NI news: charity auction and support for pigs
Peter McCann
News in brief from the farming and food industries across Northern Ireland.
23 November 2022 Husbandry
Drills have been back out despite recent rain
Rainfall amounts for November to date differ massively between regions, but land soaked well following a few days without rain and drills were back out planting
Winter means preparing to start it all again
Getting some basic jobs done now on tillage farms can help reduce problems come springtime.
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
Cycle swings back to planting yet again
Getting some planting done early removes some risk but doing all one's planting early adds substantially to other risks.
21 September 2022 Husbandry
44% of soils deficient in lime on Signpost farms
There is a lot of work to be done on getting soils to optimum levels on farms across the country in different farming sectors.
30 August 2022 News
Counting carbon on Tullamore Farm
Here are the soil carbon results from samples taken to 30cm on Tullamore Farm.
10 August 2022 Footprint Farmers
Work to be done on soil in Tullamore Farm
There is work to be done to bring soils to optimum levels for P and K on Tullamore Farm. Soil testing is the best place to start.
20 July 2022 Tullamore Farm
Storing an average 74.2t/ha of carbon on the Footprint Farms
Storing carbon can help to combat emissions, as that carbon is taken in from the atmosphere.
20 July 2022 Footprint Farmers
UFU president backs soil health scheme
The £45m soil nutrient health scheme aims to sample fields across NI over a four year period.
1 June 2022 Northern Ireland