Your N index is an essential guide to N use on crops
Andy Doyle
With the N index system set as the legal requirement for N use in crops, it is important that growers heed this to avoid penalties and potentially save on expensive nitrogen this year.
9 March 2022 Husbandry
Tillage Management: moving into the busy time now
While cold is still slowing growth, good ground conditions should be used to get basic fertiliser applied.
2 March 2022 Husbandry
Tillage Management: conflict might give rise to a different type of conversation
With weather appearing to pick up again, some growers may soon have the option to plant but additional thought should again be given to what crops to grow in 2022.
Nitrates derogation deadlines pushed out to 14 April
The later deadline for submitting 2022 Nitrates Derogation applications is resulting from a review which is currently taking place of the Nitrates Action Plan.
23 February 2022 Schemes
Rate of sampling expected to increase under Department’s pilot programme
The Department of Agriculture reports that additional soil samplers have been recruited and trained by the service provider which should increase the rate of sampling over the coming weeks.
4 February 2022 Schemes
Sheep Management: soil fertility and timing of fertiliser applications
Soil samples costs 50c to €1 per acre annually and are a tiny cost relative to the value they provide in any year but particularly in 2022 with record fertiliser prices.
2 February 2022 Markets
Cattle slurry a valuable source of N, P and K
Mark Plunkett and David Wall from Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, take a look at the nutrients contained within cattle slurry.
2 February 2022 Fertilizers
Plenty of variety to help all aspects of sustainability on farm
Pádraig Connery is the latest of the Footprint Farmers to be introduced to readers. He farms mainly tillage, with some beef, in Co Waterford.
26 January 2022 Footprint Farmers
Valuing organic manures and improving efficiency
How do organic manures stack up on nutrient content and which product suits your farm?
19 January 2022 Soils
IFA pushes for standalone TAMS measure for slurry storage
The country’s pigs produce close to 2.2m tonnes of slurry each year, which has a fertiliser value of €23m.
22 December 2021 News
Fertilizer association issues advice to reduce impact of high fertiliser prices
The Fertilizer Association of Ireland is urging farmers to take some simple steps such as soil testing and applying lime where needed in order to save on fertiliser costs.
10 December 2021 News
From the Tramlines: 2021 will be one to remember
In the last article of the series, Stephen Robb talks to all 12 growers as they reflect on 2021.
1 December 2021 Crops