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Spreading K at this time of the year is often the most efficient method of application as it will be best used. If K is applied in spring there is a danger of it not getting into the soil before it ...

Spreading K at this time of the year is often the most efficient method of application as it will be best used. If K is applied in spring there is a danger of it not getting into the soil before it ...

Why OSR ? This year’s tillage harvest is well underway and many farmers have found huge variations in yield with one of the main differences being continuous versus first year cereal . In ...

  After what turned out to be a difficult harvest, harvest 2020 is almost complete with the exception of the remaining bean crop still to be harvested. Farmer’s attention will now turn to ...

Wildflowers provide a green space for fauna and flora whilst also being visually pleasing. A wildflower meadow is an area of permanent grass where wildflowers grow – usually on poorer soils or ...

The inclusion of red clover in grazing or cutting leys is a step towards improving whole farm feed efficiency in ruminant production systems. Clover plants are high in protein and therefore can ...

With the autumn calving season getting under way, we are delighted to inform our customers that we are stocking REVIVA, from Trouw Nutrition world leaders in animal nutrition. Scientific research ...

Multi species swards continue to be a hot topic amongst dairy, beef and sheep producers but what is a multi species sward?? The definition of multi-species, is a mixture made up of of two or more ...

Damien visits Ollie Whyte's farm in North County Dublin to find out more about being an Irish tillage farmer and he also speaks to Andy Doyle of the Irish Farmers Journal about the difficulties ...

Breeding season has begun on some sheep farms across the country. For others, the focus is on sourcing new breeding stock but nutrition must be remembered in order to maximise the number of lambs ...

Grassland: Assess cover in early September and target to have 20 days grazing ahead, building up to 30 days in early October to bank up grass supplies. Chemical fertiliser can be applied up to ...

The months of July and August saw a combined rainfall of 230mm in the North East of the country. This, together with lower levels of sunlight hours, has led to soil temperatures falling to an average ...

A ‘cover crop’ or ‘catch crop’ is grown primarily for the purpose of ‘protecting or improving’ between periods of regular crop production. Research and use at farm level have shown that ...

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