Forage Crops

First forage maize crops of 2021 to be planted shortly

First forage maize crops of 2021 to be planted shortly

Planting of forage maize crops should get underway in sheltered parts of the south east over the coming days, according...

April 16, 2021

Achieving maximum utilisation of forage crops with sheep

Achieving maximum utilisation of forage crops with sheep

The key to improving utilisation of a forage crop is to choose the correct crop for your farm and farming...

January 21, 2021

Fertiliser on forage crops…reduce rates when sown in August

Fertiliser on forage crops…reduce rates when sown in August

Forage crops sown after cereals can be extremely beneficial in years where there is a fodder deficit on farms. Completing...

August 14, 2020

Maize or beet…are you growing on contract?

Maize or beet…are you growing on contract?

If you’re growing maize for another farmer, make sure you have a contract in place first. It is also wise...

April 7, 2020

Video: Forage crop management and preparation key to success

Video: Forage crop management and preparation key to success

There are plenty of forage crops planted across the country for grazing. Those sown early are coming near the stage...

October 21, 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

Thinking of baling forage crops? Here are some tips

Thinking of baling forage crops? Here are some tips

Many farmers across the country experienced poor grass growth this summer – due to drought conditions – meaning that silage...

November 24, 2018

Mind your soil before grazing forage crops

Mind your soil before grazing forage crops

19,400ha of forage crops have been planted under the Fodder Production Incentive Measure for tillage farmers. Many more crops have...

October 21, 2018

Fodder incentive measure facing underspend

Fodder incentive measure facing underspend

At least €480,000 will go unspent under the Fodder Production Incentive Measure launched at the beginning of August. A total...

October 17, 2018

4 things to consider when grazing forage crops

4 things to consider when grazing forage crops

After the summer that’s just been, many farmers have grown and will graze forage crops for the first time this...

October 14, 2018

Deadline for forage crop applications looming

Deadline for forage crop applications looming

There is still time to sow forage crops under the ‘Fodder Production Incentive Measure for Tillage Farmers 2018’. Under the...

September 13, 2018

Poll results: 46% of tillage farmers to sow forage crops for livestock

Poll results: 46% of tillage farmers to sow forage crops for livestock

Tillage farmers may have a big part to play in reducing the fodder deficit this winter by sowing forage crops...

August 20, 2018

‘Tillage farmers can fill a major gap in the fodder deficit’

‘Tillage farmers can fill a major gap in the fodder deficit’

“There is a critical need for extra fodder” – those were the words of Mark Browne, the IFA (Irish Farmers’ Association)...

August 16, 2018

How is your harvest progressing?

How is your harvest progressing?

As the harvest hits its peak, AgriLand wants to know how farmers are getting on in the fields. Harvest was in...

August 14, 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

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

Where and how to sow forage crops?

Where and how to sow forage crops?

Forage crops need to be sown into the drier and better soils on your farm. That was the main message...

August 5, 2018