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Beef
Fertiliser window for grazing and silage aftermath
Kieran Mailey
With plenty of rain showers this week, there will be opportunities to get fertiliser on grazing swards and slurry on silage aftermath.
27 March 2024 Grass & feeding
Record rainfall disrupting grazing plans in Mayo
Adam Woods reports from a Teagasc early grass walk in Ballyglass in Co Mayo.
20 March 2024 Grass & feeding
Wet weather disrupts grazing plans
Adam Woods takes a look at what the grazing plan should be once the current wet weather passes.
Brief weather window for slurry and fertiliser
Drier conditions are forecast into the early stages of next week. That may open a window to get some slurry and fertiliser out, kickstarting grass growth.
5 March 2024 Management
New compound fertilisers available for protected urea
Declan Collins looks at what protected urea products are on the market for 2024 in Ireland and what they can do for soil health.
5 February 2024 Fertilizers
Five tips for early season slurry
Where farmers have plans to get early slurry onto grassland this spring, outlined are five things to keep in mind.
13 January 2024 Management
Fertiliser register: what needs to happen and when?
The new National Fertiliser Database is gone live and will be the new source of information on fertiliser usage nationally. Aidan Brennan reports.
16 August 2023 Grass & feeding
Fertilising grazing swards during peak growth - hold off or crack on?
Grass growth should hit peak levels during the second half of May and with surplus grazing emerging, some farmers will query whether fertiliser is needed or not.
16 May 2023 Grass & feeding
Getting the most out of clover
Now is the time to start managing clover fields differently to grass-only fields.
10 May 2023 Grass & feeding
IFA raises fertiliser price at Oireachtas committee
Fertiliser prices around Europe continue to decrease with an almost 60% fall in prices between the peaks of 2022 and March 2023.
3 May 2023 Community
Assessing clover to cut nitrogen in north Tipperary
The Irish Farmers Journal carried out clover scoring on Barry Powell's farm last week, Ellen Durkin reports.
26 April 2023 Footprint Farmers
Multispecies swards can grow 14.2 tonnes DM/ha with 73kg of chemical N - Teagasc
The merits of multispecies swards and ongoing research were discussed at the Farming for Soil Health open day at Johnstown Castle last month.
14 April 2023 Soil