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Beef
Beef Management: Controlling Docks, BDGP and silage safety
Adam Woods
In this week's beef management notes, beef editor Adam Woods takes a look at contolling docks in grassland, BDGP stock bull requirements and safety at silage time
27 April 2022 Crops
Healthy range of potato chemistry in the pipeline
BASF recently revealed its range of new potato protection products in the pipeline, writes Stephen Robb.
Tullamore slurry samples not up to the mark
The slurry test results from Tullamore Farm came back a lot lower than expected and show the value of testing slurry.
Fertiliser: spend v output for 2022 and beyond
Fertiliser application rates need to be trimmed to some degree to help counteract the big increase in prices.
23 February 2022 Fertilizers
Home Farm: rain puts all thoughts of grazing on hold
We took advantage of the broken weather to get advice and plan our disease control and fertiliser programmes over the next crucial few months.
16 February 2022 Opinion
Livestock performance links back to the soil
Welsh research shows what happens animal performance when inputs are gradually reduced in grazing swards. David Wright reports.
9 February 2022 News
Home-designed sprayer for applying liquid fertiliser
Peter Thomas Keaveney visited Tom Butler and contractor Eoghan Byrne in Tipperary to look at N-xt Fertiliser’s home designed sprayer for applying liquid fertiliser.
9 February 2022 Farm machinery
Big improvement in soil fertility
Paddy Casey of Target Fertilisers, and John Clarke from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, analyse fertiliser use trends in Ireland.
2 February 2022 Fertilizers
Slurry, lime and clover: Teagasc’s 10-step plan to save on fertiliser
Teagasc has released a 10-step roadmap to generate savings on grassland fertiliser applications this spring.
29 January 2022 News
Fertiliser costs will increase ewe costs by €10 to €15 in 2022
Viewers of the Teagasc sheep conference were told higher fertiliser, concentrate and energy costs have the potential to erode the 21% increase in family farm income achieved on sheep farms in 2021.
26 January 2022 News
How to prepare your farm nutrient records
Doing your own farm nutrient records is a big task but it is also a very worthwhile exercise, write Andy Doyle and Siobhán Walsh.
12 January 2022 Soils
Soil fertility is the key to success
Now is the ideal time for taking soil samples in order to come up with an accurate fertiliser plan for 2022, writes John Crowe.
28 December 2021 Management