Grass

Multi-species swards: Do they have a role on Irish farms?

Multi-species swards: Do they have a role on Irish farms?

Multi-species swards have the ability to grow 11t of dry matter (DM) with no chemical nitrogen (N), but have they...

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Grass advice: 3 tips to aid the grazing season on beef farms

Grass advice: 3 tips to aid the grazing season on beef farms

The grazing season is at mixed stages across the country, due to weather conditions and land type. Some farmers have...

April 18, 2021

Grass advice: Starting the second round and grass growth

Grass advice: Starting the second round and grass growth

As we enter into the second round of the grazing rotation, slower than normal grass growth remains an issue on...

April 15, 2021

New farm-led research to investigate leatherjacket control strategies

New farm-led research to investigate leatherjacket control strategies

A group of four Fermanagh farmers have teamed up with AgriSearch and Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) to investigate different...

April 14, 2021

Make grassland management a top priority on your farm in 2021

Make grassland management a top priority on your farm in 2021

Teagasc Grassland Management Series More and more farmers are using PastureBase Ireland (PBI), the Teagasc grassland management software programme, which...

April 2, 2021

Maximising the quality of first-cut silage

Maximising the quality of first-cut silage

Silage can never be as high a quality of forage as the grass from which it was initially made. and...

April 1, 2021

The benefits of spreading protected urea this spring

The benefits of spreading protected urea this spring

With soils requiring an extra mineral boost on farms this spring to aid grass production, it’s time to take a...

March 29, 2021

Now is the ideal time to take soil samples

Now is the ideal time to take soil samples

If you have not done so in the recent past, now is the ideal time to soil sample as it...

March 14, 2021

Maximising the use of clover to replace N fertiliser

Maximising the use of clover to replace N fertiliser

The use of clover in grassland to replace fertiliser nitrogen (N) can substantially lower greenhouse gas (GHG) and ammonia emissions...

March 12, 2021

Silage trials show quicker is better when it comes to wilting

Silage trials show quicker is better when it comes to wilting

Cutting grass earlier in the day could help speed up wilting – even in overcast conditions – according to in-house...

March 11, 2021

Spring fertiliser application on sheep farms: What should I be targeting?

Spring fertiliser application on sheep farms: What should I be targeting?

It’s been a challenging time this past while with the poor weather leaving ground conditions very wet and soft and...

February 25, 2021

10 points to consider for good soil practices on farms

10 points to consider for good soil practices on farms

Getting soils fertile and healthy for the grazing season will aid the maximising of grass growth on the farm. The...

February 18, 2021

Farmer group to hear from satellite grass measuring company

Farmer group to hear from satellite grass measuring company

The South Tipperary Young Farmers Discussion Group will host an online talk from an Australia-based company that specialises in remote...

February 12, 2021

Video: Understanding and mapping soil analysis results for your farm

Video: Understanding and mapping soil analysis results for your farm

The interpretation of soil analysis results – using these as a basis for developing a fertiliser plan for a farm...

February 11, 2021

Nutritional value of silage: Maximising feed on your farm

Nutritional value of silage: Maximising feed on your farm

The importance of knowing the nutritional value of silage is key for making the most of one’s fodder supplies, according...

February 4, 2021

Don’t underestimate spring grass growth potential

Don’t underestimate spring grass growth potential

An extra profit of €250 or more per cow together with benefits for water and air quality is achievable on...

February 1, 2021

Spring fertiliser prices – what to expect

Spring fertiliser prices – what to expect

Chemical fertiliser is one of the biggest expenses on many farms across the country, with prices expected to rise. Due...

January 29, 2021

Dairy advice: It’s time to get grazing ready

Dairy advice: It’s time to get grazing ready

It is hard to believe with the recent bad weather that the grazing season on farms will be starting again...

January 23, 2021