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

Farm Programmes
Harvesting beans and running expensive fridges
Siobhán Walsh
It’s all been happening on the Tramlines farms in recent weeks. Crops are being harvested, planted, seedbeds prepared and potatoes stored.
7 September 2022 From the Tramlines
Preparing for winter planting on the Tramline farms
Beans are being harvested, oilseed rape has been planted and the Tramline farmers are preparing for winter cereal planting.
31 August 2022 Crops
IFA potato market report: drought will leave mark on crop yields
Nearby demand is picking up slightly as schools reopen, but crop yields here are expected to be affected by the successive droughts.
Oilseed rape area increasing on Tramline farms
Andy Doyle and Siobhán Walsh chat with the Tramline farmers this week and they're busy harvesting and sowing.
31 August 2022 From the Tramlines
Low inputs adding up on this year’s winter wheat
Gareth Culligan is trying to reduce chemical inputs on his farm. He is focused on diversity on his farm.
24 August 2022 Footprint Farmers
Conditions ideal for fodder crops in most places
Fodder crops could help to fill a feed deficit for the winter ahead and warm soil temperatures make it a good time to plant.
21 August 2022 News
Oilseed rape area could hit 20,000ha
Oilseed rape area has been on the rise and current field conditions might mean a further increase in area.
19 August 2022 Crops
Great yields and plenty of crops still to be cut
The Tramlines farmers are happy with crop progress and yields, all three this week are talking about cover crops.
17 August 2022 From the Tramlines
Records key to progress on Waterford farm
It’s been a busy harvest, but keeping on top of the books is essential to improving crop and farm performance.
17 August 2022 Footprint Farmers
Catch crop establishment: what are the options?
With the harvest well wrapped in many parts of the country, the focus of many farmers has been turned to sowing catch crops, Gary Abbott looks at some of the suitable establishment methods and costs.
17 August 2022 Farm machinery
Over 52,000ha of straw going through the chopper
Peter Thomas Keaveney takes a look at good practices surrounding straw incorporation and speaks to two farmers using different types of machines to carry out the job.
10 August 2022 Farm machinery
From the Tramlines: happy farmers as sun shines on harvest
It’s all go with harvest this week as tillage farmers make the most of the good weather.
10 August 2022 From the Tramlines