Climate and environment
Nurturing nature on-farm: bats, birds and bees
Ellen Durkin
Here are some ways that can farmers can help nature on their farms this month.
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.
22 March 2023 News
Young Stock Podcast: Herding at home and multispecies swards research
This week Ellen Durkin chats to Rachel Connolly, a PhD student from Co Donegal.
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
Getting soil pH right can result in the release of 80kg N/ha - Teagasc
Teagasc experts discussed the different ways farmers can cut their artificial fertiliser prices this year at the Farming for Soil Health event at Johnstown Castle.
20 March 2023 News
Helping bees on your farm this spring
Choosing to spray tillage crops with insecticides in early morning and late evening is beneficial, as this is when honeybees are less active.
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
'Law is against sheep farmers when it comes to dog attacks'
There are 155,209 breeding ewes in Wicklow with 233,000 lambs born every year, making the county the fifth-largest in Ireland in terms of sheep numbers.
15 March 2023 News
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
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.
10 March 2023 Soil
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