Top tips for crop establishment in a difficult spring
Dermot Forristal of Teagasc, Oak Park, shares his top tips on cultivations and establishment in the current weather.
8 April 2024 News
Ploughing 2024: innovation arena opens for applications
Entries are now open for Enterprise Ireland’s Innovation Arena Awards at the National Ploughing Championships.
7 April 2024 News
Watch: this week in photos - farming through the poor weather
Our top photos this week saw some farmers defy the bad weather to plant broccoli, roll land, sow oats and plant potatoes. Our photographers also visited marts, tractor runs, dairy and sheep farms.
Sponsors sought for famous brown bread competition
The move follows the decision by Aldi not to renew its sponsorship at the Ploughing for 2024.
20 March 2024 News
Making the most of machine settings for tillage cultivations
Most modern machinery has a significant amount of adjustment capability. These adjustments are seldom utilised but they are there for a purpose to help you do a better job. Andy Doyle reports.
13 March 2024 Farm machinery
Tillage management: wet weather leaves machinery parked
There is plenty of planning to be done on tillage farms at present. Seed and fertiliser need to be ordered.
31 January 2024 Husbandry
Tillage Management: look up the lists and order seed
Its time to get planning for spring cropping, so have a look at the recommended lists and order your seed as soon as possible.
17 January 2024 Husbandry
Tillage Management: managing catch crops and upcoming events for your diary
Rain has dominated the forecast, but hopefully drier weather is on the way. There are plenty of events coming up in January.
3 January 2024 Husbandry
Tillage Management: cover crops and testing sprayers
Cover crops can be grazed from 1 January if you have buffers in place. Your sprayer may also be due its test.
27 December 2023 Husbandry
Tillage management: ploughing, records and taking a break
If weather allows, you might get out to the field. If not, it’s the time of the year to get records in order and to take a break.
20 December 2023 Husbandry
Tillage Management: planting, rules and ploughing
Dry weather over the last while has been a help in the fields. There are a lot of dates and rules to remember at present.
29 November 2023 Husbandry
Understanding the enemy that is blackgrass
Sarah Cook from ADAS gave her top tips on blackgrass control at the Teagasc grass weeds conference.
12 November 2023 News