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Growing Grain in Ireland

By Pat Ryan Grain growing in Ireland creates the lowest carbon footprint of any agricultural enterprise, there is an official target of 400,000ha of tillage increasing from our current area of 335,000ha, yet the sector is struggling.Competition from dairy farming caused by the ripple effect of requirement of more land by the dairy sector due

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Catch Crops

Catch Crops

Catch Crops By Jack Doherty The success of Catch or Cover crops is mainly based off the sowing date and establishment rate. Drilling the catch crop as soon after harvest as possible will give the crop its very best chance. The benefit of sowing cover crops can be seen at many angles: · Improving soil

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Tillage

Tillage

Tillage by Brian Daly February is the last month of winter in terms of the calendar year. For tillage and other agricultural sectors it’s seen a key planning month for the season ahead. Being prepared and being ready to go when conditions allow can prove vital in a month with proves to be extremely changing

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November Tillage

November Tillage

November Tillage 2022 The vast majority of sowing has been completed even though the month of October was a difficult one due to the high volume of rain fail. Farmers were quick to act to ensure that any opportunity was taken to sow their winter crops! Wheat is probably the exception and will continue to

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