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Details of the new Tillage Incentive scheme

Teagasc tillage specialists, Ciarán Collins and Shay Phelan, joined Michael Hennessy on this week’s podcast to discuss the new Tillage Incentive Scheme and what’s in it for tillage farmers

The specialists also discussed areas to watch out for when ploughing grassland for tillage crops this year.

Shay pointed out that the scheme isn’t attractive to specialised tillage farmers on their own ground (because it is in tillage already) but there are opportunities for tillage farmers to work with grassland farmers to produce crops.  

Ciarán pointed to the critical areas to consider before ploughing grassland saying,
“Soil pH and P&K levels should be at a reasonable level before ploughing grassland in order to produce high yielding tillage crops.”

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