Clover

Using clover to mitigate soaring input costs

Using clover to mitigate soaring input costs

The use of clover looks like it is going to become increasingly more important on Irish farms as input costs...

November 18, 2021

Chemical fertilisers: To buy or not to buy?

Chemical fertilisers: To buy or not to buy?

The European Union has a target of a 20% reduction in chemical fertilisers by 2030. But for the foreseeable future,...

September 28, 2021

Dairy open day: What did we learn?

Dairy open day: What did we learn?

The dust has now settled on the Dairy Open Day 2021 at Moorepark in Co. Cork, and now is a...

September 23, 2021

‘Not incorporating clover originally was a mistake’

‘Not incorporating clover originally was a mistake’

The Irish Grassland Association (IGA) began its Dairy Summer Tour on the farm of Kevin Moran. In the last few...

July 25, 2021

The use of clover in beef production systems

The use of clover in beef production systems

Making best use of clover in beef production systems was one of the main themes addressed in a recent beef...

May 24, 2021

The use of white clover offers many benefits to farmers

The use of white clover offers many benefits to farmers

The use of white clover in grassland offers many benefits to Irish farmers, including to replace fertiliser nitrogen (N), which...

May 2, 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

Herbal leys can make a significant contribution to beef output

Herbal leys can make a significant contribution to beef output

Results from a five-year trial, carried out by scientists at Reading University, confirms that dry matter output from diversified swards...

December 21, 2020

Farmers urged to consider clover swards to lower fertiliser costs

Farmers urged to consider clover swards to lower fertiliser costs

Farmers are being encouraged to consider how clover swards could save them money as the Covid-19 pandemic puts many farm businesses...

June 1, 2020

Top tips on grazing, maintaining and establishing clover in swards

Top tips on grazing, maintaining and establishing clover in swards

Clover, particularly white clover, is coming more and more to the forefront of the agricultural industry as we strive to...

January 8, 2020

Not reseeding…what about over-sowing clover?

Not reseeding…what about over-sowing clover?

As the pressure on farmers to do their bit for the environment grows, clover is becoming more of an attractive...

July 27, 2019

Grass-clover sward has the potential to deliver ‘€305/ha extra net profit per year’

Grass-clover sward has the potential to deliver ‘€305/ha extra net profit per year’

As the pressure on farmers to do their bit for the environment grows, clover is becoming more of an attractive...

July 7, 2019

Will clover be the nitrogen fertiliser of the future?

Will clover be the nitrogen fertiliser of the future?

“With the pressures from water quality and nitrates mounting, more farmers are going to be growing clover in the future.”...

February 27, 2019

White clover: Has it a role to play on beef farms?

White clover: Has it a role to play on beef farms?

Grazed grass is the cheapest feed available to suckler farmers. Every blade of grass that an animal eats represents a...

March 29, 2018

Using white clover to boost grazing performace

Using white clover to boost grazing performace

White clover has a huge role to play on Irish beef farms, according to Teagasc’s Dr. Michael Egan. The research...

July 2, 2017

Clover swards drive organic milk output on Co. Derry organic farm

Clover swards drive organic milk output on Co. Derry organic farm

A combination of different clovers in grazing and silage swards is helping a Co. Derry organic milk producer secure his...

April 3, 2017

‘Reseeding is one of the most cost-effective on-farm investments’

‘Reseeding is one of the most cost-effective on-farm investments’

Paddocks with a low proportion of perennial ryegrass are costing farmers up to €300/ha per year due to a loss of grass...

July 20, 2016

7 key findings from Teagasc’s white clover research

7 key findings from Teagasc’s white clover research

In 2010 Teagasc Moorepark initiated a research programme investigating the benefit of incorporating white clover into perennial ryegrass pastures for...

June 30, 2016