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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Why use Target Max protected urea fertiliser range?

This year, more and more Irish farmers are following the advice of Teagasc and switching their nitrogen source from urea or calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN), to protected urea. Protected urea has been identified by Teagasc as a fundamental way to reduce emissions in...

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Fertiliser options for second cut silage

Now is the optimum time to consider your second cut fertiliser application plan. It is important to ensure you have the right type and quantity of product available to guarantee a healthy yield and good quality grass. Nutrients required for 2nd Cut Silage (4 tonnes/ha...

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Target Fertilisers COVID-19 Policy

As we navigate our way through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Target Fertilisers has put measures in place to safeguard our employees, customers, contractors, farmers and local communities. At Target Fertilisers we are still open for business with no disruption...

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Target Fertilisers’ Top Tips for Spring Reseeding

Although grass is the most dominant crop in Ireland, just 2% of our grassland is reseeded annually. As pastures get older, they on average produce up to 3 tonnes less dry matter (DM) per hectare per year. This is an economic cost to the farmer and this cost occurs...

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Tillage management: fertiliser application on cereal crops

This season to date, has been a challenging period for tillage farmers and as a result, only 50-60% of winter cereals have been sown nationally. Rainfall levels were twice what would normally fall in February, leaving little opportunity for farmers to sow crops and...

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Improve grassland yield this spring

Grazed grass continues to be the most cost-effective form of animal feed available in Ireland and through maximising its yield and quality, profitability can be optimised. Farmers should aim to have stock grazing for a minimum of 280 days per year

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Urea application to maximise early grass production

2019 was an excellent year for grass production and similar conditions will be favourable for farmers in 2020. January is a key time for planning for early grass growth and Nitrogen (N) will be the driving force of production. The restriction dates under the Nitrate...

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