Don’t delay too long on purchasing fertiliser
Darren Carty
Reports indicate many farmers are understandably holding off from purchasing fertiliser, but it is important not to delay too long and compromise spring grass supplies.
22 February 2023 Fertilizers
Getting the spreading rate right this spring
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the steps involved in setting up a fertiliser spreader and deciding what rate to spread.
22 February 2023 Grass & feeding
Fertiliser for beef farms: hold off or buy?
Adam Woods takes a look at fertiliser prices, fertiliser planning on beef farms and whether to buy or sell at current prices.
Don't let P and K indices fall
When phosphorus and potassium levels fall it becomes difficult to build them back up again.
22 February 2023 Fertilizers
Considering the shelf life of protected urea
Shelf-life can vary between different protected urea products depending on mixtures, formulations and methods of application.
22 February 2023 Fertilizers
Farmers holding their breath on prices
Aidan Brennan says a stand-off is emerging between merchants and farmers over the price of fertiliser and takes a look at what's inside this week's focus on fertiliser.
22 February 2023 Fertilizers
Six top tips for buying a used fertiliser spreader
Gary Abbott outline six top tips' that farmers should consider when purchasing a used fertiliser spreader.
8 February 2023 Farm machinery
Getting the fertiliser spreader into shape
Teagasc Farm Machinery Specialist Francis Quigley takes us through the importance of getting the fertiliser spreader correctly set up for the upcoming season.
8 February 2023 Farm machinery
Watch: Sulky building 6,000 machines each year in modern French factory
While traveling through France, Peter Thomas Keaveney and Gary Abbott visited the Sulky factory, a very modern assembly plant, building up to 6,000 machines yearly.
8 February 2023 Farm machinery
Best approach to using urea in 2023
Gavin McGowan, Target Fertilizers, and Mark Plunkett, Teagasc, outline how farmers can make the most from urea-based nitrogen fertilisers in 2023.
1 February 2023 Fertilizers
How will the national fertiliser database work?
Bernard Harris and Finbarr O’Regan from the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine outline how the new fertiliser database will operate.
1 February 2023 Fertilizers
The importance of sulphur on grassland
Claire Aspel, formerly of Teagasc Johnstown Castle and now with Grassland Agro, explains the importance of sulphur for nitrogen use efficiency in grassland.
1 February 2023 Fertilizers