Tillage

Promising start to barley harvest in the UK

Promising start to barley harvest in the UK

The first set of harvest results from the Agricultural & Horticultural Development Board (AHDB) recommended list winter barley trials is...

August 3, 2015

Deutz-Fahr unveils C6000 series combine

Deutz-Fahr unveils C6000 series combine

Following the success of the C9000 and C7000 series combines in previous years, Deutz-Fahr will launch the new C6000 series....

August 1, 2015

Winter barley growers advised to act now to halt the progress of Sterile Brome

Winter barley growers advised to act now to halt the progress of Sterile Brome

Sterile Brome grass has the potential to have a detrimental effect on the growing of winter barley in Ireland, according...

July 10, 2015

British arable area declines by 2%

British arable area declines by 2%

The latest planting and variety survey, from AHDB Cereals & Oilseeds, suggests a decline in the total cereal and oilseed...

July 7, 2015

GM wheat trials in the UK ‘disappointing’

GM wheat trials in the UK ‘disappointing’

The results of genetically modified (GM) wheat trials carried out by Rothamsted Research in the UK confirm that the cultivars...

June 29, 2015

Why spring beans are key on rugby star Rory Best’s 1,200-acre farm

Why spring beans are key on rugby star Rory Best’s 1,200-acre farm

Spring beans work tremendously well as a break within a tillage rotation, according to Irish rugby star Rory Best. The...

June 26, 2015

Monsanto reports ‘strong’ results, says Syngenta takeover still on

Monsanto reports ‘strong’ results, says Syngenta takeover still on

Monsanto reports that it had a strong third quarter, with net sales, gross profit and earnings per share all up compared...

June 25, 2015

Growers receiving €750/t for new season potatoes

Growers receiving €750/t for new season potatoes

New season growers are receiving €750/t for potatoes this week, according to TJ O’Shea of the Co. Kilkenny packing operation...

June 19, 2015

‘There will be no short cuts on winter wheat this year’

‘There will be no short cuts on winter wheat this year’

Winter wheat crops are approaching their flag leaf spray, David Leahy Agronomist with Glanbia says. This year programmes have been...

June 1, 2015

Report says GM crops benefit smaller farms most around the world

Report says GM crops benefit smaller farms most around the world

Smallholder tillage farmers in developing countries are among the biggest beneficiaries of agricultural biotechnology, according to a report released this...

May 24, 2015

Farming opportunities abound in western Poland

Farming opportunities abound in western Poland

There are tremendous prospects for young people from Ireland to establish attractive share farming opportunities in western Poland, according to...

May 22, 2015

‘Tillage farmers can look forward to a positive grain yield this year’

‘Tillage farmers can look forward to a positive grain yield this year’

Good weather conditions in Ireland and the UK for the development of winter tillage crops and sowing of spring crops...

May 4, 2015

New insect repellent odour could help crop protection pesticides

New insect repellent odour could help crop protection pesticides

Scientists at Rothamsted Research have created new insect repellent odours that could help with crop protection pesticides. Together with Cardiff...

May 3, 2015

‘Winter barley crops need a growth regulator now’

‘Winter barley crops need a growth regulator now’

Winter barley crops should be sprayed with a growth regulator over the coming days to ensure they remain standing through...

April 12, 2015

UK’s winter-drilled crops in good condition

UK’s winter-drilled crops in good condition

The latest crops report from the UK’s Agricultural Development and Advisory Service (ADAS) reveals that winter-drilled crops were in good...

April 10, 2015

New disease early warning systems to be developed for crops

New disease early warning systems to be developed for crops

Scientists at Rothamsted Research in the UK are to begin work on two projects, both of which will focus on...

April 8, 2015

European tillage farmers are buying less machinery (But still spending billions)

European tillage farmers are buying less machinery (But still spending billions)

In line with the overall trend observed for agricultural machinery in Europe, sales of soil working, sowing, fertilising and plant...

March 21, 2015

Why all the fuss over greening?

Why all the fuss over greening?

The last fortnight has seen a very strong media focus on the potential impact of greening on Irish agriculture. And,...

March 16, 2015