Growth back 20% in Munster as dry spell continues
Martin Merrick
Soil moisture deficits continue to rise and are set to affect growth even more for the week ahead.
Farmer Writes: a tough challenge to get through the spring
The weather has improved, but it will take time to recover from a damaging spring, writes John Egerton.
Growth rates strong for most drystock farms
For the most part, grass is continuing to grow in excess of demand. Martin Merrick and Shane Dobson report.
Growth rates vary as dry spell continues
The continued lack of rainfall has suited some farms, while others are now seeing growth rates fall rapidly.
31 May 2023 Grass & feeding
Bringing surplus paddocks back into the grazing rotation
Where grazing paddocks have been taken out for silage, outlined is some advice to bring these swards back into the rotation.
30 May 2023 Grass & feeding
Dairy Management: no rain a worry for some
Some farmers are beginning to worry that no rain in the forecast means a moisture deficit-induced grass shortage is on the way, writes Aidan Brennan.
29 May 2023 Management
Focus turns to sward quality and replacing nutrients
Reports from farmers have indicated that swards have started to become stemmy at medium covers.
24 May 2023 Grass & feeding
Five steps to managing swards mid-season
Swards have started to become stemmy out on some farms as the heading date for many perennial rye grass species approaches.
23 May 2023 Grass & feeding
The Grass Week: growth kicks forward another gear
While still behind the 10-year average for the time of year, grass growth rates have pushed on considerably since the start of the month.
20 May 2023 Grass & feeding
Farmer Writes: gearing up for silage season
Ground conditions under the silage crops need every day they can get as well, with some paddocks still very soft.
17 May 2023 Farmer Writes
Pre-grazing yields too high for many
Strong growth is leading to excessively heavy covers being grazed, which will only further expand issues controlling grass.
17 May 2023 Grass & feeding
More mowing and not less fertiliser to control grass
Ground conditions have improved nicely with warm dry weather, which is also the root of the high growths being seen in the past week.
17 May 2023 Grass & feeding