Farmer Writes: is soil sampling good news or bad?
James Strain
James Strains is skeptical about the results he received from the Department's soil sampling programme. However, he is a big advocate for the new liming scheme.
15 March 2023 Management
Urea or CAN nitrogen fertiliser, what should I buy?
This week's Beef Management takes a look at fertiliser purchases and dealing with the difficult weather conditions on beef farms.
28 February 2023 Management
Good ground conditions offer window for lime
Spreading lime on grassland is one of the best investments any farmer can make on farm.
The Grass Week: interpreting soil sample results
Aidan Brennan has some advice for farmers who have received their soil sample results and are wondering what to do next.
28 January 2023 Management
Terms and conditions of €8m liming scheme being finalised
The liming measure is being introduced by the Department to incentivise the use of lime on farms.
25 January 2023 Schemes
Using lime to improve soil health
Soil health was the core topic during a recent webinar with speakers outlining the importance of lime. Kieran Mailey reports.
28 December 2022 Northern Ireland
Lime essential as percentage of soils at optimum fertility decline
The number of soils at optimum soil fertility has declined. The trend could continue if fertiliser prices stay high.
11 December 2022 Soil
€1,000 saving for every 5t CAN swapped for protected urea
Farmers can lower fertiliser bills while reducing emissions by spreading protected urea, a Teagasc Signpost webinar has heard.