More deadline flexibility needed for ACRES measures - IFA
Anne O'Donoghue
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
ACRES soil sampling extension a welcome move
The Department of Agriculture highlights that the move to extend the deadline to submit soil sample analysis to 31 December 2024 has been taken as a result of adverse weather hampering soil sampling.
21 February 2024 News
Over 2,000 miss out on soil sampling scheme
Cork was the county with the highest number of farmers approved to the Soil Sampling and Analysis Programme.
Ground conditions fail to give the green light to grazing
Poor ground conditions across the country have led to little to no beef stock being able to hit grass, as pressure on slurry storage increases.
21 February 2024 Grass & feeding
ACRES training deadline only weeks away
The dispensation given to approved ACRES planner to hold training in 2024 finishes in the main at the end of February.
14 February 2024 Schemes
Tillage Management: soil samples and seed the top tasks
Taking soil samples and ordering seed are the jobs that should be top of the agenda at the minute.
24 January 2024 Husbandry
Soil sampling programme to begin collecting samples on farms this week
The Department of Agriculture has contracted the Irish Soil Expert Consortium (ISEC) to collect and analyse the samples for the programme.
17 January 2024 Schemes
Tillage management: soil sampling, fertiliser planning and spraying
As drier weather comes, there are plenty of jobs to be done on tillage farms in January, from soil sampling to ordering seed and spraying where weather allows.
10 January 2024 Husbandry
New slurry spreading rules for farms stocked above 130kg N/ha
From 1 January 2024 farmers with a grassland stocking rate above 130kg organic nitrogen per hectare are obliged to apply all slurry with low-emission slurry-spreading equipment.
3 January 2024 News
Beef Management: soil sampling, 2023 accounts and fresh feed
Adam Wood takes a look at soil sampling, 2023 profit monitor completion and keeping fresh feed in front of animals.
3 January 2024 Management
Five jobs to complete in January
The list of jobs on a farm are never ending, but some take priority over others. Outlined are five jobs for January.
31 December 2023 Management
Top tips for soil sampling before spring
Soil samples should be taken before the lifting of the fertiliser and slurry restrictions in early 2024.
29 December 2023 Management