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Tillage

In this section you will find up to date articles on Tillage farming news and best practices. We would also welcome your feedback, suggestions and ideas about how we may improve or further develop this section.

Tillage

John Murphy – Dairygold Malting Barley Grower Finalist No.4

John Murphy of Garryroe Ardfinnan Co. Tipperary is the regional finalist in the Dairygold Malt Competition for the Tipperary region. John is farming with his wife Breda in the Ardfinnan…

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John Jones – Dairygold Malting Barley Grower Finalist No.3

Tillage farmer John Jones of Churchtown, is the winning grower in Mid/North Cork area this year where he farms with his wife Mary. Situated in the Golden Vale, the Jones’…

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Gordon & John Bryan – Dairygold Malting Barley Grower Finalist No.2

Farming around the greater Carrigaline / Crosshaven area is father and son team, Gordon and John Bryan who are the regional finalists from the South Cork area in the Dairygold…

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Declan Kenneally – Malting Barley Grower 2021 Finalist No.1

Declan farms on the eastern side of Killeagh village in east Cork, just north of the new Midleton to Youghal greenway. He has been a tillage and dry stock farmer…

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Castletownroche tillage farmer crowned Dairygold Malting Barley winner

Castletownroche tillage farmer David O’Gorman has been announced the overall winner of this year’s Dairygold Malting Barley competition for 2020. This event was showcased on the Dairygold Agri Website over…

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East Cork Finalist – Robert Batenam

The Dairygold Malting Barley Competition 2020 is held every year to showcase our growers and their business practices, to show how they include the crop in their rotation and maintain…

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North Cork Finalist – David O’Gorman

The Dairygold Malting Barley Competition 2020 is held every year to showcase our growers and their business practices, to show how they include the crop in their rotation and maintain…

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South/Mid Cork Finalist – Martin Quinn

The Dairygold Malting Barley Competition 2020 is held every year to showcase our growers and their business practices, to show how they include the crop in their rotation and maintain…

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Tipperary Finalist – Patrick and Gerard O’Meara

The Dairygold Malting Barley Competition 2020 is held every year to showcase our growers and their business practices, to show how they include the crop in their rotation and maintain…

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Feed Your Soils Correctly for the Best Return on Fertiliser

By Liam Stack, M.Agr.Sc Ruminant Technical Manager Buying fertiliser without getting your soil sampled and a having a fertiliser plan is like ordering feed without knowing what group of animals…

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Why You Should Get Your Soil Tested with Dairygold

The Health of Our Soils By Rósín O’Donnell, B.Agr.Sc, Dairygold Agri Business Graduate 0867938408 As an industry we are striving to grow more grass in a sustainable manor. Grass is…

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Protein Crop Update

By Liam Leahy Dairygold Tillage & Beef Business Manager I.A.S.I.S. Dairygold have being doing some work with some local farmers this year, looking at alternative crops and with special emphasis…

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Crop Rotation and How It Can Benefit Your Farm

What you need to know about Crop Rotation Crop rotation is a simple procedure that involves not planting the same crop in the same soil for two to six years….

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Crop Varieties 2021 – Recommended Lists

By Michael English I.A.S.I.S. Dairygold Agribusiness This is the time of year when farmers select the best varieties to suit each farm. When choosing a seed variety, it is important…

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Paul Farmer Writes, North Cork Tillage Farmer

‘Paul Farmer Writes’ is an anonymous blog from a north Cork tillage farmer. It includes updates of ‘Paul’s’ crops and farm news of the 2020/2021 season, and is published in…

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John Farmer Writes

Harvest 2020 has come to an end for me, the end of what was an ideal growing year in many ways for us farming in the southern part of the…

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A View from the Field – Tillage Update

By Liam Leahy Dairygold Tillage & Beef Business Manager I.A.S.I.S. After a beautiful summer and a dreadful autumn, attention now turns to the coming season. While there isn’t a lot…

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Time for Building Soil Potassium

Potassium (K) has a major role in the efficient use of nitrogen (N) by the grass plant during the growing season. Grass silage crops have the largest demand for N…

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Now that the closed period is over… should I spread?

Our fertiliser world is a changing. We now need to focus more on nitrogen use efficiency, ammonia and nitrous oxide emissions. As part of their marginal abatement curve Teagasc have…

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Why now is the best time to get your soil tested

Louise O’Connor, Agri Technical Graduate As we face into December, most farmers are running through their winter checklist. However, one of the best things you can do during this period…

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The Importance of Autumn Fertiliser

In August soils release their own organic N naturally. On lowly stocked farms (< 170kg organic N/Ha) that have enough winter forage this may provide sufficient N to build grass…

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Kerva for Grain Enhanced Feed

Benefits of Kerva treated grain for feed ✓Treating grain with KERVA produces nutritionally enhanced feed (increased protein content by 30% approx.), reducing the need for additional protein in the diet…

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Guide to Catch Crops

James Bourke B.Agr.Sc has given a breakdown of the most popular catch crops this 2018, Westerwolds and Forage Brassicas. Click Read More to see more information.

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The Importance of Early Season Disease Control in Barley

Controlling Diseases in Your Barley Crops

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