Protecting water quality on tillage farms
Siobhán Walsh
Eimear Connery and Ciara Donovan spoke to the Irish Farmers Journal about why water quality is so important and what tillage farmers can do to improve it.
20 July 2022 Tullamore Farm
Work to be done on soil in Tullamore Farm
There is work to be done to bring soils to optimum levels for P and K on Tullamore Farm. Soil testing is the best place to start.
15 June 2022 Grass & feeding
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.
Lime can be applied at any time of the year
Lime use is on the up and with good reason. It is one of the best investments that can be made on farms.
15 June 2022 Sustainability
How much fertiliser to spread for second cut?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the recommendation for fertiliser and slurry for second-cut silage.
4 June 2022 Management
Farm pollution hits 15-year low
Overall, farming accounted 29% of all confirmed water pollution incidents in Northern Ireland last year.
1 June 2022 News
Evaluating the effectiveness of Ireland’s Nitrates Action Programme
The Agricultural Catchments Programme works with 300 farmers across six intensively farmed catchments to quantify the effectiveness of different farming practices on water quality.
1 June 2022 Schemes
Phosphorus build-up renewed
A measure to enable farmers to build-up soil phosphorus on low index soils has been retained in the new Nitrates Action Programme.
1 June 2022 Sustainability
Dairy management: how to look after clover seedlings
Clover seedlings are at a delicate stage and need to be looked after, writes Aidan Brennan.
23 May 2022 Management
Dairy management: Blight warning equals growth warning
Aidan Brennan says that a blight warning for potato farmers is the same as a growth warning for grassland farmers.
16 May 2022 Grass & feeding
France using human urine as crop fertiliser
French agricultural researchers report that early trials using human urine as a fertiliser on crops are showing positive results.
14 May 2022 News
AD can supply 80% of gas needs, NI study finds
As well as decarbonising heat, AD brings other potential environmental benefits, believe the researchers
11 May 2022 Northern Ireland