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.

Tillage Management: get herbicides and fungicides out while the weather allows
The weather has been good this week and looks like there will only be light rain in parts at the weekend. Use the time to keep crops on track with herbicides and fungicides.
Watch: combination Kverneland sprayer works well on hilly Tyrone tillage farm
Peter Thomas Keaveney visited grain grower and contractor Trevor Black, to find out how his Kverneland spraying outfit has performed after its first three seasons working on the hills of Tyrone.
Grain Trends: Matif below €230/t with generally good crop reports forecast
Crop reports are generally good and, at present, supply does not look like an issue in grain markets. Prices moved down again over the last few days.
Grain Trends: no big changes as record crops forecast
Prices peaked on Monday, but dropped back down the next day. The latest report points towards increased production.
Tillage Management: Disease, beet sprays and BISS applications
Drier weather is helping to slow down disease in crops, but it’s busy for tillage farmers. BISS applications should be a priority this week.
Picture paints a thousand words on blackgrass
Where growers rely on chemicals to control weeds their weed management plans are being challenged by plants which have developed resistance to herbicides, writes Vijaya Bhaskar of Teagasc.
Austrian-built disc coulter drill works wonders for midlands grower
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with Offaly beef and tillage farmer James Dermody to find out how his Pöttinger one-pass double disc coulter drill has performed since he took delivery two years ago.
Less than a week left to apply for national liming programme
The closing date of 20 April is approaching fast, with applications required to be submitted through the Department’s agfood.ie online portal.
Dairy cross cows working hard in Newford
Adam Woods reports from the Newford Suckler Demonstration Farm open day held earlier this week
In pictures: hive of activity across the Footprint Farms as the weather improves
Sunny spells across the Footprint Farms have meant crops have got their final fungicide, as well as single farm payments and SCEP applications being submitted.
Installing owl boxes in Co Waterford
Footprint Farmer Pádraig Connery has put up a couple of owl boxes on his farm in the past couple of weeks.
Newford Farm update: low level of repeat breeding activity
Breeding appears to be progressing nicely, with only a handful of animals receiving a repeat insemination in the fourth week of the breeding season.
Steady cattle and sluggish sheep trade so far in 2023
Mark Zieg, Bord Bia beef, meat and livestock manager, and Seamus McMenamin, sheepmeat and livestock manager, look at trade.
Multiple Bord na Móna auctions boast over 400 lots of machinery this May
Wilsons Auctions prepares once again to offer bidders a huge selection of tractors, machinery, tyres, motorbikes, equipment and more surplus assets on behalf of the iconic Irish company Bord na Móna.
Farm safely – look up and look out for electricity poles and wires
ESB Networks Public Safety Manager Michael Murray is reminding farmers to take necessary safety precautions with overhead wires, poles and stay wires ahead of the busy forage saving season.
Over half a million acres of farm land mapped using FREE mapping tool
All farmers in Ireland and the UK can now map their farms for free in a matter of minutes, thanks to a service launched by Herdwatch, the leading farm management software used on over 18,000 farms.