Slurry Spreading

Teen hospitalised after crash involving tractor and slurry tanker

Teen hospitalised after crash involving tractor and slurry tanker

A man aged in his late teens was taken to hospital after a traffic accident involving a tractor and a...

February 17, 2021

Take care when emptying your slurry tanks in the coming days and weeks

Take care when emptying your slurry tanks in the coming days and weeks

The slurry season for 2021 has begun in two of the three zones, with many farmers now rushing to empty...

January 15, 2021

Grassland management: Slurry deadline fast approaching

Grassland management: Slurry deadline fast approaching

Farmers that have slurry left to spread are running out of time to get their tanks emptied, as the deadline...

October 10, 2020

Slurry buffer zones to increase in NI from next month

Slurry buffer zones to increase in NI from next month

New slurry spreading restrictions are set to come into force in Northern Ireland in just two weeks, with the spreading...

September 15, 2020

Farmers urged not to delay spreading slurry this autumn

Farmers urged not to delay spreading slurry this autumn

Farmers have been urged by Teagasc not to delay spreading the remainder of their slurry this autumn. The nitrogen (N)...

September 7, 2020

How is slurry spread on Irish farms…according to the data?

How is slurry spread on Irish farms…according to the data?

The vast majority of slurry on Irish farms is applied via the splash plate – with some 84% of slurry...

May 20, 2020

Calls made for ‘breathing space’ on hedge-cutting and slurry

Calls made for ‘breathing space’ on hedge-cutting and slurry

A rural-based TD is calling on the Government to extend the deadlines for hedge-cutting and slurry spreading, as farmers face...

February 25, 2020

Zone C opens for slurry application tomorrow

Zone C opens for slurry application tomorrow

The open period will come into place for farmers in Zone C to spread fertiliser, slurry and farmyard manure, as...

January 31, 2020

Motorists urged to ‘give farmers a break’ as slurry season starts

Motorists urged to ‘give farmers a break’ as slurry season starts

Motorists are being urged not to take unnecessary risks passing out farm machinery as the slurry season gets underway across...

January 31, 2020

NI farmers warned to be aware of new slurry spreading rules

NI farmers warned to be aware of new slurry spreading rules

Farmers have been warned to be aware of new slurry spreading rules for spreading during the month of February which...

January 28, 2020

New NI ag minister to weigh up end to calendar-based slurry dates

New NI ag minister to weigh up end to calendar-based slurry dates

There were big promises made at Dundonald House as Northern Ireland’s first Agriculture Minister in three years set out his...

January 21, 2020

Spreading period opens for Zone B counties

Spreading period opens for Zone B counties

The open period is once again in place for fertiliser and slurry spreading in the second zone of counties, according...

January 16, 2020

Slurry buffer zones at double width for first 2 weeks

Slurry buffer zones at double width for first 2 weeks

Nitrates regulations dictate that buffer zones for surface waters double in width from 5m to 10m in the first two...

January 14, 2020

Secure spreading: Safety is key when putting out slurry

Secure spreading: Safety is key when putting out slurry

Following the lifting of the annual ban on slurry and fertiliser spreading, and the beginning of the open period today,...

January 13, 2020

Now that the closed period is over… should I spread?

Now that the closed period is over… should I spread?

Just because the closed period has ended for all farmers in Zone A, and soon to end for other farmers,...

January 12, 2020

Slurry spreading season: When can you start?

Slurry spreading season: When can you start?

Fertiliser and slurry spreading will once again be allowed over the coming days and weeks as the closed period comes...

January 9, 2020

Extension disappointment: ‘Many farmers need to get slurry out’

Extension disappointment: ‘Many farmers need to get slurry out’

It is disappointing that calls to date to extend the deadline for slurry spreading have – so far – been...

October 15, 2019

‘Currently no plans’ to allow slurry spreading during closed period

‘Currently no plans’ to allow slurry spreading during closed period

There are currently no plans to allow slurry to be spread during the closed period – which begins today, Tuesday,...

October 15, 2019