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Net loss of €173/ha through use of Supersoil fertiliser - Teagasc
Martin Merrick
A recent organic spring oats trial has shown no improvement in crop yields where Supersoil was used in comparison to a trial plot receiving zero fertiliser.
Straw is valuable…don’t undervalue it
23 August 2023 Soils
Straw is valuable…don’t undervalue it
Make sure that you are putting a proper value on your straw this harvest. If its seen as a hassle the chopper should be turned on.
Tips to keep the wheels turning this harvest
9 August 2023 Farm machinery
Tips to keep the wheels turning this harvest
Prolonged rain over the past month has led to soft ground conditions and trafficability issues in many parts of the country. Gary Abbott looks at ways to help alleviate the challenges associated.
Straw incorporation: some top tips
Straw incorporation is relatively new for many farmers. Here is some advice from Neil Fuller who attended the recent Seedtech open day.
9 August 2023 Soils
What you need to know if planting catch crops under ACRES
Here is an outline of the requirement for catch crops when planting these crops under the ACRES scheme.
19 July 2023 Soils
A reminder of the stubble cultivation rules for 2023
Tillage farmers are required to cultivate stubbles after harvest to create a green cover and take up nitrates from the soil.
31 May 2023 Nitrates
Austrian-built disc coulter drill works wonders for midlands grower
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with Offaly beef and tillage farmer James Dermody to find out how his Pöttinger one-pass double disc coulter drill has performed since he took delivery two years ago.
3 May 2023 Farm machinery
Less than a week left to apply for national liming programme
The closing date of 20 April is approaching fast, with applications required to be submitted through the Department’s agfood.ie online portal.
15 April 2023 Management
The switch to urea on tillage farms
As fertiliser prices remain high, tillage farmers may find value in urea this season. However, this comes with some caution.
1 March 2023 Soils