Signpost Tillage farmer: Tom Tierney
Tom Tierney is a tillage farmer in Prosperous in County Kildare. Tom uses a no-till establishment system in conjunction with cover crops to improve soil health. He is a participant in GLAS and in the Kildare Pollinator project to try to reduce his impact on the environment and improve biodiversity
The farm participates in GLAS using the options; cover cropping, minimum tillage and wild bird cover. His main enterprises are winter and spring cereals, winter oilseed rape, spring beans, wild bird cover and forestry.
This farm business has been practicing direct drilling for a number of years. A diverse crop rotation is used to counter-act the challenges of the weather, grass weeds and the diversity of soils ranging from heavy clay to peat. Local Advisor is Ivan Whitten.
In the video below Tom discusses his farming system with Ivan Whitten, Teagasc advisor
Find out more about the Signpost Tillage Farmers here