Irish Tillage and Land Use Society

‘A shiny tractor is no use if it’s not making you money’

‘A shiny tractor is no use if it’s not making you money’

“The tractor is the least important tool that you have in your toolkit. “It’s great to have lovely shiny technology,...

December 12, 2019

Data, clouds, fields and autonomous tractors…the future of machinery?

Data, clouds, fields and autonomous tractors…the future of machinery?

“Tractors are no longer self-propelled drawbars; they’re now self-propelled modems.” Darragh Mullin – the European product marketing manager at New...

December 11, 2019

How will climate change affect tillage farmers?

How will climate change affect tillage farmers?

Cara Augustenborg’s presentation at the Irish Tillage and Land Use Society’s (ITLUS’s) conference on Wednesday, December 4, focused on climate...

December 9, 2019

Augustenborg on transport emissions and the need for tillage

Augustenborg on transport emissions and the need for tillage

Cara Augustenborg would like to talk more about emissions from transport rather than agriculture. The environmental scientist spoke at the...

December 8, 2019

Agriculture’s story will be ‘made up by someone else’

Agriculture’s story will be ‘made up by someone else’

Bill Callanan – chief agricultural inspector with the Department of Agriculture – acknowledged the low contribution that the tillage sector...

December 5, 2019

Tillage top of class on emissions, but not income

Tillage top of class on emissions, but not income

“It’s a sector that I’ve been concerned about for some time,” that was how Gerry Boyle started his presentation on...

December 5, 2019

ITLUS set to challenge members next week

ITLUS set to challenge members next week

The Irish Tillage and Land Use Society (ITLUS) is celebrating 50 years in 2019 and over those years the tillage...

November 29, 2019

Conference celebrating 50 years of tillage group announced

Conference celebrating 50 years of tillage group announced

The Irish Tillage and Land Use Society (ITLUS) is continuing its 50-year anniversary celebrations at its winter conference this December....

November 24, 2019

Feed the worms…they’re good for your soil

Feed the worms…they’re good for your soil

Earthworm populations are sensitive to tillage, but using organic manures can help to increase earthworm populations under tillage. Patrick Forrestal...

January 1, 2019

Soil health can be improved by paying attention to 3 pillars

Soil health can be improved by paying attention to 3 pillars

Dr. Patrick Forrestal of Teagsc Johnstown Castle outlined that there are three pillars of soil health at the recent Irish...

December 21, 2018

‘Organic manures aren’t always simple’

‘Organic manures aren’t always simple’

Using organic manures on your tillage farm isn’t as simple as just spreading and incorporating. Dermot Forristal outlined some of...

December 15, 2018

Botulism is lethal…take measures to prevent it

Botulism is lethal…take measures to prevent it

In recent weeks and months, suspected botulism has caused serious problems on Irish farms. It is on the minds of...

December 13, 2018

Conference: Optimising organic manures in tillage systems

Conference: Optimising organic manures in tillage systems

The Irish Tillage and Land Use Society (ITLUS) will hold its annual winter conference next week. The conference takes place...

November 28, 2018

Chemical challenge takes centre stage at ITLUS conference

Chemical challenge takes centre stage at ITLUS conference

‘Non-metal tools of tillage farming’ is the theme of this year’s Irish Tillage and Land Use Society (ITLUS) conference. The...

December 5, 2017