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.

Drills have been back out despite recent rain
Rainfall amounts for November to date differ massively between regions, but land soaked well following a few days without rain and drills were back out planting
Winter means preparing to start it all again
Getting some basic jobs done now on tillage farms can help reduce problems come springtime.
Grain Trends: futures up but physicals down
There is an ongoing tug of war between the supply and demand sides of the market
Grain Trends: prices fall on evolving sentiment
Reduced expected demand seems to have moved a tight supply into an adequately balanced market, provided the southern hemisphere delivers.
Under the bonnet of the eco-scheme options
Being able to fulfill two eco-scheme obligations is critical for farmers to enable them to claw back almost 20% of the deduction of their entitlement value.
Seawater rice to expand China’s production area
The development of a type of rice that can better cope with high salinity and other nutritional issues in soil will increase the area sown to the crop and the volume of grain produced.
Examining what cover crops to use to tackle different issues
Cover crops have multiple benefits from protecting soil and water quality to increasing soil organic matter and improving soil health.
Watch: Väderstad grows 25% in 12 months despite challenges in key markets
Peter Thomas Keaveney travelled to Germany to check out the latest innovations from Vaderstad, which included new cultivation and seeding equipment.
Thrive: why are there no Friesian bulls in the programme?
Declan Marren outlines why the Thrive programme is concentrating only on beef-sired dairy beef stock.
Last four 2021-born heifers drafted on Newford Farm
The 40 heifers drafted averaged 296kg carcase weight at an average age of just less than 18 months of age and recorded a sale value of €1,507/head.
Thrive weekly roundup: what system is making money in 2022?
The Thrive dairy-beef programme weekly roundup is all about financial performance this week, with full analysis of each system in place on the demonstration farm in Cashel, Co Tipperary.
Thrive: bullock systems most profitable in 2022
Analysis of the Thrive demonstration farm performance this year has shown that steer systems were the most profitable.
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Legacy of Transformula evident in second-lactation Ottawa cows
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