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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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