Most land is wet but it can soak again
Andy Doyle
Rainfall amounts have been very variable but land continues to benefit from the dry ground conditions when machines were working on stubbles last harvest.
14 October 2022 Soil
Importance of correcting soil pH in October
At farm level, every €100 investment in lime equates to approximately €700 in extra grass production annually or €675 in extra crop production per year.
28 September 2022 Husbandry
Tillage Management: temperature drop helps make earlier planting a bit safer
While growers with larger acreages are already planting, waiting until October helps reduce pressures from potential problems like grass weeds and BYDV.
Autumn liming to drive spring grass growth
It can take four to six months from spreading ground limestone to correct soil pH, so an autumn lime application is best to drive grass growth next spring.
20 September 2022 Management
Reseeding grazing swards in Co Derry
Clement Lynch has just finished reseeding part of the grazing block on his Co Derry sheep plan.
14 September 2022 NI Sheep Programme
Harvest lingers while oilseed rape planting continues
While recent rain will be seen as a benefit for most farmers, it is adding to the difficulties in getting harvesting completed in northern counties
7 September 2022 Husbandry
Taking a risk with response to fertiliser
Where there is cash available, some farmers have hedged against even higher fertiliser prices in 2023.
31 August 2022 Northern Ireland
44% of soils deficient in lime on Signpost farms
There is a lot of work to be done on getting soils to optimum levels on farms across the country in different farming sectors.
30 August 2022 News
Taking a different approach to liming soils
John McCay has tried a different approach to correcting soil pH when reseeding on his Co Tyrone dairy farm.
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
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
Work to be done on soil in Tullamore Farm
There is work to be done to bring soils to optimum levels for P and K on Tullamore Farm. Soil testing is the best place to start.
20 July 2022 Tullamore Farm