The Irish Farmers Journal is dedicated to providing advice and management information to tillage farmers to enhance crop growth and harvests.

From the Tramlines: gates closed on many winter crops
Stephen Robb
This week, Stephen Robb talks to farmers from Wicklow, Tipperary and Clare where the gates have now been closed on many winter crops.
11 May 2022 Crops
In The Fields: the makings of a bountiful harvest
In recent years I have come to associate cold springs with higher yield potential and I hope that this one can deliver once again.
11 May 2022 Crops
From the Tramlines: wet and windy May spurs hope for good harvest
This week, Stephen Robb talks to farmers from Meath, Carlow and Derry, where crops are developing well with the help of moisture and milder temperatures.
Testing plants can make you money
Taking a plant sample can help to identify nutrient deficiencies early and therefore reduce yield losses from that deficiency.
4 May 2022 Footprint Farmers
Spring sowing done in two rounds in Donegal
Stephen Robb takes a walk through crops in Donegal to see how they are developing this spring.
4 May 2022 Crops
Rain allows crops to shine and impress
Rain was welcome in crops over the weekend and helped to boost growth and allow weeds to emerge.
4 May 2022 Crops
From the Tramlines: rain welcomed in most areas
This week Stephen Robb talks to farmers from Dublin, Down and Cork where the arrival of rain has been welcomed. However, more is needed in some areas.
4 May 2022 Crops
Healthy range of potato chemistry in the pipeline
BASF recently revealed its range of new potato protection products in the pipeline, writes Stephen Robb.
27 April 2022 Crops
Potato market report: planting continues as area still expected to decrease
It is expected that escalating production costs will cause the area sown to potatoes to be lower this year.
27 April 2022 Crops
From the Tramlines: progress in north but rain needed in south
This week we talk to farmers from Donegal, Laois and Wexford. Good progress has been made in Donegal where spring sowing is ongoing. Conditions have turned very dry in Wexford and Laois however.
27 April 2022 Crops
From the Tramlines: winter crops respond well to kinder weather
This week Stephen Robb talks to farmers from Clare, Wicklow and Tipperary where winter crops, especially winter barley, have responded well to the kinder weather.
20 April 2022 Crops
Keep an eye out for rust diseases
Crown and brown rust were evident on winter oat and barley crops in south Wexford, so these diseases need to be watched.
20 April 2022 Crops