Farm Programmes
Footprint Farms: focus on premium crops in Waterford
Ellen Durkin
Premium crops on Pádraig Connery’s farm have earned him well in excess of €100/ac.
Agriculture is the most significant pressure on Irish water quality
The key issue is eutrophication, which is driven by excess phosphorous in freshwater and excess nitrogen in estuarine and marine waters.
1 February 2023 Footprint Farmers
15% cut in N use on Tullamore Farm last year
Calving had just began when the Irish Farmers Journal team visited Tullamore Farm last week. Ellen Durkin reports.
Calls for dog owners to be more responsible around lambing season
IFA Wexford sheep chair Pat Murray has said new laws regarding steeper fines need to be implemented quickly.
1 February 2023 Letters
Gearing up for springtime on Tullamore Farm
Different measures have been implemented on farm to ensure the busy period runs as smoothly as possible on the farm.
31 January 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
The power of planning - cutting costs in Carrigmore
Footprint Farmer Martin Crowe is using clover and multispecies swards to offset his chemical N usage this year.
25 January 2023 Footprint Farmers
Dingle farmers celebrating sustainability
West Kerry farmers gathered to mark the end of a year-long sustainability project ‘Corca Dhuibhne Inbhuanaithe – A Creative Imagining’.
20 January 2023 Diversification
Forage rape working well for sheep on Tullamore Farm this winter
The ewe lambs and hogget ewes on the farm have been grazing the crop since 10 December.
18 January 2023 Footprint Farmers
Key environmental benefits of ACRES
The main objective of the scheme is to address the issue of biodiversity decline, while delivering income support for up to 50,000 farm families in Ireland.
Changes needed on Tullamore Farm to meet biodiversity target
Tullamore Farm was recently scored as part of the BRIDE Project, and the final report has now been compiled.
11 January 2023 Footprint Farmers
Watch: biodiversity scoring carried out on Tullamore Farm
The biodiversity scoring was carried out by Laura Hynes, ecologist with the BRIDE Project.