Early harvest could mean farmers miss lucrative oat contracts


An early harvest and high prices for other crops could lead farmers to overlook potentially lucrative oat contracts for next year. This is the warning from prominent arable farmer Robert Law, who says oats, as a traditionally late-sown crop, are in danger of being passed by, even though there are contracts on offer that match…

Good yields and spring barley quailty bode well for Philip Reck


Harvest in south-east Ireland got off to a slow start after a relatively cool and damp July slowed the grain-filling period. Rainfall allowed crops to continue growing and with no nitrogen lost during the spring it was still available once the rain fell, keeping the crops green and delaying harvest. The barley will now be…

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