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Tillage
Grain prices see €60/t drop in recent weeks
Andy Doyle
A range of factors have combined to force a significant reduction in grain futures prices in recent weeks.
29 June 2022 News
Combining costs to hit €80/acre as harvest nears - FCI
The breakeven rate for operating a combine for 2022 will be €70/acre plus VAT or €80/acre including VAT, before straw chopping, according to the Association of Farm & Forestry Contrators (FCI).
From the Tramlines: rain welcome, but ramularia high in winter barley
Rain was welcomed at the weekend as some crops were in need of moisture. Very few crops have fell with the rain so far.
New technologies needed to reach pesticide targets – grain growers
"We have to see increased investment from Europe to reach these goals via technology such as spot spraying."
29 June 2022 News
Tillage Management: final sprays go on as harvest draws nearer
As we move into July the crop protection season is about over, except for rape desiccation and fungicides on beans, and harvest is almost upon us.
29 June 2022 Husbandry
Nitrates rules for tillage farmers remain unclear
Tillage farmers are to follow the regulations in the new Nitrates Action Programme approved in March until there is an update on leaving some over-winter stubble for birds.
29 June 2022 News
Growing rye on sand in north Derry
This young farmer says rye is an easy crop to grow and look after and is harvested in July helping with workload and cashflow.
29 June 2022 Soils
Boortmalt harvest price currently at €436/t
Boortmalt suppliers will find out their harvest price on 22 September when the averaging model used to develop the price is complete.
29 June 2022 News
Grain Trends: demand concerns hit grain prices
Many different factors combined to cause a significant fall in futures prices over the past week and physical prices are also lower.
29 June 2022 Markets
You see a lot in a day’s travel
Dryness, take-all, crows, mildew, trace elements, tossed crops and variable crop development were among the things I encountered during a recent trip through east Wicklow and north Wexford
29 June 2022 Crops
Record price of €24,000/ac for farmland on the Dublin-Meath border
The property comprised a modern two-storey farmhouse with an adjoining farm building surrounded by 152ac of top-quality tillage ground.
28 June 2022 Property
New biostimulant regulations in July as UCD undertakes survey
Researchers at UCD want to learn more about growers’ attitudes to biostimulant use and their knowledge of these products.
28 June 2022 News