Maize

Tillage: Fancy growing a crop of spelt?

Tillage: Fancy growing a crop of spelt?

Spelt may, or may not be, grown in Ireland. But it’s a very important cereal crop in many parts of...

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State aid: EU Commission approves €1m Croatian maize scheme

State aid: EU Commission approves €1m Croatian maize scheme

The European Commission has today (Thursday, June 23) approved a €1 million Croatian scheme to support maize seed producers. The...

June 23, 2022

BYDV now impacting many spring barley crops

BYDV now impacting many spring barley crops

Teagasc is confirming that Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) is now impacting many spring barley crops across the country. But...

May 27, 2022

EU Commission authorises 2 genetically modified crops

EU Commission authorises 2 genetically modified crops

The European Commission has today (Thursday, May 19) authorised two genetically modified (GM) crops (one maize and one soya bean)...

May 19, 2022

25m tonnes of maize still in Ukrainian feed stores

25m tonnes of maize still in Ukrainian feed stores

It has been estimated that up to 25 million tonnes of maize remains in Ukrainian feed stores. This is crop...

May 17, 2022

Ukraine exported 1m tonnes of grain during the month of April

Ukraine exported 1m tonnes of grain during the month of April

Despite the impact of the ongoing conflict, Ukraine managed to export one million tonnes of grain during the month April...

May 16, 2022

Big reduction in Ukrainian grain maize and soya output predicted

Big reduction in Ukrainian grain maize and soya output predicted

It has ben reported that farmers in Ukraine have cut back significantly on the acreage of grain maize and soya...

May 10, 2022

Undersowing maize – is it an option this year?

Undersowing maize – is it an option this year?

According to grass seed breeder Barenbrug UK, some growers may be keen to keep valuable nitrates in the soil this...

April 29, 2022

BYDV hits Co. Down barley crop

BYDV hits Co. Down barley crop

A Co. Down cereal grower has confirmed that Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) has caused problems within his 2021/22 winter...

April 29, 2022

Maize acreage looks set to increase by 15% in 2022

Maize acreage looks set to increase by 15% in 2022

Ireland’s forage maize acreage looks set to increase by 15% in 2022 and driving all of this is the Tillage...

April 26, 2022

Will merchants and banks be willing to finance Tillage Incentive Scheme?

Will merchants and banks be willing to finance Tillage Incentive Scheme?

With maize crops costing up to €1,000/ac to grow, will merchants and the banks be willing to finance the Tillage...

April 4, 2022

Tillage Incentive Scheme – all you need to know

Tillage Incentive Scheme – all you need to know

The Tillage Incentive Scheme (TIS) will encourage farmers to sow additional tillage crops in 2022 on land that was in...

April 1, 2022

On Ukrainian soil – critical month ahead for agriculture

On Ukrainian soil – critical month ahead for agriculture

The coming four weeks will determine how much crop Ukrainian farmers can get planted out in 2022. “The frost starts...

March 22, 2022

Nutritional requirements of maize crops

Nutritional requirements of maize crops

April is fast approaching, and with it the maize-sowing season, making now onwards a good time to create a planting...

March 15, 2022

Grain and oilseed growers in western Ukraine to start cropping shortly

Grain and oilseed growers in western Ukraine to start cropping shortly

Grain and oilseed growers in western Ukraine will start cropping for the 2022 season in the very near future. That’s...

March 14, 2022

Restricted fertiliser availability encourages rotational change in Romania

Restricted fertiliser availability encourages rotational change in Romania

Restricted fertiliser availability is encouraging rotational change on Romanian tillage farms; fertiliser price is also an issue in this regard....

March 14, 2022

The days of growing maize under plastic may be numbered

The days of growing maize under plastic may be numbered

There is mounting expectation that Irish farmers could resort back to growing maize crops on a significant scale without the...

January 7, 2022

Deep thinking from Rauch with latest machine

Deep thinking from Rauch with latest machine

Making machines that spread fertiliser has always been the primary business of Rauch. That focus has shifted a little as...

October 14, 2021