Ploughing

Watch: Kverneland dealer demo day highlights tillage gear

Watch: Kverneland dealer demo day highlights tillage gear

The debates over farming methods have been raging for as long as farming itself, but machinery manufacturers such as Kverneland...

September 21, 2021

Ploughing association posts loss of €656,240 following Covid-hit year

Ploughing association posts loss of €656,240 following Covid-hit year

By Gordon Deegan Organisers of the 2020 National Ploughing Championships recorded a pre-tax loss last year of €656,240 after the...

September 6, 2021

Young farmers plan 24-hour plough in 60-year-old tractor

Young farmers plan 24-hour plough in 60-year-old tractor

It might be a bit rusty around the edges and pack a tiny 25hp, but young farmers in Northern Ireland...

July 14, 2021

The impact of tillage farming on soil ecosystems

The impact of tillage farming on soil ecosystems

The impact of tillage farming on soil ecosystems has been likened to creating a ‘gangsters’ paradise’ by one of the...

June 3, 2021

Boosting carbon sequestering – without reducing grass productivity

Boosting carbon sequestering – without reducing grass productivity

With soil carbon sequestering recognised as an important strategy to offset increases in greenhouse gas emissions, more information is needed...

May 5, 2021

Sadness as a member of the ‘Ploughing’ community passes away

Sadness as a member of the ‘Ploughing’ community passes away

The National Ploughing Association (NPA) has expressed its deepest sympathy to the Tracey family from Co. Carlow on the passing...

July 27, 2020

Tributes paid following passing of ‘one of ploughing’s greats’

Tributes paid following passing of ‘one of ploughing’s greats’

Tributes have been paid to the family of Eugene Buttle, Wexford vice-president of the National Ploughing Association (NPA) following his...

April 8, 2020

Considerable improvement in soil conditions…field work begins again in some parts

Considerable improvement in soil conditions…field work begins again in some parts

Soil conditions showed signs of improvement towards the end of December in some parts of the country and while everyone...

January 4, 2020

Whelan and Tracey take titles again

Whelan and Tracey take titles again

John Whelan – Co. Wexford – and Eamonn Tracey – Co. Carlow – took first place in the senior reversible...

September 20, 2019

Ireland top 5 Nations competition on day 2 of ‘Ploughing’

Ireland top 5 Nations competition on day 2 of ‘Ploughing’

It was a successful day for Ireland on day 2 of the ploughing competitions in Fenagh, Co. Carlow, as both...

September 19, 2019

Ireland takes 2 silvers at World Ploughing

Ireland takes 2 silvers at World Ploughing

Ireland won two silver medals at the World Ploughing Championships this weekend. John Whelan and Eamonn Tracey took second place...

September 4, 2019

Tracey and Whelan ploughing in US today and tomorrow

Tracey and Whelan ploughing in US today and tomorrow

Eamonn Tracey and John Whelan are competing in the World Ploughing Championships today and tomorrow – August 30 and 31....

August 30, 2019

Carlow to Minnesota…the journey of 2 competition ploughs

Carlow to Minnesota…the journey of 2 competition ploughs

The ploughing team, which will represent Ireland at this year’s World Ploughing Championships in Minnesota in the US, has been...

June 21, 2019

1st World Ploughing Contest on Euro soil commemorated in Kerry

1st World Ploughing Contest on Euro soil commemorated in Kerry

Crowds descended on Co. Kerry over the weekend to observe the 1954 World Ploughing Contest ‘Cairn of Peace’ monument as...

May 14, 2019

‘ArableApril’: Maize, beans, cereals…more pics

‘ArableApril’: Maize, beans, cereals…more pics

Plenty of readers kept pictures coming in for ‘ArableApril’ this week. Tillage farmers were ploughing, sowing, spraying and spreading fertiliser...

April 14, 2019

European ploughing elite prepare for Irish showdown

European ploughing elite prepare for Irish showdown

The 36th European Ploughing Championships will take place in Springpark, Ballinaboola, Co. Wexford, making it the place to be on...

March 13, 2019

European Ploughing Contest 2019 launched in Wexford

European Ploughing Contest 2019 launched in Wexford

The 36th European Ploughing Contest has been launched in Co. Wexford ahead of the 2019 season. Taking place at a...

December 17, 2018

Calendar farming needs to go…or should we plough in the wet?

Calendar farming needs to go…or should we plough in the wet?

We have just witnessed one of the driest summers and autumns in many years. Tillage farmers hardly know themselves, as...

December 2, 2018