Make the most of your farm by improving and monitoring soil health and fertility

A healthy soil is a disease-suppressive soil - Teagasc
Ellen Durkin
Some key ways in which farmers can improve their soil productivity were outlined at the Farming for Soil Health event at Johnstown Castle.
29 March 2023 Footprint Farmers
Big improvements in soil pH in Ballycrenode
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.
10 March 2023 Soil
Saving money through sustaining soil fertility
With no reduction in fertiliser costs on the horizon, it is important to know how to maximise soil fertility to maintain farm profitability.
Cut costs with careful slurry application
Organic fertilisers have also increased in value, with 1,000 gallons of slurry worth approximately €50 at the moment.
24 February 2023 Soil
Promoting peat landscapes to the next generation
In conversation with Sarah McIntosh, Paddy Malone from FarmPEAT outlines the importance of educating students on peat landscapes in Ireland.
22 February 2023 Soil
Slurry sampling on the Footprint farms
Slurry samples are currently being taken on the Footprint farms across the country.
14 February 2023 Footprint Farmers
Spring in the step of Footprint Farmers
There was a spring in the step of the Footprint Farmers we caught up with them this week. Ellen Durkin reports.
8 February 2023 Footprint Farmers
Watch: Footprint Farmers - The power of nutrient management planning
Careful planning has allowed Martin Crowe to save €15,000 on fertiliser.
27 January 2023 Soil
Optimum soil fertility key to improving farm N efficiency
Giulia Bondi and Mark Plunkett from Teagasc report on how soil fertility is key to improving nitrogen use efficiency.
28 December 2022 Signpost Programme
Sheep’s wool manure reaching 10.6% nitrogen
While sheep’s wool is now a low-value product for farmers, Peter McGlynn of Larkfield Pellet Products thinks he has found a way to increase the value of the product.
16 December 2022 Soil
‘Take the pedal off the metal’ – the importance of social sustainability
The Footprint Farmers training day highlighted the three pillars of sustainability, with a focus on the importance of social sustainability.
14 December 2022 Footprint Farmers
Lime essential as percentage of soils at optimum fertility decline
The number of soils at optimum soil fertility has declined. The trend could continue if fertiliser prices stay high.
11 December 2022 Soil