Crops and field margins in Waterford
Siobhán Walsh
Pádraig Connery is aiming to improve the three pillars of sustainability – economic, environmental and social – on his farm in Clashmore, Co Waterford.
15 May 2024 Husbandry
Tillage Management: aphids, final fungicides and planting
Some tillage farmers are still planting, while others are moving onto controlling aphids and weeds in spring cereals.
15 May 2024 Husbandry
Tricky season means plenty of tricky decisions
There are a lot of decisions to be made in both winter and spring crops at present from aphicides to fungicides, writes Siobhán Walsh.
Closing the gate on winter barley
Winter barley crops are variable this year, some have received their final fungicide, while it will be applied to others in the coming days.
14 May 2024 News
Tillage Podcast: selling grain and protecting crops
On this week’s show, we hear from the fields and look at the grain trading trends of Irish tillage farmers.
9 May 2024 News
Home Farm: watching the winter barley
I have had one diagnosis of rhynchosporium on the winter barley, brought on I presume because of a delay in applying a protective spray with the continuous wet weather.
8 May 2024 Viewpoints
Tillage Management: planting, fungicides and bird food
Another spell of good weather looks to be on the way, and tillage farmers will be busy making the most of it.
8 May 2024 Husbandry
Farmer Writes: good weather, price increases and breeding
Breeding season is commencing this week on Padraig Callanan's farm, with calving almost finished. Silage ground preparation is well under way with an aim to have silage cut around 20 May.
1 May 2024 Farmer Writes
Tillage Management: wonderful weather for tillage farmers
Tillage farmers are very busy in the fields as they take advantage of the good weather to plant spring crops.
24 April 2024 Husbandry
Tillage Management: here comes the sun
Good weather looks to be on the way, and many tillage farmers have already made it out to the fields in recent days.
17 April 2024 Husbandry
Barley responds to good management - a certainty among the uncertainties
Barley can deliver high yields, even in a season like 2024 when you don't expect it, writes Tom McCabe.
13 April 2024 Crop protection
Tillage Management: difficult weather and crop management
The weather is not playing ball at all, from preventing sowing to making fertiliser spreading and spraying difficult.
3 April 2024 Husbandry