Climate and environment
Timing crucial for water quality when applying fertiliser - Burgess
Noel Bardon
When it comes to putting out phosphorus or slurry, timing could be more important than the amount spread, a Lakeland Dairies farm walk heard.
15 May 2024 Soil
Getting to grips with red clover silage
Red clover has been increasing in popularity, but its establishment and cutting procedure differ from that of traditional ryegrass swards.
8 May 2024 News
Boortmalt enters partnership with Soil Capital
Boortmalt has partnered with Soil Capital, an expert agronomy firm leading food system resilience and climate action, to support agriculture decarbonisation.
UCC researchers call for investment in protecting soils
The researchers found that there has been a lack of research carried out on soils in boglands and forestry.
Beyond N, P and K: balancing the living army in our soils
Balancing soil chemistry is vital for optimising the use of inputs, but there’s also a growing awareness of the importance of nurturing the living component of our soils, writes Emma Hart.
10 April 2024 Footprint Farmers
Farmer Writes: spring emerging into action
Karen McCabe remembers when the first slatted shed was built on her farm, and even though the previous generations were hardy, she reckons even they would be fed up of the weather by now.
10 April 2024 Farmer Writes
New excavator tyre from Alliance
The new Alliance 399 tyre features a non-directional lug design for equal traction in both forward and reverse directions.
4 April 2024 News
Navigating soil test results on Footprint Farms
Good nutrient management is about measuring what you can (soil, slurry and crops) and adjusting year on year to improve efficiency and minimise environmental impact across the entire system.
27 March 2024 Footprint Farmers
Slurry from 5,000 cattle provides for well-fed crops
The Kepak farm in Co Meath is using slurry wisely to reduce artificial inputs, reduce emissions and improve sustainability.
27 March 2024 News
More deadline flexibility needed for ACRES measures - IFA
The IFA welcomed the extension to submit soil sampling results for ACRES, but said this approach should be taken with other measures under the scheme.
25 March 2024 News
Letter urging balance in addressing biodiversity
"Make biodiversity restoration fair" - Judy Bryant, Killoughey IFA
20 March 2024 Letters
Forage crops for grazing need buffer zones and liebacks
Planning for grazing forage crops has to start early as buffer zones and a lie-back area have to be left in place.
20 March 2024 Fodder