Maize

Samco seeks government clarity on single use plastic directive

Samco seeks government clarity on single use plastic directive

Irish agri machinery giant Samco is seeking clarity on the issue of the EU’s new Single Use Plastic (SUP) Directive...

July 27, 2021

Maize establishment costs could increase by 50%

Maize establishment costs could increase by 50%

The government’s decision to mandate the use of new, ‘compostable’ film, with immediate effect, will increase maize crop establishment costs...

July 16, 2021

Maize plastic banned from EU market under EU directive

Maize plastic banned from EU market under EU directive

The sale of single-use plastic that has usually been used to cover maize grown in Ireland is to be banned...

July 2, 2021

Meeting the nutritional needs of a growing maize crop

Meeting the nutritional needs of a growing maize crop

The Potash Development Association (PDA) has issued an update on how best to meet the fertiliser and nutritional needs of...

May 10, 2021

Brexit is impacting on grain imports into Northern Ireland

Brexit is impacting on grain imports into Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Grain Trade Association (NIGTA) is claiming that the new Brexit trade deal (Trade and Co-operation Agreement) will...

January 28, 2021

Soils are low on moisture in many parts of the US

Soils are low on moisture in many parts of the US

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its latest Crop Progress Report on Tuesday (October 19). 97% of corn...

October 22, 2020

Which countries are most likely to impact on your grain prices?

Which countries are most likely to impact on your grain prices?

Last week the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) outlined some of the key producers and exporters of wheat and...

October 11, 2020

Grain price: Gains in the markets

Grain price: Gains in the markets

Irish farmers continue to wait on a concrete price for harvest 2020 grain. Apart from where grain was sold forward...

October 3, 2020

Grain price: French wheat price remains positive

Grain price: French wheat price remains positive

As Irish farmers await a harvest price for their grain they are keeping a close eye to markets around the...

September 26, 2020

Is your maize ready to be harvested?

Is your maize ready to be harvested?

Maize is an expensive crop to grow and has huge potential when placed in a pit for the winter, but...

September 23, 2020

Import figures: Grain figures down compared to first 6 months of 2019

Import figures: Grain figures down compared to first 6 months of 2019

Imports of maize, barley and wheat for the first half of the year are down on the same time last...

August 18, 2020

EU removes €10/t tariff on maize imports

EU removes €10/t tariff on maize imports

The EU has removed a tariff on imports of maize, due to a sharp increase in maize prices on the...

July 8, 2020

‘I think we can look forward to a very good crop of maize’

‘I think we can look forward to a very good crop of maize’

2020 may well be a bumper year for maize crops. Conditions so far have been favourable, but July and August...

July 8, 2020

Barley, wheat and maize imports down for first quarter of 2020

Barley, wheat and maize imports down for first quarter of 2020

Imports of the major grains decreased in the first quarter (January, February and March) of 2020 compared to the same...

June 12, 2020

Demand uncertainty in grain markets

Demand uncertainty in grain markets

Amy Reynolds of the International Grains Council (IGC) stated that demand uncertainty could be one of the main factors affecting...

June 12, 2020

‘Inferior’ maize imports can’t continue with Irish grain in stores – IFA

‘Inferior’ maize imports can’t continue with Irish grain in stores – IFA

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has stated that the level of imports – referring mainly to maize – being used...

May 12, 2020

Automatic levy on corn imports is now in action

Automatic levy on corn imports is now in action

Yesterday, April 27, the EU imposed an import levy of €5.27/t onto corn, sorghum and rye entering the EU. The...

April 28, 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