Farmer Writes: is soil sampling good news or bad?
James Strain
James Strains is skeptical about the results he received from the Department's soil sampling programme. However, he is a big advocate for the new liming scheme.
22 March 2023 Schemes
Keen interest in National Liming Programme
With a potential payment of €16/t of lime approved, it is not surprising that there is strong interest in the recently launched programme.
22 March 2023 Viewpoints
Lime subsidy makes sense for soil fertility
Efficient nitrogen use starts with correcting soil pH.
Step-by-step: how to apply for the new national liming programme
All applications must be submitted online through the Department of Agriculture’s portal, either by a farmer themselves or an agent approved to act on their behalf.
17 March 2023 Schemes
New liming programme: farmer questions answered
The new liming scheme will pay farmers €16/t to offset the cost of buying and spreading lime.
17 March 2023 News
Sheep Management: weather challenges, marketing hoggets and liming
The recent deterioration in weather is hitting at the worst possible time for farmers in peak lambing activity.
15 March 2023 Management
New €16/t liming scheme opens for farmers
Minister McConalogue has launched the €8m National Liming Programme, which will pay farmers to spread lime.
15 March 2023 News
Keeping on top of hygiene in calving pens
As spring calving activity ramps up, keeping on top of hygiene in pens is important.
14 March 2023 Management
Blimey, have some lime-y
Farmers are to receive a St Patrick’s day gift - a lime subsidy. And this has nothing to do with tins of Lilt.
8 March 2023 Dealer
Placing lime to the point with Spreadpoint
Spreading in excess of 23,000t of lime annually, Joseph Walls Ltd purchased two Spreadpoint SP-600 spreaders fitted with 12m auger systems last year, Gary Abbott travelled to Co Down to find out more.
8 March 2023 Contracting
Physical checks important for healthy soils
Improving soil health was the main topic of discussion during the most recent AHDB cereal monitor farm meeting at Limavady.
1 March 2023 Northern Ireland
Sheep Management: interactions between lime, slurry and urea and lambing info
Ground conditions are as good as can be expected in many parts of the country opening up the opportunity to get field work completed.
1 March 2023 Management