Tillage

Min-till tops the TAMS tillage equipment wish list

Min-till tops the TAMS tillage equipment wish list

According to the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, min-till equipment is the most popular investment option made by...

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Cutting the cost of machinery on tillage farms through TAMS

Cutting the cost of machinery on tillage farms through TAMS

There will always be a significant requirement to modernise facilities on a tillage farm, machinery included. But such a commitment...

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Will there be enough certified seed to meet demand?

Will there be enough certified seed to meet demand?

Teagasc tillage specialists are predicting a significant rise in Ireland’s cereal acreage during the season ahead and questions have arisen...

October 21, 2021

Maincrop potato harvest: Significant variation in yields reported

Maincrop potato harvest: Significant variation in yields reported

Potato packer Wilson’s Country is confirming that approximately half of this year’s maincrop is now out of the ground. However,...

October 18, 2021

New disease-free potato is resistant to blight

New disease-free potato is resistant to blight

A new, disease-free potato, named CIP-Matilde, has been developed by international breeders in collaboration with farmers in Peru. All those...

October 15, 2021

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

Watch: Kuhn brings the Espro drill to Ireland

Watch: Kuhn brings the Espro drill to Ireland

The Espro range of seed drills from Kuhn was originally launched four years ago. After several upgrades the latest model...

October 13, 2021

Calls for Straw Incorporation Measure to be made permanent

Calls for Straw Incorporation Measure to be made permanent

The Irish Grain Growers Group (IGGG) is calling for the Straw Incorporation Measure to be made permanent going forward. The...

October 13, 2021

What is the cost of herbicide resistance?

What is the cost of herbicide resistance?

Teagasc tillage specialist Shay Phelan has confirmed that the spectre of herbicide resistance, particularly within grass weed populations, is now...

October 12, 2021

The case for pre-emergent herbicides

The case for pre-emergent herbicides

Teagasc tillage specialists are advising that pre-emergent herbicides can provide a better opportunity to get on top of difficult weeds,...

October 12, 2021

Tillage sector in Ireland set to be ‘battered’ – ICSA

Tillage sector in Ireland set to be ‘battered’ – ICSA

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has said rising fertiliser costs, associated with the unprecedented surge in natural gas...

October 8, 2021

What is the real value of organic manures on tillage farms?

What is the real value of organic manures on tillage farms?

One obvious response by Irish tillage farmers to the recent hike in chemical fertiliser prices is to make greater use...

October 5, 2021

Machinery Focus: Soil takes centre stage at Lemken demo day

Machinery Focus: Soil takes centre stage at Lemken demo day

Having a good understanding of soil and how it works, is becoming ever more essential if the best use is...

October 2, 2021

Record harvest on the cards for maize growers in Northern Ireland

Record harvest on the cards for maize growers in Northern Ireland

Assuming that weather conditions hold over the coming weeks, maize growers in Northern Ireland can look forward to both a...

September 20, 2021

Carbon neutrality should be feasible for many Irish tillage farmers

Carbon neutrality should be feasible for many Irish tillage farmers

Teagasc is advising tillage farmers that achieving carbon neutrality within their businesses should be a feasible objective within a reasonable...

September 20, 2021

Existing chemistries still important in controlling herbicide-resistant weeds

Existing chemistries still important in controlling herbicide-resistant weeds

According to Life Scientific UK and Ireland country manager, Ruth Stanley, existing chemistries can still play a role in controlling...

September 16, 2021

Crop establishment – there is no room for error

Crop establishment – there is no room for error

The Potash Development Association (PDA) has highlighted the importance of getting both soil structure and chemistry right now, when it...

September 14, 2021

Rye has the potential to take ‘take-all’ out of the equation

Rye has the potential to take ‘take-all’ out of the equation

Rye is a cereal crop with huge potential in Ireland, especially on those farms with a significant take-all problem. According...

September 13, 2021