Understanding N and P losses and how to avoid them
Niamh Murphy
The new EPA map shows the status of all waterbodies in the country and identifies areas of concern.
12 June 2024 News
Grass growth back 11% and falling
Average grass growth rates are back by 0.6t DM/ha compared to the five-year average according to PastureBase data.
Red clover sward driving yields on Tyrone farm
A ZeroNsile project managed by AgriSearch aims to explore the potential to grow grass silage swards without N fertiliser.
Grass+ dairy: growth rates feeling the pinch
Thomas Condon highlights how cooler weather conditions have caused growth rates to dip below that of demand on a lot of farms around the country, and what to do in this scenario.
12 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Almost 50% cut to profit if derogation is lost
Thomas Condon reports from the Dairygold farm walk on the Goggin farm in Cork where water quality and the impact of the derogation was the centre of attention.
12 June 2024 Grass & feeding
Yara opens hydrogen plant to make low-carbon fertilisers
Yara has 'already delivered' the first tonnes of fertilisers made from green ammonia produced at the new hydrogen plant.
12 June 2024 News
No significant change to water quality in 2023 – EPA
Levels of nitrogen and phosphorus in waterways has not changed, according to the 2023 EPA water quality report.
11 June 2024 News
Strategy supports 'emission-intensive' milk and meat production – An Taisce
The strategy will increase the viability of 'emissions-intensive' milk and meat production and needs to be evidence-led and society-centred, instead of 'agri-led' and 'farmer-centric' stated An Taisce
10 June 2024 News
Live demonstration of ‘revolutionary’ new soil station at Cereals Show
The technology is being used across Europe and accurately measures nutrient movement through the soil to help growers make better decisions about when to apply fertiliser to optimise nutrient uptake.
10 June 2024 News
Dairy management: second-cut silage and managing cash
Aidan Brennan looks at how much fertiliser is required for making second-cut silage
5 June 2024 Management
Fertiliser window for grazing and silage aftermath
With plenty of rain showers this week, there will be opportunities to get fertiliser on grazing swards and slurry on silage aftermath.
4 June 2024 Management
Price cuts of £20/t for nitrogen fertiliser
There has been marked cuts to fertiliser prices in NI with cuts of £20/t applied to CAN.
29 May 2024 Northern Ireland