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Farmers divided on entering Tillage Incentive Scheme
Rachel Donovan
What the 103 tillage farmers who took part in the survey had to say about the Tillage Incentive Scheme and protein crops.
22 December 2022 News
Tillage podcast: 2022 from heatwaves to high prices
There’s plenty to be discussed on the final Tillage Podcast of 2022, with a look back on the year and a preview this week’s paper.
23 November 2022 Farm machinery
Watch: heavy duty Irish built Alstrong Auctus impresses
Peter Thomas Keaveney writes about his experience putting the Alstrong Auctus one pass reseeding unit through its paces in varying conditions during the summer.
Tillage Management: wet brings fieldwork to a halt for the time being
Heavy rain will stop field work for the time being but there may be further planting opportunities on dry land.
2 November 2022 Husbandry
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.
26 October 2022 Farm machinery
Home Farm: sowing continues
With the oats acting as a break crop, the hope is always that you get a bounce in yields.
19 October 2022 Viewpoints
Winter planting progressing as slug number appear to build
Lower soil temperatures will begin to slow emergence, thus increasing risks from potential pests like crows and slugs.
12 October 2022 Husbandry
Watch: Kildare grain grower makes move to strip till drill
Peter Thomas Keaveney visited Kildare tillage farmer David Weld as he began sowing his winter crops with his new Triton strip till seed drill, the first of two units recently sold in to Ireland.
12 October 2022 Farm machinery
Atkins showcases latest Pöttinger kit
Atkins Machinery Birr held a Pöttinger working demonstration day in Offaly last week, showcasing the latest in cultivation and seeding kit from the Austrian manufacturer.
5 October 2022 News
Check your seeding rate as time moves on
Tillage farmers will be busy planting winter cereal crops in the coming weeks and seeding rates need to change with ground and weather conditions.
4 October 2022 Husbandry
Home Farm: Winter approaches
Beef farmers' attitudes to autumn supplementation while cattle are still at grass vary.
28 September 2022 Viewpoints
Farmer Writes: Early sowing a balancing act
Foggy mornings and shorter days with poorer drying, as autumn wears on, make for sticky min-till seedbeds.
28 September 2022 Farmer Writes