Tillage

Farm machinery production costs – the only way is up

Farm machinery production costs – the only way is up

Farm machinery production costs have risen by between 15% and 20% over the past year within a very frenetic marketplace....

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Tillage: Fancy growing a crop of spelt?

Tillage: Fancy growing a crop of spelt?

Spelt may, or may not be, grown in Ireland. But it’s a very important cereal crop in many parts of...

June 24, 2022

Farmers in Northern Ireland urged to apply for Soil Nutrient Health Scheme

Farmers in Northern Ireland urged to apply for Soil Nutrient Health Scheme

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is urging all eligible farmers to apply for the Soil Nutrient Health Scheme (SNHS) without...

June 22, 2022

North Down growers starting to dig early season potatoes

North Down growers starting to dig early season potatoes

Early season potatoes in Northern Ireland have enjoyed almost uninterrupted growth since planting back in the spring. “That’s a pretty...

June 14, 2022

The inter-relationship between sulphur and nitrogen

The inter-relationship between sulphur and nitrogen

Due to the key role of both sulphur and nitrogen in the synthesis of proteins, the supply of these plant...

June 10, 2022

WPC: The spectre of famine now haunts the world

WPC: The spectre of famine now haunts the world

Delegates attending the 11th World Potato Congress (WPC) in Dublin, Ireland have been told that the spectre of famine now...

May 31, 2022

Min-till can lead to ‘skewed’ soil testing results

Min-till can lead to ‘skewed’ soil testing results

The Potash Development Association (PDA) is highlighting the growing prevalence of  ‘skewed’ soil testing results which it said is a...

May 30, 2022

Cereal acreage on the up in Northern Ireland

Cereal acreage on the up in Northern Ireland

Co. Down agronomist, Richard Owens, has confirmed a significant increase in the cereal acreage grown in Northern Ireland this year....

May 20, 2022

FAO: Agriculture is key to lasting peace and security

FAO: Agriculture is key to lasting peace and security

The head of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has called for greater funding for agriculture...

May 20, 2022

25m tonnes of maize still in Ukrainian feed stores

25m tonnes of maize still in Ukrainian feed stores

It has been estimated that up to 25 million tonnes of maize remains in Ukrainian feed stores. This is crop...

May 17, 2022

NI cereal crops ahead of normal for time of year

NI cereal crops ahead of normal for time of year

College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (CAFRE) tillage advisors are confirming that most cereal crops in Northern Ireland are...

May 10, 2022

Co. Down cereal grower questions the role of a Tillage Incentive Scheme

Co. Down cereal grower questions the role of a Tillage Incentive Scheme

A Co. Down cereal grower does not believe that a measure such as a Tillage Incentive Scheme (TIS) should be...

April 30, 2022

Dual wheels to make a comeback?

Dual wheels to make a comeback?

Dual wheels were, at one time, all the rage with tillage farmers, as the appreciation grew that the increasing weight...

April 29, 2022

BYDV hits Co. Down barley crop

BYDV hits Co. Down barley crop

A Co. Down cereal grower has confirmed that Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus (BYDV) has caused problems within his 2021/22 winter...

April 29, 2022

High-fibre white bread could soon become a reality

High-fibre white bread could soon become a reality

A new project, involving a number of UK research centres, is to work towards the development of high-fibre white bread....

April 26, 2022

In-field sap testing recommended for high value crops

In-field sap testing recommended for high value crops

The in-field sap testing of high value crops, such as potatoes and beet, is now being recommended by agronomists as...

April 23, 2022

Dietary benefits of potatoes to be showcased at World Potato Congress

Dietary benefits of potatoes to be showcased at World Potato Congress

The upcoming World Potato Congress (WPC) in Dublin will be an opportunity to showcase the true nutritional value of the...

April 15, 2022

Hundreds expected to attend World Potato Congress

Hundreds expected to attend World Potato Congress

It is anticipated that up to 800 delegates from around the world will attend the 2022 World Potato Congress (WPC),...

April 15, 2022