Sweeping water quality inspections for Laois farmers
Barry Murphy
Farmers in the River Douglas catchment area in Co Laois are being inspected due to the EPA’s concerns over the water quality of the river.
30 November 2022 Husbandry
Tillage Management: forecast dry spell may help get field work done
Possible drier weather could improve ground conditions to enable essential field work be done in the coming week or so.
30 November 2022 Grass & feeding
Key lessons from clover farms
Teagasc experts Mike Egan, Michael O'Donovan and Caitlin Looney take a look at some of the lessons from the Clover 150 programme.
The importance of nutrient recycling
The nutrients we apply on farms for plant production cycle through the whole food system and surplus nutrients from animals and humans need to be recycled for food production.
23 November 2022 Soils
38% reduction in nitrogen on Laois farm
Aidan Brennan reports from the Barber farm in Laois, where lots of clover is helping to facilitate a reduction in chemical nitrogen.
26 October 2022 Grass & feeding
Declining soil fertility levels in 2021
We look at the different steps farmers can take to increase the fertility of their soil.
21 October 2022 Soil
EasyFix Slurry Technology cutting methane emissions by 50%
The technology also results in a reduced carbon footprint and savings on artificial fertilisers.
23 September 2022 Climate and environment
The 12 steps to sustainability: are they achievable?
Aidan Brennan reviews the Teagasc 12 step plan to reduce emissions from dairy farms.
10 August 2022 Management
To bale or chop - nutrient value has more than doubled
Decisions around straw need to take account of the high replacement cost of the nutrients that are exported when straw is removed.
20 July 2022 Soils
Tillage Management: start of harvest is not a pleasant tale
The first week and a half of winter barley harvesting has been generally disappointing given the effort and investment involved .
13 July 2022 Husbandry
How and when to sow forage crops
Forage crops should be relatively low-input, so try to keep costs down when sowing. You may have enough machinery to do it yourself.
6 July 2022 Fodder
How does grass grow?
Ireland is often referred to as the Emerald Isle, or it’s said to have 40 shades of green. Professor Tommy Boland gives us the science behind why that is.
15 June 2022 Grass & feeding