Farm Programmes
Big improvements in soil pH in Ballycrenode
Ellen Durkin
The soil sample results of the Footprint Farms are back, and there was good improvements in soil pH on Barry Powell’s farm in North Tipperary.
28 March 2023 Farmer Writes
Farmer Writes: is soil sampling good news or bad?
James Strains is skeptical about the results he received from the Department's soil sampling programme. However, he is a big advocate for the new liming scheme.
15 March 2023 Management
Urea or CAN nitrogen fertiliser, what should I buy?
This week's Beef Management takes a look at fertiliser purchases and dealing with the difficult weather conditions on beef farms.
Fertiliser for beef farms: hold off or buy?
Adam Woods takes a look at fertiliser prices, fertiliser planning on beef farms and whether to buy or sell at current prices.
22 February 2023 Grass & feeding
Don't let P and K indices fall
When phosphorus and potassium levels fall it becomes difficult to build them back up again.
22 February 2023 Fertilizers
Beef Management: investigating abortions and early grass
Adam Woods takes a look at abortions in suckler herds, safety at calving time and getting ready for early grass.
8 February 2023 Management
Fertiliser and soil fertility trends from 2022
Mark Plunkett and PJ Browne from the Fertilizer Association of Ireland outline the recent trends in fertiliser sales and soil fertility.
1 February 2023 Fertilizers
Lime essential as percentage of soils at optimum fertility decline
The number of soils at optimum soil fertility has declined. The trend could continue if fertiliser prices stay high.
11 December 2022 Soil