Home Farm: high silage intakes
Matt Dempsey
On the tillage side, we are consciously slightly delaying the sowing of the winter barley
7 September 2022 News
Department clarifies slurry and stubble rules
The Department of Agriculture has outlined where and how slurry spreading may be permitted past the new earlier autumn deadlines.
7 September 2022 Husbandry
Harvest lingers while oilseed rape planting continues
While recent rain will be seen as a benefit for most farmers, it is adding to the difficulties in getting harvesting completed in northern counties
Unravelling the stubble cultivation obligations
Recent amendments to the nitrates obligations for tillage farmers see a number of derogations applied to the obligation to cultivate all stubbles post harvest.
17 August 2022 Husbandry
Season moves from harvest back to planting once again
While the bulk of the harvest happened in a very tight window, it could take quite a while to finish the remaining 10-15% of crops, some of which may have been damaged by the recent downpours.
17 August 2022 Husbandry
Moving the goalposts is disrespectful to tillage farmers
It is frustrating for tillage farmers to sit on combines and tractors confused as goalposts move on the specification guidelines.
10 August 2022 Viewpoints
Clarity on new nitrates tillage rules
The Department provided some clarification on new nitrates rules for tillage this week when Ted Massey spoke on the Tillage Podcast.
10 August 2022 News
Letter regarding a recent front page picture on IFJ
"Management practices like shallow stubble cultivation to encourage growth and associated uptake of nitrogen can be beneficial" - Max Potterton, IFA grain policy executive.
3 August 2022 Letters
Cut to direct payments if 20-25% of land is not left in stubble
Up until last Friday, the rules required shallow cultivation or the sowing of a crop in all circumstances within seven days of the chopping or baling of straw post-harvest.
3 August 2022 News
Stubble cultivation rules clarified
After a long wait, the nitrates rules for tillage have finally been clarified in the middle of harvest.
29 July 2022 News
Drying grain, cutting OSR and lifting spuds
If you’re near the tramlines this week it’s a very busy view, as farmers juggle the massive workload of the harvest.
Nitrates rules 'putting a lot of stress on farmers'
New nitrates rules for tillage farmers have yet to be confirmed and are proving difficult to implement.
27 July 2022 News