Farm Programmes
Big improvements in soil pH in Ballycrenode
Ellen Durkin
The soil sample results of the Footprint Farms are back, and there was good improvements in soil pH on Barry Powell’s farm in North Tipperary.
28 March 2023 Footprint Farmers
Big improvements in pH across Footprint Farms
The soil test results are back and, so far, show a steady increase in pH across the farms.
22 March 2023 Footprint Farmers
Full steam ahead on the Footprint Farms this spring
From calving to lambing, to slurry testing and producing sporthorses, it's a busy time for the Footprint Farmers.
Two seasons in a week in Co Louth
Field work has stalled on Footprint Farmer Gareth Culligan's farm due to the bad weather.
21 March 2023 Footprint Farmers
Preparing for spring planting in Co Waterford
Footprint Farmer Pádraig Connery is just waiting on soil temperatures to warm up before he starts planting his spring barley.
15 March 2023 Footprint Farmers
20% yield increase in spring barley in Waterford
Footprint Farmer Pádraig Connery puts the increase in yields down to a number of management factors.
14 March 2023 Footprint Farmers
Cutting costs with conservation tillage in Castlebellingham
It cost Footprint Farmer Gareth Culligan €535/ac to sow his winter wheat last year, in contrast to the Teagasc estimate of €765. Ellen Durkin reports.
8 March 2023 Footprint Farmers
In photos: saving on labour and machinery with conservation tillage
Footprint Farmer Gareth Culligan from Co Louth switched to min till in 2001, and since then his journey has evolved to running a conservation tillage system spanning 600 acres.
7 March 2023 Footprint Farmers
Converting to organic farming in Clarina
There have been a few changes on Kenneth Reid’s farm in Clarina, Co Limerick, since the Irish Farmers Journal visited at the end of last year.
1 March 2023 Footprint Farmers
Biodiversity scoring shows varying results across Footprint Farms
Ecologist Laura Hynes has been busy biodiversity scoring the Footprint Farms over the past couple of months.
28 February 2023 Footprint Farmers
Counting carbon and pollution with drones
In December, two of the Footprint Farms were surveyed by LiDAR as part of the Signpost Programme. The rest will be surveyed before the end of the year. Ellen Durkin reports.
22 February 2023 Footprint Farmers
Can drones improve sustainability on Irish farms?
LiDAR and multi-spectral imaging with a drone was carried out on the Footprint Farms over the past few months as part of the Teagasc Signpost programme.
21 February 2023 Footprint Farmers