Harvest 2018

Potato prices: Drop as harvest nears completion

Potato prices: Drop as harvest nears completion

Potato prices dropped this week having remained stable over the majority of the harvest season. Prices had remained stable for...

December 3, 2018

2018 harvest: Lowest average spring barley yield since 2002

2018 harvest: Lowest average spring barley yield since 2002

Teagasc has just released its Harvest Report for 2018. The report details average crop yields from the harvest just gone....

November 23, 2018

‘Trying year’ for potatoes with supply predictions ‘on knife-edge’

‘Trying year’ for potatoes with supply predictions ‘on knife-edge’

Reduced areas planted and reduced yields have led to what look like tightened supplies of potatoes this year – though...

October 25, 2018

Teagasc forecasts the lowest grain harvest in 30 years

Teagasc forecasts the lowest grain harvest in 30 years

Teagasc estimates that cereal production in this country will be reduced by 690,000t in 2018, a 29% drop from 2017...

September 10, 2018

Harvest update: Beans will be held up by the protein payment

Harvest update: Beans will be held up by the protein payment

The harvest is still dragging on in some parts of the country. At the time of going to print, a...

September 3, 2018

UK winter crop yields below average, apart from barley

UK winter crop yields below average, apart from barley

While many varieties used in the UK may be different to those used on Irish soils, it is interesting to...

September 2, 2018

High-quality maize harvest set to start a week earlier than usual

High-quality maize harvest set to start a week earlier than usual

Mark Hosford expects farmers to be cutting maize in east Cork in the last week in September. The area manager...

August 30, 2018

EU wheat production estimated to be down 7.5 million tonnes

EU wheat production estimated to be down 7.5 million tonnes

The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) released its monthly agricultural supply and demand estimates on August 10 and world...

August 19, 2018

Grain price: Markets rested until Friday

Grain price: Markets rested until Friday

Grain markets eased this week, most likely on the back of the USDA’s (United States Department of Agriculture’s) world supply...

August 18, 2018

76% of spring barley crops yielded less than 2.5t/ac so far

76% of spring barley crops yielded less than 2.5t/ac so far

76% of spring barley crops yielded less than 2.5t/ac; that’s according to a poll carried out on AgriLand from Tuesday to...

August 17, 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

Straw prices: What’s barley, wheat, oat and pea straw making?

Straw prices: What’s barley, wheat, oat and pea straw making?

This season has brought a lot of challenges, but farmers are resourceful. The commodity is in such demand – due...

August 13, 2018

Harvest update: Spring barley below 2t/ac in many cases

Harvest update: Spring barley below 2t/ac in many cases

Wet weather delayed harvesting last week, but combines were rolling again by the weekend when the main spring barley harvest...

August 12, 2018

Tillage focus: Harvesting wheat, sowing forage crops and selling grain

Tillage focus: Harvesting wheat, sowing forage crops and selling grain

Kevin Nolan is no stranger to AgriLand. He appeared in our CROPS WATCH series this summer. At that time, he...

August 12, 2018

Drought-hit Europe sees harvest figures plummet

Drought-hit Europe sees harvest figures plummet

Farmers across Europe are witnessing an extremely tight harvest this year, with drought conditions crippling produce across the continent, according...

August 9, 2018

Boortmalt adjusts protein limits

Boortmalt adjusts protein limits

Boortmalt has adjusted its malting barley protein specifications for this year’s harvest. Malting barley supplied to the company can now...

July 30, 2018

Harvest update: Spring barley and winter wheat kick off

Harvest update: Spring barley and winter wheat kick off

Spring barley and winter wheat harvest started early last week in the south and midlands. First indications show a below...

July 30, 2018

Watch: Harvesting gluten-free oats in Co. Carlow

Watch: Harvesting gluten-free oats in Co. Carlow

AgriLand visited a crop destined for Glanbia’s gluten-free oats plant last week. Harvesting was in full swing just outside Tullow...

July 29, 2018