GrassVESS stands for grassland visual evaluation of soil structure
Giulia Bondi is a Teagasc researcher based at Johnstown Castle and here she demonstrates how to carry out a GrassVESS. The flowchart used in the evaluation is available from the Teagasc website. Before she began, Giulia explained that the soil is drier than it normally is as the sample was taken the previous day and the knife being used is too small.
A new live weather page has been launched on the Irish Farmers Journal website. Over the past three months, 24 weather stations were installed on each of the 12 farms participating in our From the Tramlines programme.
Two stations were placed on each farm and record rainfall, temperature, humidity, wind speed, gusts and wind direction.
Live data from each station is beamed directly to our website for readers to view, but they will also be able to access historical data ranging from one hour ago to one month.
Watch as From the Tramline farmer Ronan Snow plants potatoes in the foot of Dublin Airport.
After a broken few weeks, potato planting is once again in full swing across the country.
Stephen Robb visits Anthony Battersby of Rices Hill Farm who is half way through planting.
Watch as From the Tramline farmer Simon Best drills spring cereals with his new 4m Horsch Express KR drill in Co Down.
Stephen Robb visits Kildare farmer Bart Martins who recently made the switch to GPS fertiliser spreading with the help of TAMS
Stephen Rob visits Tramline farmer Mark McCurdy who is busy preparing ground for spring cereals on the Antrim coast.
Stephen Robb visits Kilkenny Tramline farmer James O'Reilly to see the country’s first Yara LS 2 nitrogen sensor working.
Stephen Robb visits Kildare Tramline farmer Andrew Bergin who was sowing the last of his spring barley in great conditions.
Stephen Robb carries out a demonstration to show the effects that hard water can have on the efficacy of pesticides.