Farm Programmes
Some steps to improve silage quality
Siobhán Walsh
Producing high-quality silage could save a lot of money this season, as fertiliser and concentrate costs reach exceptionally high prices.
Testing plants can make you money
Taking a plant sample can help to identify nutrient deficiencies early and therefore reduce yield losses from that deficiency.
What do the water test results look like on the footprint farms?
Samples were taken to ensure our Footprint Farms have adequate water quality.
Plant counts can help to improve establishment
Plant counts are a simple and easy tool to help to examine how successful plant establishment was.
20 April 2022 Footprint Farmers
100% clover distribution means complete nitrogen cut
It is essential to walk fields properly and record what you see to give confidence in making decisions on artificial nitrogen application.
13 April 2022 Footprint Farmers
Buds coming on new hedgerow on Tullamore Farm
People are often fearful when they plant a hedge and are then told to clip it back, but it helps to provide a good dense hedgerow, which is stock-proof and provides shelter.
How to assess clover and inform nitrogen decisions
Assessing clover distribution on farms can inform reseeding and fertiliser application decisions.
6 April 2022 Footprint Farmers
Are you brave enough to cut nitrogen?
Assessing the clover in your swards is important and could help you cut back dramatically on nitrogen.
30 March 2022 Footprint Farmers
Is the grass greener in organic farming for our Footprint Farmers?
We looked at some of the fundamental changes our Footprint Farmers would have to make in order to convert their conventional farming system to an organic farming system.
23 March 2022 Footprint Farmers
Cutting fertiliser use in Limerick
Kenneth Reid is farming in Co Limerick. Over the past number of years he has been reducing his reliance on fertiliser use.
15 March 2022 Footprint Farmers
Slurry guide: testing, targeting and using slurry efficiently
This article looks at the slurry testing details and results from the Footprint Farmers Programme and shows the value of testing on farms.
11 March 2022 Footprint Farmers
Tullamore slurry samples not up to the mark
The slurry test results from Tullamore Farm came back a lot lower than expected and show the value of testing slurry.
9 March 2022 Footprint Farmers