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Department Advises Farmers to Ensure That Ineligible Land Is Not Included In BPS Applications

on Friday, 01 June 2018. Posted in Blog, Schemes, Tillage, Sheep, Dairy, Beef

The Department Agriculture, Food and the Marine has advised farmers to check their applications for Basic Payment and ensure that they have not included any ineligible land. Examples of ineligible features include buildings, roads, yards, scrub, rock and land burnt since 1st March. Farmers should also check that all parcel boundaries are aligned with the physical parcel boundary

SMART FARMING – MAXIMISE GRASS GROWTH WHILE INCREASING FODDER RESERVE

on Tuesday, 15 May 2018. Posted in Blog, Property, Tillage, Sheep, Dairy, Beef

Environment & Rural Affairs

Teagasc’s David Wall offers some Smart Farming advice on building soil fertility.

After a highly stressful and long winter, farmers are planning for the year’s grazing season and winter ahead. The question many are asking right now is, how can I maximise grass growth while increasing fodder reserves for the future?

5 STEPS TO BETTER SOIL FERTILITY

on Monday, 26 March 2018. Posted in Blog, Property, Sheep, Dairy, Beef

  1. SOIL TESTING  

Provides you with vital information about your soils

  • • A foundation for your fertilizer plan

  • • A small farm expense costing in the region of €1.25/ha/yr and is valid for 5 years

  •  • A standard soil test will give the soils fertility status as follows; pH, lime requirement, phosphorus (P) and potassium (K).

Pesticide Application course

on Tuesday, 06 March 2018. Posted in Blog, Courses, Tillage, Sheep, Dairy, Beef

The Sustainable Use Directive (SUD) has been introduced to Ireland within the past year. This directive will affect all users of Pesticides (Herbicides, insecticides, fungicides etc.). One of SUD’s main aims is to reduce the risk or danger of pesticide use on the environment and consequently on human health. SUD is strongly encouraging the use of Integrated pest management (IPM). SUD will only affect professional users or distributors of pesticides. The four main areas the SUD was categorised is as follows:

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