Fertiliser for second cut silage – what is required?

In most cases around the country, first cut silage is now secured. The 2021 silage harvesting season was a shadow of 2020, due to poor growth conditions in April and May. In general silage harvesting ran 10 days later than usual, which helped to bulk up crops but...

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Fertiliser after first cut silage; what should I consider?

Many farmers have closed off paddocks for first cut silage, as it will take 6 to 8 weeks for the grass to reach its optimum maturity. The target harvest date is usually May and will be very dependent on the closing date and the amount of fertiliser applied. If your...

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Fertiliser for Tillage Crops: Your Questions Answered

Conditions for winter sowing were ideal in autumn 2020, and as a result, many tillage farmers across the country are in a far better position than at the same time last year. Overall, winter crops are looking good and, hopefully, weather conditions will continue to...

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How to improve grass profitability

As the cheapest feed source available to Irish farmers, grass, when conditions are favourable, can be grown in abundance. However, research conducted by Teagasc has shown that up to 85% of Irish soils are lacking the correct nutrients required to maximise grass...

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Top tips to increase your early grass yield this spring

One of the key elements of achieving high grass yields is to apply the correct amount of Nitrogen (N), from the right source at the right time. One of the major nutrients used by many farmers to increase grass yield is Nitrogen (N). Through studies conducted by...

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Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management

We have now entered the prohibited period for application of chemical Nitrogen (N) and Phosphorus (P) since September 15th until January 12th for Zone A. Remember there are no restrictions on Potassium (K) application or timings over the closed period. Farmers have...

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