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: harvest, safety and value of straw
Wet weather is delaying the start of the harvest for many. Be prepared for when it does start and make safety a priority.
Spring wheat varieties remain unchanged
There is little change to spring wheat varieties being grown for seed this year. One stands out on KPH levels.
Grain Trends: no major moves on prices
Grain and oilseed prices were not looking hectic this week wit a big drop in French wheat and oilseed prices.
Grain Trends: more positive US yields affecting prices
The US wheat harvest is progressing quicker than usual. Over 60% of both corn and soybean crops are reported to be in good or excellent condition.
Combines get to work in broken weather
This week, Conor Kehoe talks to farmers in Tipperary, Down, and Westmeath as combines get to work across the country.
8 winter wheat varieties make the grade
A total of eight winter wheat varieties are available for seed in the coming season. Graham, KWS DAwsum and Champion are the three main varieties.
Net loss of €173/ha through use of Supersoil fertiliser - Teagasc
A recent organic spring oats trial has shown no improvement in crop yields where Supersoil was used in comparison to a trial plot receiving zero fertiliser.
Breeding plan and performance in focus at open day
Adam Woods previews what will be on display in terms of breeding and animal performance at next week’s suckler and sheep open day on Tullamore Farm.
Lambs weaned and second batch drafted for slaughter
Despite the weather challenges, lambs recorded a positive weaning weight of 37.66kg, having gained an average of 300g per day from birth to weaning.
Clover scoring on Limerick and Tipperary Footprint farms
Kelsey Daly writes that in early July, the Irish Farmer Journal visited Footprint farmers Barry Powell and Martin Crowe to conduct clover scoring across paddocks on their dairy farm.
Combines get to work in broken weather
This week, Conor Kehoe talks to farmers in Tipperary, Down, and Westmeath as combines get to work across the country.
Farming for Water EIP in the Castleisland catchment
Kerry Agribusiness is the first milk processor to implement the Farming for Water European Innovation Partnership project. This ambitious project aims to support farmers to protect water quality.
Bridging skills gaps in agriculture: the role of micro-credentials
The agriculture and food sectors are rapidly transforming, driven by challenges and technological advancements.
Balancing sustainability and profitability on your farm
One Health initiatives such as antimicrobial reduction and the banning of high levels of zinc oxide in feed have resulted in additional challenges to farmers.
Doxstar Pro: denying docks a second chance before first-cut silage
Docks can create serious problems in grassland, negatively affecting productivity.
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