Farmer Writes: is soil sampling good news or bad?
James Strain
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.
22 February 2023 News
Up to a four week wait for soil sample results
Farmers who do not soil test are to assume a phosphorus (P) index of 4 and this can restrict the amount of P that can be applied.
Differences in soil sample testing results depending on lab
Over 7,500 farms have been sampled under the soil sampling scheme, with approximately 90,000 soil samples taken to date.
Slurry sampling on the Footprint farms
Slurry samples are currently being taken on the Footprint farms across the country.
14 February 2023 Footprint Farmers
Fertiliser planning to replenish fodder reserves in 2023
John Carroll, Tirlán, and Peter Ging, Gouldings, go through some of the steps farmers should be taking to replenish silage stocks next summer.
1 February 2023 Fertilizers
The Grass Week: interpreting soil sample results
Aidan Brennan has some advice for farmers who have received their soil sample results and are wondering what to do next.
28 January 2023 Management
NI soil scheme runs into slurry season
All fields within the first zone of the soil nutrient health scheme will not be sampled before the end of the closed period for spreading slurry.
18 January 2023 Northern Ireland
Five steps for taking soil samples
January is an ideal time to get on top of soil sampling and draw up a fertiliser plan for the year ahead.
2 January 2023 Management
Under the bonnet of the eco-scheme options
Being able to fulfill two eco-scheme obligations is critical for farmers to enable them to claw back almost 20% of the deduction of their entitlement value.
16 November 2022 Crops
Avoiding BEEP penalties this autumn
Adam Woods takes a look at what farmers need to do to guarantee this year’s BEEP payment.
28 September 2022 Management