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Improving N use efficiency on tillage farms
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Don Somers (tillage farmer), John Pettit and Mark Plunkett (Teagasc, Johnstown Castle) outline how tillage farmers can improve their nitrogen use efficiency.
7 December 2022 Footprint Farmers
Tillage soils show impressively high carbon levels
Any remaining tillage fields were sampled for soil carbon after harvest and the results are back.
23 November 2022 Soils
The importance of nutrient recycling
The nutrients we apply on farms for plant production cycle through the whole food system and surplus nutrients from animals and humans need to be recycled for food production.
Examining what cover crops to use to tackle different issues
Cover crops have multiple benefits from protecting soil and water quality to increasing soil organic matter and improving soil health.
23 November 2022 Soils
Watch: Väderstad grows 25% in 12 months despite challenges in key markets
Peter Thomas Keaveney travelled to Germany to check out the latest innovations from Vaderstad, which included new cultivation and seeding equipment.
26 October 2022 Farm machinery
Declining soil fertility levels in 2021
We look at the different steps farmers can take to increase the fertility of their soil.
21 October 2022 Soil
New nitrogen inhibitor could make a big difference to tillage
This new product from Corteva could help to reduce nitrate loss to water, contributing to reduced artificial nitrogen use on farms. Siobhán Walsh reports.
19 October 2022 Soils
Top tips for increasing biodiversity on your farm
Autumn is an important time for wildlife as they prepare for the winter, so it is recommended that farmers hold off hedge cutting until later in the season.
30 September 2022 Climate and environment
Check your soil health with the underpants test
The underpants soil test is a simple way of examining the health of your soil. It’s a good idea to try it on a few parts of the farm.
21 September 2022 Footprint Farmers
Lemken introduces new lightweight Juwel plough
Lemken has introduced the new Juwel 6, marking the new entry level into the Juwel range, while replacing the EurOpal and VariOpal 5 and 6 ranges, which have been on the go for the past 25 years.
31 August 2022 Farm machinery
Carbon initiatives can help you even more than the environment
As we move into a new era of obligatory emission reductions, it is important to realise that increased carbon accumulation in the soil can be worth even more to crop profitability.
3 August 2022 Climate and environment
Protecting water quality on tillage farms
Eimear Connery and Ciara Donovan spoke to the Irish Farmers Journal about why water quality is so important and what tillage farmers can do to improve it.
24 July 2022 Soils