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

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Farm Programmes
Footprint Farms: focus on premium crops in Waterford
Ellen Durkin
Premium crops on Pádraig Connery’s farm have earned him well in excess of €100/ac.
1 February 2023 Crops
Keeping ramularia at bay is tricky
Ramularia is a tricky disease to control. Steps need to be taken to avoid stress on crops in order to control the disease.
1 February 2023 Crops
Warning to protect new fungicides on wheat
Steven Kildea presented data on the sensitivity of septoria to different fungicides at the Teagasc national tillage conference last week.
Warning to protect new fungicides on wheat
Steven Kildea presented data on the sensitivity of septoria to different fungicides at the Teagasc national tillage conference last week.
31 January 2023 Crops
Beans a good option for 2023 - here’s the varieties
Beans are a really good option for tillage farmers in 2022 and farmers should consider them as part of their rotation.
29 January 2023 Crops
What varieties will you grow this spring?
Choosing a variety that suits your system and can help to cut inputs is essential. Take time to study the lists.
25 January 2023 Crops
More traction and less compaction with central tyre inflation
The use of central tyre inflation systems (CTIS) is gaining more and more traction. Peter Thomas Keaveney speaks to tillage farmer Barry White who has been running a CTIS system on a Fendt since 2020.
25 January 2023 Farm machinery
We must learn how to identify blackgrass
Teagasc’s John Mahon had some good advice on identifying blackgrass at the recent Irish Seed Trade Assocation seminars.
18 January 2023 Crops
40 years in tillage: change was seen in all aspects of crop production
While change was evident in all agricultural sectors, it seems likely that tillage encountered the greatest changes overall having gone from incentivised production to set-aside.
11 January 2023 Crops
Four decades of change in the tillage sector
In the first of two articles looking back at his four decades in tillage, Andy Doyle remembers some of the major changes in plant protection, in crop breeding and the loss of the sugar industry.
4 January 2023 Crops
Market signals and farmer decisions for 2023
As we progress into the 2023 production year, it is important to heed market signals and to understand the variables that can influence them.
29 December 2022 Crops
Mark it down as a good year in the 2022 crops diary
Weather, price and yields combined to make 2022 a year to remember for tillage farmers.
28 December 2022 Crops