Lime

Grass growth: Heavy rain brings grazing to a close

Grass growth: Heavy rain brings grazing to a close

October has nearly turned to November and grass growth has dropped as most of the country experienced significant rainfall in...

October 28, 2021

Dairy advice: Shopping list ahead of winter housing

Dairy advice: Shopping list ahead of winter housing

Most dairy farms have now started their final grazing rotation of the year, as they prepare for their farm and...

October 9, 2021

Fertiliser prices: Voodoo economics playing out

Fertiliser prices: Voodoo economics playing out

I take with an absolute pinch of salt, all these prophets of doom predicting that fertiliser prices will keep on...

October 8, 2021

Autumn is the ideal time to complete soil sampling

Autumn is the ideal time to complete soil sampling

Using soil sampling to correct soil pH offers many benefits to farmers. This article will look at what those benefits...

September 18, 2021

Correcting soil fertility on your silage fields with lime

Correcting soil fertility on your silage fields with lime

Silage season is well underway on Irish dairy farms, with the harvesting of second-cut silage due to begin on farms...

July 18, 2021

Beef farmers: Now is the time to get out spreading lime

Beef farmers: Now is the time to get out spreading lime

With markets having taken a turn for the better this year, some beef farmers, after a number of difficult years,...

July 17, 2021

Some of the factors affecting grass growth

Some of the factors affecting grass growth

The amount of grass that is grown on a farm is influenced by a range of factors, with each year...

May 15, 2021

Soluble source of calcium needed for growing potato crops

Soluble source of calcium needed for growing potato crops

A soluble source of calcium is vital for potatoes and most aspects of tuber quality can be improved by having...

April 23, 2021

Changing the timing of lime application

Changing the timing of lime application

Lime is most definitely the forgotten fertiliser on Irish farms. Farmers are currently only spreading 50% of the national lime...

April 12, 2021

Does your soil need lime this autumn?

Does your soil need lime this autumn?

Getting soil pH right is essential. Soils with optimum pH levels are more efficient when it comes to the uptake...

September 23, 2020

No disruption in supply of ground agri lime to farmers

No disruption in supply of ground agri lime to farmers

Farmers within Nitrates Derogation are being assured that there is presently no disruption to the supply of ground agricultural limestone...

April 7, 2020

Straw and lime: The key barriers to prevent the spread of disease this lambing season

Straw and lime: The key barriers to prevent the spread of disease this lambing season

As we edge closer to the mid-season lambing period, now is the time for farmers to stock up on essential...

February 29, 2020

Soil fertility: How is your farm for lime; or do you know?

Soil fertility: How is your farm for lime; or do you know?

The recent dry weather – mixed with some showers of rain – has provided ideal conditions for spreading lime. Despite...

June 3, 2019

Lime spreading: How much does it cost?

Lime spreading: How much does it cost?

The dry weather is providing ideal ground conditions for lime spreading, which is essential to correct soil pH. Soil pH...

January 21, 2019

5 steps to improve soil fertility on your farm

5 steps to improve soil fertility on your farm

Delegates arrived in Kilkenny this week for Teagasc’s Soil Fertility Conference, where the importance of optimal soil fertility levels were...

October 19, 2018

‘Every €1 spent on lime gives a €7 return’

‘Every €1 spent on lime gives a €7 return’

By Kevin McMenamin, drystock advisor, Longford Town Albert Einstein once said: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing...

September 2, 2018

SHEEP 2018: Are you spreading enough lime and what are the benefits?

SHEEP 2018: Are you spreading enough lime and what are the benefits?

Delegates at today’s SHEEP 2018 event in Teagasc Athenry heard that lime is key for maintaining soil fertility and grass...

July 7, 2018

What are the benefits of correcting soil pH through lime?

What are the benefits of correcting soil pH through lime?

The power of lime is often underestimated on beef farms in Ireland. By correcting soil pH, it has the potential...

July 1, 2018