Farm Programmes
In pictures: Footprint Farmers test soil health with the underpants soil test
Ellen Durkin
The underpants soil test is a simple way for farmers to test their soil fertility by burying a pair of cotton underpants in the ground.
18 November 2022 Footprint Farmers
Merits of red clover silage to be discussed at Footprint Farmers open day
Red clover is best known for its ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen into a plant-available form, which it can supply the equivalent of approximately 300kg/ha/year to the crop.
16 November 2022 Footprint Farmers
Red clover silage proving its worth on Tullamore Farm
The inclusion of red clover in a mixture with perennial ryegrass and white clover can result in high yields of multi-cut silage without artificial nitrogen (N) fertiliser.
Tullamore Farm set for Footprint Farmers Open Day
The event will run from 11am to 1pm on Tullamore Farm, Screggan, Co Offaly.
16 November 2022 Footprint Farmers
Planting a hedge: where to start?
Before starting to plant a new hedge, farmers must decide what type of a hedge it is that they want to grow.
2 November 2022 Footprint Farmers
A hive of activity on Tykillen Farm
Last week, we caught up with Ciara Kinsella, who farms on the banks of the river Slaney in Crossabeg, Co Wexford. Ellen Durkin reports.
19 October 2022 Footprint Farmers
Plenty of reseeding in the pipeline in Clarina
This week, we are on the farm of Footprint Farmer Kenneth Reid to see what he has taken from the programme to date. Ellen Durkin reports.
12 October 2022 Footprint Farmers
Tight breeding and finishing timelines are essential
We catch up with Footprint Farmer Andrew Mulhare, to see how he is getting on and what he has taken from the programme so far.
5 October 2022 Footprint Farmers
Footprint Farmers: Wagyu beef in Ballycrenode
Tipperary farmer Barry Powell discusses how he has introduced Wagyu beef into his farm to increase the sustainability of his dairy herd. Ellen Durkin reports.
28 September 2022 News
Check your soil health with the underpants test
The underpants soil test is a simple way of examining the health of your soil. It’s a good idea to try it on a few parts of the farm.
21 September 2022 Footprint Farmers
Coppicing upside-down toilet brush hedges
Coppicing hedgerows can help to rejuvenate the plants and create hedgerows good for stockproofing, carbon storage and biodiversity.
14 September 2022 Footprint Farmers
The hedge-cutting contractor doesn’t always know best
It’s important to manage hedgerows properly so that they can work well for stock-proofing, shelter, carbon storage and biodiversity.
7 September 2022 Footprint Farmers