Cereals

‘Hope for the best; plan for the worst’: How British tillage experts are planning for Brexit

‘Hope for the best; plan for the worst’: How British tillage experts are planning for Brexit

UK cereal farmers are being urged to proactively plan for Brexit and not to “wait and see” what happens. Tillage...

October 18, 2017

Pics: Big crop of new machinery at Cereals 2017

Pics: Big crop of new machinery at Cereals 2017

Cereals 2017 is one of the biggest trade shows in either Ireland or the UK specifically focused on the tillage sector....

June 20, 2017

Major challenge posed by Black Grass and Brome Grass

Major challenge posed by Black Grass and Brome Grass

Agri-Food and Biosciences’ Institute (AFBI) plant scientists are becoming increasingly concerned about the growing threat posed by Black Grass and...

May 24, 2017

Soil health to be the key focus of 2017 ‘Cereals’ event

Soil health to be the key focus of 2017 ‘Cereals’ event

Last year’s UK-based ‘Cereals’ event, for tillage farmers, featured an 8m long x 1.5m deep soil pit, demonstrating the impact...

March 5, 2017

Cereal crops and potato production estimated to fall in the North this year

Cereal crops and potato production estimated to fall in the North this year

Production levels across all of the main cereal crops and potatoes is estimated to fall in the North this year,...

December 3, 2016

Potato plantings increase 2.8% after record low area in 2015

Potato plantings increase 2.8% after record low area in 2015

The area of potatoes planted in Ireland is up 2.8% year-on-year, from 8,500ha to 8,800ha, the latest figures (for June...

September 12, 2016

World food prices down 5.2% to lowest level in 7 years

World food prices down 5.2% to lowest level in 7 years

World food prices hit a seven-year low in August 2015, down 5.2% from July 2015, the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO)...

September 13, 2015

Number of dairy cows in Northern Ireland reaches all time high

Number of dairy cows in Northern Ireland reaches all time high

The number of dairy cows in Northern Ireland increased by 6% in June 2015 on June last year to 311,500...

August 28, 2015