Farm Programmes
Tullamore Farm testing the peas and cereal combi-crop mix
Kelsey Daly
Kelsey Daly looks at growing a combi-crop mix on Tullamore Farm for high protein silage while reducing the nitrogen input on the farm.
Straight from the 'Horse’s Mouth' in Co Sligo
5 June 2024 Footprint Farmers
Straight from the 'Horse’s Mouth' in Co Sligo
“The practical knowledge and experience of farmers is an undervalued and underutilised resource in tackling current challenges like building nature back into farm enterprises” writes Brendan Dunford
Crops  and field margins in Waterford
29 May 2024 News
Crops and field margins in Waterford
Pádraig Connery is aiming to improve the three pillars of sustainability – economic, environmental and social – on his farm in Clashmore, Co Waterford.
Motion-sensor cameras capture elusive wildlife species on Footprint Farms
Selecting a winning photo was no easy task due to the rich diversity of wildlife captured on camera, writes Emma Hart.
22 May 2024 Footprint Farmers
Pedigree cattle and pollinators in Kildare
The Pollinators EIP Project is a valuable reminder of the role farmers play in integrating biodiversity into farming practice, writes Brendan Dunford.
15 May 2024 Footprint Farmers
New video series: a springtime look onto Footprint Farms
It’s the busiest time of year for farmers and wildlife alike and we’ve been recording what both are up to on Footprint Farms, writes Emma Hart.
8 May 2024 Footprint Farmers
Searching for a model that works in Co Kerry
Tommy Reidy’s farming journey is a case study on how being open-minded, resourceful and relevant can unlock a farm’s hidden assets and offer a pathway back to the land for young, part-time farmers.
1 May 2024 Footprint Farmers
Footprint Farmers protect water quality with riparian zones
'Riparian zone measures can offer farmers guaranteed income for land that is often wet or difficult to maintain, while also protecting water quality, reducing flood risk and boosting biodiversity'.
24 April 2024 Footprint Farmers
A journey into ‘silvoarable’ farming in Co Carlow
Jack Browne’s vision for his farm, and his courage and conviction in realising it, offers a terrific learning experience for a future where innovation, diversification and adaptation will be crucial.
17 April 2024 Footprint Farmers
Beyond N, P and K: balancing the living army in our soils
Balancing soil chemistry is vital for optimising the use of inputs, but there’s also a growing awareness of the importance of nurturing the living component of our soils, writes Emma Hart.
10 April 2024 Footprint Farmers
Social sustainability in south Galway
'When you add it all up, this family farm enterprise offers way more of a "social dividend" than we usually give such enterprises credit for,' writes Brendan Dunford.
3 April 2024 Footprint Farmers
Navigating soil test results on Footprint Farms
Good nutrient management is about measuring what you can (soil, slurry and crops) and adjusting year on year to improve efficiency and minimise environmental impact across the entire system.
27 March 2024 Footprint Farmers