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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Soil sampling and analysis during the closed period

The closed period for the application of chemical Nitrogen (N) and Phosphorus (P) began on September 15th and will continue until January 12th for Zone A, which includes counties in the south and east of the country. There are no restrictions on Potassium (K)...

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Approaching soil fertility post autumn reseeding

Grass growth is presently averaging 65kg/ha/day across the country and it is likely that winter fodder will be in plentiful supply, as many farms are currently harvesting second and third cuts. Baling surplus grass has resulted in a good build up of silage stocks with...

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Mid-Season Grass Management

With the middle of the grazing season fast approaching, farmers should now aim to maximise grass growth during the long summer days of July.   Post grazing application Grass growth rates have steadily increased in the last number of weeks and it is an ideal...

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