Varieties

Are you thinking of planting oilseed rape?

Are you thinking of planting oilseed rape?

With winter barley crops coming off fields early this season, it is ideal for planting winter oilseed rape. In 2020,...

July 27, 2020

Promising spring barley varieties on the way

Promising spring barley varieties on the way

The spring barley crops in Kildalton were looking extremely well when AgriLand visited the Department of Agriculture’s variety trials. Although...

July 6, 2020

One new spring oat variety on the cards for next season

One new spring oat variety on the cards for next season

Spring oats saw a rise in popularity this year as the wet autumn and winter led more farmers to plant...

July 5, 2020

Patriotic winter barley varieties for autumn 2020

Patriotic winter barley varieties for autumn 2020

Winter barley was turning when AgriLand looked at the Department of Agriculture’s variety trials in Kildalton Agricultural College. Two new...

July 5, 2020

Keep an eye on these varieties…

Keep an eye on these varieties…

2020 spring cereal crops still have a long way to go before harvest, but knowing the seed availability for the...

July 4, 2020

What’s coming along in wheat varieties?

What’s coming along in wheat varieties?

Last week, AgriLand took a look at some of the Department of Agriculture’s variety trials to see how old and new...

July 2, 2020

What beet variety will you grow this season?

What beet variety will you grow this season?

Sowing beet will be on many people’s minds over the coming days and weeks. There are plenty of varieties to...

April 9, 2020

Cracking the ‘Password’ on wheat disease control with varieties

Cracking the ‘Password’ on wheat disease control with varieties

The trials carried out on winter wheat were an important stop for many at the Irish Seed Trade Association (ISTA)...

July 1, 2019

2019 oilseed rape list sees 3 new varieties added

2019 oilseed rape list sees 3 new varieties added

If you are thinking of planting oilseed rape this autumn you should be looking at the recommended list. Three new...

June 30, 2019

Seed trade shows off new varieties…what’s available?

Seed trade shows off new varieties…what’s available?

When planning ahead for the coming season it is important to know what seed will be available. Each year, the...

June 26, 2019

June…a month to see new advances in the tillage fields

June…a month to see new advances in the tillage fields

June is a month often used to investigate and collect knowledge in the tillage sector, with an array of open...

June 6, 2019

New varieties look like a good ‘Prospect’

New varieties look like a good ‘Prospect’

The Goldcrop open day provided a great opportunity to take a peak at varieties for next year’s season. Some of...

July 9, 2018

Department open day highlights top standards of Irish crops and seed

Department open day highlights top standards of Irish crops and seed

347 crop varieties – 175 cereal; 105 grass and clover; 25 winter oilseed rape; 20 forage maize; 14 potato; and...

July 7, 2018

Seed availability for winter sowing 2018

Seed availability for winter sowing 2018

Winter sowing may seem like some time away, but now is the time to plan for the winter planting season...

July 1, 2018

Skyscrapers of wheat and oilseed rape made of steel…what’s new in crop varieties

Skyscrapers of wheat and oilseed rape made of steel…what’s new in crop varieties

New varieties are a highlight of the ‘Cereals’ event for many. Breeders showcase the best they have to offer, as...

June 24, 2018

Spring oilseed rape variety options for 2018

Spring oilseed rape variety options for 2018

Oilseed rape may be a good option for many farmers this spring. The poor weather last autumn resulted in many...

March 12, 2018

Why the malting barley list is important for the development of the sector

Why the malting barley list is important for the development of the sector

The recommended list for malting barley was reintroduced in 2011 and growers and malsters are seeing the benefits. The list...

March 4, 2018

Would you choose a ‘Spyci’ maize variety next spring?

Would you choose a ‘Spyci’ maize variety next spring?

With the Irish maize acreage likely to increase, there are many options available to growers when it comes to selecting...

October 9, 2017