ireland

Co. Down agronomist, Richard Owens, has confirmed a significant increase in the cereal acreage grown in Northern Ireland this year....

May 20, 2022

Ukraine exported 1m tonnes of grain during the month of April

Ukraine exported 1m tonnes of grain during the month of April

Despite the impact of the ongoing conflict, Ukraine managed to export one million tonnes of grain during the month April...

May 16, 2022

Availability of new fungicides to control disease in winter wheat

Availability of new fungicides to control disease in winter wheat

According to tillage specialists, the introduction of new fungicides to control disease in winter wheat is welcome news. However fungicide...

May 9, 2022

BYDV hits Co. Down barley crop

BYDV hits Co. Down barley crop

A Co. Down cereal grower has confirmed that Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) has caused problems within his 2021/22 winter...

April 29, 2022

CSO: Wheat, barley and oat production increased in 2021

CSO: Wheat, barley and oat production increased in 2021

Production of cereals increased by 22% during 2021, according to new data from the Central Statistics Office (CSO). The Area,...

April 27, 2022

Tillage: BYDV control in malting barley crops

Tillage: BYDV control in malting barley crops

Malting barley crops sown out in March should not need an insecticide to control Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV).  That...

April 20, 2022

Malting industry will need half of 2022 spring barley crops

Malting industry will need half of 2022 spring barley crops

It has been estimated that the malting industry will require up to half of the spring barley crops grown in...

April 15, 2022

Will merchants and banks be willing to finance Tillage Incentive Scheme?

Will merchants and banks be willing to finance Tillage Incentive Scheme?

With maize crops costing up to €1,000/ac to grow, will merchants and the banks be willing to finance the Tillage...

April 4, 2022

Tillage Incentive Scheme – all you need to know

Tillage Incentive Scheme – all you need to know

The Tillage Incentive Scheme (TIS) will encourage farmers to sow additional tillage crops in 2022 on land that was in...

April 1, 2022

Is dribble bar system the best mechanism for slurry on growing crops?

Is dribble bar system the best mechanism for slurry on growing crops?

Using a dribble bar system is allowing Co. Cork tillage farmer Tom Barry to spread slurry at a rate of...

March 29, 2022

Winter barley crops are starting to grow-on

Winter barley crops are starting to grow-on

Winter barley crops are starting to grow-on in many parts of the country and this is reflected in the yellow...

March 12, 2022

Crop performance: Winter oilseed rape now starting to green

Crop performance: Winter oilseed rape now starting to green

The latest Tillage Edge podcast features a review of crop performance over the last few months and the current priorities...

March 8, 2022

Winter crops showing signs of spring growth in most tillage areas

Winter crops showing signs of spring growth in most tillage areas

The latest tillage update from Teagasc summarises the growth rates achieved by all crops over the recent winter months. The...

March 7, 2022

Diageo regenerative agri pilot ‘positive’ for tillage sector

Diageo regenerative agri pilot ‘positive’ for tillage sector

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has described the launch of the Diageo Regenerative Agriculture Pilot as a “positive development”.  More...

February 23, 2022

Aphid monitoring: Farmers sought to participate in research

Aphid monitoring: Farmers sought to participate in research

Grain and bird cherry oat aphids are major vectors of Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV), a disease that can cause...

February 4, 2022

How much fertiliser nitrogen should you sow on cereal crops?

How much fertiliser nitrogen should you sow on cereal crops?

All tillage farmers will be aware of the recent hikes in fertiliser nitrogen (N) prices and the impact this will...

January 10, 2022

Tillage farmers looking for a cold snap

Tillage farmers looking for a cold snap

This week’s cold snap will be warmly welcomed by tillage farmers and cereal growers around the country, as it will...

January 5, 2022

Online recommended lists for cereals and oilseed varieties published

Online recommended lists for cereals and oilseed varieties published

The Agricultural and Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) has launched its online edition of the recommended lists for cereals and oilseed...

December 1, 2021