Tillage

A conservative EU sugar beet production level estimated in the last quota year

A conservative EU sugar beet production level estimated in the last quota year

In 2016/2017, EU sugar beet production is estimated 5% above last year, at 107 million tonnes, according to latest data from...

July 31, 2016

‘Member States can use part of €350m aid package in sectors other than dairy’

‘Member States can use part of €350m aid package in sectors other than dairy’

EU Member States will be able to use part of the €350m conditional adjustment aid allocated under the recent EU...

July 19, 2016

Farm building scheme for tillage farmers expected in the next few weeks

Farm building scheme for tillage farmers expected in the next few weeks

The Department of Agriculture has confirmed that a new TAMS II tillage scheme will be launched in the coming weeks....

June 15, 2016

New Zealand grain prices fall on the back of dairy price downturn

New Zealand grain prices fall on the back of dairy price downturn

New Zealand grain prices have fallen on the back of the dairy downturn, Guy Wigley, Chairman of Federated Farmers Arable...

June 2, 2016

Member States have a month to decide on a stance on glyphosate

Member States have a month to decide on a stance on glyphosate

With one month to go until the June 30 deadline for a decision on re-authorising glyphosate, discussions are still on-going...

May 30, 2016

Good yield outlook for EU cereals despite April weather conditions

Good yield outlook for EU cereals despite April weather conditions

The current prospects for EU-28 yields are above the five-year average with the latest forecast from MARS, the EU Crop Monitoring...

May 25, 2016

Is Bayer preparing to buy Monsanto?

Is Bayer preparing to buy Monsanto?

German multinational chemical and pharmaceutical company Bayer may buy US-agribusiness giant Monsanto for more than $40 billion, according to the...

May 13, 2016

Commission set to propose a nine year EU licence for glyphosate

Commission set to propose a nine year EU licence for glyphosate

Reports in Brussels suggest the European Commission will propose that the commonly used herbicide glyphosate be re-approved for nine years. It...

May 11, 2016

5 key points on fertiliser application for spring crops

5 key points on fertiliser application for spring crops

There has been a small area drilled with spring barley so far, Teagasc has reported in its spring crops update. However,...

April 8, 2016

Winter barley production increases on 2014 levels – CSO

Winter barley production increases on 2014 levels – CSO

Winter barley production in Ireland continues to grow, with the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) showing that...

March 22, 2016

Winter crops strongly advanced in most of Europe due to the mild winter

Winter crops strongly advanced in most of Europe due to the mild winter

Winter crops are generally in good shape and well developed in the EU due to the mild winter conditions, according...

March 22, 2016

Low cereal prices drive Europe’s protein crop area to expand by 38%

Low cereal prices drive Europe’s protein crop area to expand by 38%

Europe’s protein crop area expanded by 38% in comparison with 2014/2015, figures from the European Commission’s Short-Term Outlook shows. It...

March 18, 2016

English winter crop area lowest in three years

English winter crop area lowest in three years

The AHDB Winter Planting Survey was released last week, showing total cereals and oilseed rape planted in England as of...

March 13, 2016

Here’s how much Nitrogen to put on winter crops this March

Here’s how much Nitrogen to put on winter crops this March

Once field conditions allow, crops that survived winter will need their first N application to breathe life back into them, Leigh...

March 2, 2016

European crops still at risk from frost

European crops still at risk from frost

In many parts of Europe and particularly key arable regions the annual hardening to winter crops has not occurred. Hardening...

February 24, 2016

Rainfall levels 250% the norm in parts as farmers battle waterlogged ground

Rainfall levels 250% the norm in parts as farmers battle waterlogged ground

Between waterlogged ground and exceptionally strong winter growth, the weather this winter has been nothing short of a disaster for...

February 11, 2016

EU cereal plantings up, but prices remain at ‘rock bottom’

EU cereal plantings up, but prices remain at ‘rock bottom’

New figures show good EU cereal plantings, due to good weather conditions but grain prices are predicted to remain low....

February 9, 2016

Video: Sowing corn with four restored Ford tractors

Video: Sowing corn with four restored Ford tractors

Before winter arrived, the Kanes in Barnhill, Castledermot, Co. Kildare were busy into the night sowing corn. This great footage...

January 5, 2016