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Review needed on new ploughing rules for derogation farms – IFA
Noel Bardon
Ploughing may be needed to incorporate farmyard manure into soil and get good results from reseeding, said the IFA.
Dairy Management: silage, reseeding and water quality
Aidan Brennan suggests that if there is an opportunity to cut a few paddocks for silage this weekend then take it.
NI Sheep Programme: Reseeding plans in Co Antrim
Co Antrim sheep farmer Dermot McAleese is gearing up to reseed grazing and silage swards this summer.
Father and daughter duo headline IGA sheep event
Hosts of the sheep farm walk Peadar and Aoife Coyle run a flock of 575 mid-season lambing ewes, a 40-cow suckler-to-weanling system and a dairy-beef enterprise finishing 50 head annually.
8 May 2022 News
Keep an eye on pre-grazing yields
With grass growth rates beginning to take off, farmers must keep a close eye on pre-grazing yields, write Aidan Brennan and Martin Merrick
27 April 2022 Grass & feeding
Dairy Management: preparing for breeding
A look at some of the key factors involved in getting cows in calf for this breeding season.
20 April 2022 Management
Growth rates moving into high gear
Rain last week dampened spirits, but the outlook for good growth rates is more promising.
20 April 2022 Grass & feeding
Glyphosate registration up in December 2022
Glyphosate is a herbicide registered in the EU. Its registration is up on 15 December 2022.
13 April 2022 Crop protection
Overseeding options for boosting paddock productivity
Gary Abbott and Peter Thomas Keaveney outline some of the overseeding options available on the Irish market.
13 April 2022 Farm machinery
Growing an extra 2.5tDM/ha of grass through overseeding at Gurteen college
Peter Thomas Keaveney caught up with Ken Flynn, farm manager at Gurteen Agricultural College in Tipperary, to talk about the farm’s success at overseeding since 2018.
13 April 2022 Farm machinery
Why reseeding is important and how to do it well
Aidan Brennan outlines the reasons for and the steps involved in reseeding.
13 April 2022 Contracting
Milder weather improves growth rates
Much milder weather has seen grass growth rates rise, but there is a risk of colder weather tempering growth rates next week.
13 April 2022 Grass & feeding