Tillage farming

The latest tillage news and developments from the Irish Farmers Journal. Keep up to date with all crops and growing news developments in the tillage farming sector.

Yields and prices ‘enabled’ tillage farmers to weather input cost surge - IFA
Barry Murphy
The IFA has said that while grain prices remain at “historically high levels”, farmers are now concerned about higher fertiliser prices in 2023.
Harvest output appears to be improving as it progresses
As harvest progresses there are signs that yields are improving across most of the crops harvested to date.
Harvest moving at pace as crops mature early
Many grower will be hoping for a better average performance from their other crops than they achieved with winter barley.
IFA potato report: trade improving after sluggish spell
The potato trade has begun to improve for farmers after a slowdown over the summer months.
Grain Trends: prices recover following Black Sea deal
Markets slipped a bit further following the announcement of the Ukrainian export corridor, but weather issues drive supply concerns once again.
From the Tramlines: rain halts harvesting in broken weather
This year’s harvest is at very different stages in counties Carlow, Meath and Derry, writes Andy Doyle.
Tillage Incentivisation: A similar policy for a new era
The tillage incentive measure introduced last spring feels like another full rotation of the wheel of time, writes Michael Loughman from Dublin City University.
Carbon initiatives can help you even more than the environment
As we move into a new era of obligatory emission reductions, it is important to realise that increased carbon accumulation in the soil can be worth even more to crop profitability.
To bale or chop - nutrient value has more than doubled
Decisions around straw need to take account of the high replacement cost of the nutrients that are exported when straw is removed.
Thrive open day: farmers see a future in dairy-beef
Farmers attending the Irish Farmers Journal Thrive demonstration farm open day give their views on the challenges and opportunities with dairy-beef. Noel Bardon and Rachel Donovan report.
Transition to grass – a vital period for calf health
Managing the transition to grass is key for calves to achieve growth targets over the first grazing season. Declan Marren reports.
Thrive: all roads lead to Cashel for demo farm open day
The Thrive demo farm open day will showcase all aspects of dairy beef production and outline the financial performance of the farm over the last three years.
Thrive: register for the dairy calf-to-beef demo farm open day
The Thrive dairy calf-to-beef demonstration farm will host a national open day on Tuesday August 9 starting at 10.30am.
August reseeding can produce up to 1t more grass the following spring
On-farm trials carried out by DLF over the last two years show that swards sown in August will produce up to 1t more grass the following spring than those sown in September.
Terra Range: 25% less nitrogen used in Galway grazing trial
The Terra Range presents a wonderful opportunity to meet climate change targets by lowering N application, while maintaining high output of both grass and grain.
Plant breeding – the ‘master key’ for the future of crop production
The importance of plant breeding and seed selection is of paramount significance in how modern day agriculture operates.
Exciting new online MSc in animal science commences at UCD in September 2022
Leading international experts at the UCD School of Agriculture and Food Science announce details of an exciting new innovative MSc in animal science programme commencing in September 2022.
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