Planting now being interrupted by weather
Andy Doyle
Planting is now the main task fro many farmers but use weather delays to try and get pre-emerge herbicides applied to sown crop.
14 September 2022 Husbandry
The planting cycle begins again
With the forecast indicating a weather window for planting from the end of this week, growers should weigh up the risks associated with virus, take-all and grass weeds
31 August 2022 Husbandry
Time to get winter oilseed rape planted
Planting of winter rape is well underway in much of the country while spring cereal harvesting is really only getting going in northern counties
Tillage Management: harvest lingers as planting gets under way
Low recent rainfall and dry seedbeds make it important to carefully manage moisture loss following cultivation.
24 August 2022 Husbandry
Good conditions drive harvest progress
The ongoing dry and hot spell of weather has accelerated harvest progress and some growers are already finished cutting cereals
10 August 2022 Husbandry
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.
3 August 2022 From the Tramlines
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.
3 August 2022 Husbandry
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
Editorial: botched regulations provide a disincentive
Growers all over the country have geared up with cultivators and additional machine capacity to do what was necessary and now we learn that much of this capacity may not be needed.
3 August 2022 Viewpoints
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
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
Harvesting, straw and stubbles dominate workload for the week ahead
Harvesting progress has been helped by the excellent weather with winter oilseed rape and oats also likely to go under the blade this week weather permitting.
20 July 2022 Husbandry