Slurry spreading ban begins on Saturday
Amy Forde
“To reduce the risk of the loss of nutrients to water, this is one week earlier than previous years,” the Department of Agriculture has said.
30 September 2022 News
Cross-border trade ‘black hole’ in fertiliser register plans
The Irish Co-operative Organisation Society and Teagasc shared their views on the Department of Agriculture’s planned fertiliser register with TDs and senators.
28 September 2022 Management
Farmers being paid to remove nitrogen from water
As part of his Nuffield scholarship, Laois dairy farmer Bruce Thompson visited farms in the UK and US that are extracting nitrates from water and getting paid to do so.
Autumn is a crucial time for water quality
The coming months are an important time for water quality. Risks are high for nutrient loss when land is wet and rainfall is more frequent.
28 September 2022 Climate and environment
Make use of slurry spreading windows before closed period
The deadline for spreading slurry is fast approaching, so farmers should take all opportunities to empty storage tanks before then.
27 September 2022 Management
Dairy Management: bloat, fertiliser and managing nitrate bands
With lots of lush grass high in clover content now is a high risk time for bloat.
21 September 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: cow prices holding up and ploughing returns
It was great to get out to meet everyone at the ploughing again this year, after a three-year break.
21 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Fertiliser gets another price hike
There have been further prices increases on chemical fertiliser this week with CAN up £20/t.
21 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Dempsey at Large: drop in European grain harvest
Stark messages from the United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres.
21 September 2022 Viewpoints
Three-quarters of farmers cut fertiliser usage
Beef and sheep farmers cut fertiliser usage by more than their dairy and tillage farming counterparts in 2022.
21 September 2022 News
Autumn liming to drive spring grass growth
It can take four to six months from spreading ground limestone to correct soil pH, so an autumn lime application is best to drive grass growth next spring.
20 September 2022 Management
Keep the drills parked for another while
The weather is good at present, but it is early to begin planting winter cereals. Grass weeds, disease and pests can all cause problems in early sown crops.
18 September 2022 News