Farm Programmes
Almost 900ha of soil carbon sampling on the Footprint Farms
Siobhán Walsh
Soil carbon sampling is being carried out on the Footprint Farms at present. Almost 900ha will be sampled over the next few weeks.
2 March 2022 Soils
Feeding plants with more than N, P and K is essential
Robbie Byrne of Precision Nutrition talked through some of the major and minor elements needed for crop growth.
16 February 2022 Scotland
Scottish farmers still in the dark on payments
Farmers were left disappointed about the lack of update on the future of farm support from the Rural Affairs Minister at the NFUS conference.
A day makes a big difference on soil samples
The Dealer learned of a technicality on soil sampling dates this week and it could cause some trouble on farms.
9 February 2022 News
Soil testing crucial for farmers this spring
With the surge in fertiliser prices, can any farmer afford not to test soils this spring?
31 December 2021 Management
Tillage Management: time for wrapping up and planning ahead
With what has been a good year winding to a close, make time over the next few weeks to ensure that all essential records are completed and on hand in the event of a cross-compliance check.
22 December 2021 Husbandry
Tillage Management: time plan for next year
Take one last walk through crops to ensure that there are no pest issues taking place.
15 December 2021 Husbandry
What do the soil test results look like on the Footprint Farms?
Soil testing is an essential job on all farms as it shows where improvements need to be made.
15 December 2021 Footprint Farmers
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
Tillage management: watch for pests and assess weed control
With the vast majority of crops now emerged, the focus must move to continued crop protection.
24 November 2021 Husbandry
EU launches new soil strategy for 2030
The strategy outlines how soil contains more than 25% of all living organisms on the planet and is an essential ecosystem.
19 November 2021 News
Tillage Management: sowing to burst into full swing
Tillage farmers will be making the most of the good weather over the coming week. Winter barley will be the main order of business.
22 September 2021 Husbandry