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Ireland nearing ‘agricultural drought’ – Met Éireann
Barry Murphy
Met Éireann meteorologist Paul Downes says land at Dublin Airport is already in agricultural drought and that land in the southeast could follow over the coming days.
10 August 2022 Footprint Farmers
Counting carbon on Tullamore Farm
Here are the soil carbon results from samples taken to 30cm on Tullamore Farm.
10 August 2022 Northern Ireland
New research sheds light on soil carbon
The researchers conclude that soil compaction could negatively affect how much carbon a grassland field is able to accumulate in the future.
Time to get started with autumn reseeding plans
For farmers planning to reseed grass this autumn, time is running out, so make a start over the coming days.
9 August 2022 Management
Ten tips for establishing clover in autumn reseeds
For farmers reseeding grassland this autumn, outlined are some tips to getting clover established.
Farming can be the solution in emissions reduction
Agricultural land can store carbon in the soil, trees and hedgerows to offset emissions produced by the industry.
3 August 2022 Footprint Farmers
Carbon initiatives can help you even more than the environment
As we move into a new era of obligatory emission reductions, it is important to realise that increased carbon accumulation in the soil can be worth even more to crop profitability.
Looking at the soil carbon results in more detail
This week, we look at the soil carbon results and the variation in these results taken on the farms in the Footprint Farmers Programme.
27 July 2022 Footprint Farmers
Reseeding grass swards still yields a return on costs
The merits of reseeding were outlined to farmers during a recent industry webinar. Kieran Mailey reports.
27 July 2022 Northern Ireland
Grass growth: when to start feeding supplement?
With grass growth rates slowing down, Aidan Brennan looks at when is the best time to start introducing feed.
23 July 2022 Management
Editorial: matching political sound bites and promises with farm reality
Promises of money from the EU for managing soil carbon stocks once EU regulation is enacted in a number of years is hard to bank when you have family commitments and loans to meet.
20 July 2022 Viewpoints
Testing for soil carbon on Tullamore Farm
Farms emit greenhouse gases, but they can also offset emissions by storing carbon in the soil and hedgerows and trees.
20 July 2022 Tullamore Farm