national tillage conference

Importance of crops within Irish economy highlighted at conference

Importance of crops within Irish economy highlighted at conference

The growing importance of crops within the Irish economy was a recurring theme of the recent National Tillage Conference for...

January 31, 2022

Tillage income second highest, but 63% is coming from direct payments

Tillage income second highest, but 63% is coming from direct payments

Specialist tillage farms had the second highest family farm income of the farming sectors in Ireland in 2017, at just...

February 1, 2019

Tillage conference: Brexit ‘high risk’ and ‘catastrophic’ says NFU

Tillage conference: Brexit ‘high risk’ and ‘catastrophic’ says NFU

The Teagasc National Tillage Conference kicked off this morning (Wednesday, January 30) in the Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny. The conference...

January 30, 2019

49% of tillage farmers see world grain prices as a threat – survey

49% of tillage farmers see world grain prices as a threat – survey

49% of Irish tillage farmers see world grain prices as the biggest long-term threat to their farm businesses. That was...

February 5, 2018

Tillage boost: Protein Aid Scheme set to continue

Tillage boost: Protein Aid Scheme set to continue

The Protein Aid Scheme – which was worth almost €3 million to tillage farmers in 2017 – is set to...

January 31, 2018

Irish tillage area dropped by 10,000ha in 2017

Irish tillage area dropped by 10,000ha in 2017

Challenging circumstances have been at play in the Irish tillage sector over the last number of years, according to Minister...

January 31, 2018

One million fewer bales of straw made on Irish farms

One million fewer bales of straw made on Irish farms

The Irish tillage sector has experienced significant challenges over the past number of years, according to Teagasc’s Prof. Gerry Boyle....

January 31, 2018

‘Scope to increase the quantity of beans used in animal feedstuffs’

‘Scope to increase the quantity of beans used in animal feedstuffs’

There is scope to use more Irish-grown beans in animal feedstuffs, according to Teagasc’s Dermot Forristal. Speaking at the National...

January 27, 2017

Bringing growers and cattle farmers together with new maize contracts

Bringing growers and cattle farmers together with new maize contracts

The Maize Industry Group hopes to bring tillage and dairy or beef farmers together with the introduction of a new...

January 27, 2017

‘Poor returns see tillage farmers struggle to hold on to Basic Payments in 2016’

‘Poor returns see tillage farmers struggle to hold on to Basic Payments in 2016’

Poor returns, due to low cereal yields and prices, has seen many tillage farmers struggle to hold onto their Basic...

January 26, 2017

Crop rotations have the potential to increase profits – Teagasc tillage expert

Crop rotations have the potential to increase profits – Teagasc tillage expert

Farmers who fail to use crop rotations could see a negative impact on the profitability and sustainability of their tillage systems,...

February 1, 2016

Tillage farmers to benefit from discussion group membership

Tillage farmers to benefit from discussion group membership

Discussion groups offer farmers a relatively easy and practical way of gaining new information, skills, solutions and technologies, according to...

January 31, 2016

Resistance to fungicides on the increase in wheat crops – Teagasc

Resistance to fungicides on the increase in wheat crops – Teagasc

Resistance to fungicide sprays in wheat crops is becoming a real issue in Ireland, according to Teagasc’s Steven Kildea, who spoke...

January 29, 2016

Controlling black grass in crops – ‘the answer is not in a herbicide can’

Controlling black grass in crops – ‘the answer is not in a herbicide can’

Irish tillage farmers can learn from the mistakes made by UK farmers in regards to the control of black grass,...

January 29, 2016

Teagasc tillage conference to tackle the growth of grass weeds

Teagasc tillage conference to tackle the growth of grass weeds

Six tillage experts from Ireland and the UK will hold the floor for this year’s Teagasc national tillage conference in...

January 17, 2016