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The benefit of liming Irish soil is well known and was one of the earliest soil management practices that farmers adopted to improve the productivity of soils. It is no different today, as managing ...

Grass and clover in combination within a mixture produce scientifically proven yield benefits versus the same varieties sown individually. White clover has been selected to withstand being grazed or ...

Why OSR ? This year’s tillage harvest is well underway and many farmers have found huge variations in yield with one of the main differences being continuous versus first year cereal . In ...

The inclusion of red clover in grazing or cutting leys is a step towards improving whole farm feed efficiency in ruminant production systems. Clover plants are high in protein and therefore can ...

Drummonds have always been renowned as leading purveyors of top performing grass seeds In order to maintain our independence and ensure that our customers always have a choice, we supply a wide ...

Wildflowers provide a green space for fauna and flora whilst also being visually pleasing. A wildflower meadow is an area of permanent grass where wildflowers grow – usually on poorer soils or ...

All tillage farmers welcomed the rain last weekend, however the Midlands, East and North East (NE) of the country received only 10-20mm, depending on location. This rain made a visible difference in ...

The Hybrid Ryegrass & Red Clover mixture from Drummonds There has been a lot of focus on protein use on farms in recent times, both in terms of feed product origins and the efficiency of ...

Multi species swards continue to be a hot topic amongst dairy, beef and sheep producers but what is a multi species sward?? The definition of multi-species, is a mixture made up of of two or more ...

Over the next couple of weeks, weeds in pasture are set to flourish. Docks, Thistles and Nettles are often the main contenders to deal with. Now is an ideal time to spray these weeds while growth ...

In sharp contrast to winter cereal planting from 2019 a large area of ground has been sown so far this year, Tillage farmers across the country are taking every opportunity to get winter cereals into ...

With the harvest commencing around the country, a substantial proportion of the winter barley crop has been cut, with the remaining crops to be harvested shortly. Farmers will be turning their ...

Protective Silage Covers / Nets Poorly preserved silage could lose up to 5% units of DMD and have low intake characteristics. Many farmers are moving away from covering pits with tyres and/or ...

  After what turned out to be a difficult harvest, harvest 2020 is almost complete with the exception of the remaining bean crop still to be harvested. Farmer’s attention will now turn to ...

E and F Linehan farm within only a few miles of Cork city centre. Based near Glanmire, the family milk a herd of Holstein Friesian cows on a liquid milk contract. Producing high quality forage for ...

One of the single biggest factors in determining silage quality is cutting date. In general, Dry Matter Digestibility (DMD) will drop 10 units from the 1st of May to the 5th of June. The type of ...

Improved weather conditions in recent days were gladly welcomed by tillage farmers around the country. Storm Francis and Storm Ellen brought a lot of heavy rain and wind which has wreaked havoc on ...

A ‘cover crop’ or ‘catch crop’ is grown primarily for the purpose of ‘protecting or improving’ between periods of regular crop production. Research and use at farm level have shown that ...

The dry weather over the last 5-6 weeks has resulted in many farmers taking advantage of the ideal conditions to carry out some reseeding. The recent rainfall will now help drive on these reseeds ...
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