Northern Ireland
DAERA clarifies codes used on soil test reports
Peter McCann
Some SNHS participants have queried their soil analysis results after certain fields were labelled with an environmental code.
20 March 2023 News
Getting soil pH right can result in the release of 80kg N/ha - Teagasc
Teagasc experts discussed the different ways farmers can cut their artificial fertiliser prices this year at the Farming for Soil Health event at Johnstown Castle.
10 March 2023 Soil
Saving money through sustaining soil fertility
With no reduction in fertiliser costs on the horizon, it is important to know how to maximise soil fertility to maintain farm profitability.
Planting of grass for catch crop buffers no longer required
Grassland buffers can still be used, but are not required where forage or catch crops are being grazed.
8 March 2023 News
Amazone updates Avant 02 seed drill combinations
Updates to the Amazone Avant 02 seed drill combinations comprises the FTender front mounted tank, latest generation power harrows and the new TwinTeC double disc coulters.
8 March 2023 News
FAO recommends recognition of sequestration
The FAO wants to include carbon sequestration potential of soils in calculating life cycle assessment of livestock systems.
8 March 2023 News
Blimey, have some lime-y
Farmers are to receive a St Patrick’s day gift - a lime subsidy. And this has nothing to do with tins of Lilt.
8 March 2023 Dealer
Building soil carbon takes years, MPs told
A long-term approach is needed for monitoring soil carbon, a committee of MPs have been told.
8 March 2023 Northern Ireland
In photos: saving on labour and machinery with conservation tillage
Footprint Farmer Gareth Culligan from Co Louth switched to min till in 2001, and since then his journey has evolved to running a conservation tillage system spanning 600 acres.
7 March 2023 Footprint Farmers
Exclusive: new buffers to strangle tillage sector progress
New buffer rules under the CAP strategic plan could make it difficult for livestock and tillage farmers to work together.
1 March 2023 News
Soils almost halve NI beef and sheep farm emissions
As part of the Beacon Farm Network programme, 34 beef farms and 17 sheep farms across NI were carbon benchmarked.
1 March 2023 Northern Ireland
Good ground conditions offer window for lime
Spreading lime on grassland is one of the best investments any farmer can make on farm.
28 February 2023 Management