Catch Crops

Catch crops: Breaking the cereal cycle

Catch crops: Breaking the cereal cycle

Catch crops are increasingly seen as a way of expanding the rotations followed by Irish cereal growers. According to Teagasc,...

August 19, 2021

Amazone Cirrus combination drill earns its crust planting

Amazone Cirrus combination drill earns its crust planting

Mid August is getting towards the wrong end of the sowing window when it comes to catch crops. James Cleary...

August 12, 2021

Catch crops will act to boost water quality in tillage areas

Catch crops will act to boost water quality in tillage areas

Teagasc research is confirming that autumn-grown catch crops are helping to reduce nutrient run-off from soils in tillage areas. A...

March 1, 2021

Catch crop deadline extension on a case-by-case basis

Catch crop deadline extension on a case-by-case basis

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has informed AgriLand that there was no extension to the catch...

September 28, 2020

Grain growers support extension to catch crop planting deadline

Grain growers support extension to catch crop planting deadline

The Irish Grain Growers’ Group (IGGG) has expressed the importance of extending the catch crop planting deadline under the Green,...

September 11, 2020

GLAS catch crop deadline approaching…extension possible

GLAS catch crop deadline approaching…extension possible

Farmers planting catch crops under the Green, Low-Carbon, Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS) have until September 15 to get crops in the...

September 10, 2020

Take the opportunity to plant when combines are parked

Take the opportunity to plant when combines are parked

Storm Ellen and the heavy rain that it brought put a stop to harvesting, and while tillage farmers await the...

August 23, 2020

Are you planting catch crops under GLAS?

Are you planting catch crops under GLAS?

Farmers planting catch crops under the Green, Low-Carbon, Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS) must remember to follow a few rules which are...

July 20, 2020

Harvest update: Majority harvested in east Cork

Harvest update: Majority harvested in east Cork

The harvest is all but wrapped up around Middleton, Co. Cork. AgriLand spoke to Mark Hosford and Laura O’Connell of...

September 5, 2019

Plenty of time to plant a green cover

Plenty of time to plant a green cover

There is still plenty of time to plant cover crops. Whether you are a participant in the Green Low-Carbon Agriculture...

September 1, 2019

Major catch crop demo next week

Major catch crop demo next week

Next Tuesday, September 3, will see a major event take place on catch crops in Co. Wexford. Cover crop plots...

August 28, 2019

Cover crops: What to sow?

Cover crops: What to sow?

This time last year, farmers were busy deciding which cover crops to plant. Many were opting for forage crops to...

August 6, 2019

Tillage focus: What do we really know about cover crops?

Tillage focus: What do we really know about cover crops?

In the space of 20 years, the number of farmers growing cover crops in this country has increased almost 20...

September 30, 2018

Fodder incentive measure 2018: What you need to know

Fodder incentive measure 2018: What you need to know

Further details of the €2.75 million ‘Fodder Production Incentive Measure for Tillage Farmers 2018’ have been brought to light following...

August 9, 2018

Forage crops: All you need to know in one spot

Forage crops: All you need to know in one spot

Over the past number of weeks AgriLand has provided readers with advice on what forage crops to sow and best...

August 9, 2018

What fertiliser should I apply to my forage crops?

What fertiliser should I apply to my forage crops?

Forage crops can provide large amounts of bulk, whether these crops are brassicas or grasses. However, fertiliser needs to be...

August 8, 2018

Tillage focus: Sowing forage crops for dairy farmers

Tillage focus: Sowing forage crops for dairy farmers

John Cullen played host to a Teagasc/Goldcrop farm walk last week; the topic up for discussion was forage crops. The...

August 7, 2018

Forage crops: ‘There has to be a win-win situation’

Forage crops: ‘There has to be a win-win situation’

Westerwold ryegrass and Italian ryegrass are the buzz words in Irish farming at present. The forage crops are known for vigorous...

August 6, 2018