Irish Seed Trade Association

Increase in seed premium from some companies welcomed

Increase in seed premium from some companies welcomed

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has welcomed the move by some seed companies to increase the premium paid to seed...

April 7, 2020

Seed trade shows off new varieties…what’s available?

Seed trade shows off new varieties…what’s available?

When planning ahead for the coming season it is important to know what seed will be available. Each year, the...

June 26, 2019

New president of Irish Seed Trade takes the reins

New president of Irish Seed Trade takes the reins

Phil Meaney, of Glanbia, has taken up the role of president at the Irish Seed Trade Association (ISTA). He will...

June 10, 2019

Department open day highlights top standards of Irish crops and seed

Department open day highlights top standards of Irish crops and seed

347 crop varieties – 175 cereal; 105 grass and clover; 25 winter oilseed rape; 20 forage maize; 14 potato; and...

July 7, 2018

Seed availability for winter sowing 2018

Seed availability for winter sowing 2018

Winter sowing may seem like some time away, but now is the time to plan for the winter planting season...

July 1, 2018

4 ways to boost fodder reserves on your farm for next winter

4 ways to boost fodder reserves on your farm for next winter

The country is in the midst of a major fodder crisis and many farmers are still scrambling to acquire supplies...

April 15, 2018

Why should you choose Irish certified seed?

Why should you choose Irish certified seed?

Irish certified seed is a high-quality product. Donal Fitzgerald, Goldcrop, explained what makes Irish seed different at a recent Irish...

January 25, 2018

‘Challenge seed suppliers for as much variety information as possible’

‘Challenge seed suppliers for as much variety information as possible’

The role of variety testing and why it’s important for growers to use the information when deciding on a variety...

January 24, 2018

How much seed is available for each variety in 2018?

How much seed is available for each variety in 2018?

The Department of Agriculture’s Clodagh Whelan stressed the importance of using the recommended list at yesterday’s Irish Seed Trade Association...

January 17, 2018

Seed trade seminars to discuss variety options and seed certification

Seed trade seminars to discuss variety options and seed certification

The Irish Seed Trade Association (ISTA) will host three ‘Promoting Excellence Seminars’ next week. The seminars will help farmers and...

January 11, 2018

Recommended varieties, trial work and more at ISTA open day

Recommended varieties, trial work and more at ISTA open day

The 2017 Irish Seed Trade Association’s (ISTA) annual open day took place last Wednesday, June 21, at the Department of...

June 26, 2017

Gibbons appointed as Irish Seed Trade Association President

Gibbons appointed as Irish Seed Trade Association President

Jim Gibbons was appointed as the new President of the Irish Seed Trade Association (ISTA) at the association’s recent AGM. Gibbons...

June 1, 2017

Ever wonder how your certified seed is free from weeds?

Ever wonder how your certified seed is free from weeds?

Regular crops inspections ensure that Irish crops destined for the seed market are clean of both weeds and off-types, according...

June 6, 2016

Why is early vigour important in winter oilseed rape?

Why is early vigour important in winter oilseed rape?

Early vigour will become increasingly important in future winter oilseed rape crops, according to Brian O’Connor of the Department of Agriculture....

July 9, 2015

Fancy a non-glysodic nitrile whiskey? It’s the future for malting barley growers

Fancy a non-glysodic nitrile whiskey? It’s the future for malting barley growers

Non-glysodic nitrile (NGN) malting varieties are the future for Irish malting barley growers, according to Seamus Kearney of the Department of...

July 8, 2015

Spotlight on barley and winter wheat at ISTA cereal open day

Spotlight on barley and winter wheat at ISTA cereal open day

The spotlight will be on spring barley, winter barley and winter wheat varieties at the upcoming Irish Seed Trade Association’s...

July 5, 2015

Irish Seed Trade Association appoints new President

Irish Seed Trade Association appoints new President

John Dalton has been appointed as the new President of the Irish Seed Trade Association (ISTA) following its recent AGM. Dalton,...

May 27, 2015

Still opportunity to sow spring beans this spring

Still opportunity to sow spring beans this spring

Irish tillage farmers are being advised that there is still time to sow spring beans due to favourable weather conditions....

March 16, 2015