Watch: this week in photos - farmers get on with fieldwork
Photo Desk
Our top farming photos from the past week include farmers planting potatoes, feeding and moving stock, sowing grass seed, applying lime, spreading urea, some mart action and more.
8 May 2024 Letters
18% less nitrogen fertiliser sold in 2023 - CSO
The volume of lime, N, P and K all dropped in 2023 when compared with the previous year.
24 April 2024 Dealer
No smoke without fire - or lime
There's usually no smoke without fire but that was not the case for one lime spreading contractor this week.
Extension to national liming programme a practical move - IFA
Given the challenging weather in recent months, the IFA said the extended date for spreading lime will "alleviate pressure".
13 March 2024 News
Deadline for lime scheme spreading extended
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue has announced a significant extension to the deadline for spreading lime purchased under the national liming programme.
13 March 2024 News
ICMSA seeks three-month extension to liming programme deadline
The ICMSA is looking for the deadline for spreading lime under the national liming programme to be pushed back to June.
12 March 2024 News
Farmers ‘on the cusp’ of achieving 2030 chemical N target – Teagasc scientist
Speaking at the Teagasc Soil Conference this week, Dr Seamus Kearney said it is important to recognise the reductions farmers have already made in chemical nitrogen.
6 March 2024 News
Letter regarding a delayed lime spreading payment
"Money is tight – lime spreading payment delayed" – Name & details with the Editor
28 February 2024 Letters
Taking advantage of spreading lime
Eoin O'Carroll takes a look at the advantages of spreading lime throughout the year, while reminding farmers of the national liming programme deadline.
17 February 2024 Fertilizers
Variable rate fertiliser application, is it viable?
Dermot Forristal from Teagasc Oak Park explains what variable rate application is and examines are Irish farmers losing out without adopting it.
7 February 2024 Farm machinery
Opinion: tá na sicíni ag teacht abhaile
The Department is this year experiencing the frustration and the pressure of clearing a backlog of work with a near-imposssible deadline looming.
31 December 2023 Opinion
Amazone unveils new combi ZG-TX lime and fertiliser spreader
At a press event in Germany, Amazone presented its new trailed ZG-TX spreader, which is designed for combined fertiliser and lime spreading.
6 December 2023 Farm machinery