Slurry Spreading

Slurry is going to be a valuable fertiliser this spring

Slurry is going to be a valuable fertiliser this spring

Slurry, no longer considered a waste product of production, is considered a valuable source of fertiliser on farms. It is...

November 21, 2021

Slurry deadline: Less than one week left for spreading

Slurry deadline: Less than one week left for spreading

The closed period for spreading slurry on agricultural land in Ireland is set to kick in next Friday, (October 15)....

October 8, 2021

UFU offers training for slurry contractors amid concern licensing could be introduced

UFU offers training for slurry contractors amid concern licensing could be introduced

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has announced plans to hold two online training sessions to inform slurry contractors about several...

September 15, 2021

Weather has the biggest impact on nitrogen leaching

Weather has the biggest impact on nitrogen leaching

Sustainability is the ‘buzz’ word for agriculture in Ireland at present, and becoming more sustainable and increasing efficiency – particularly...

September 15, 2021

Time to empty your slurry tanks, as weather set to turn

Time to empty your slurry tanks, as weather set to turn

Ground conditions for the most part are reasonable, and the good weather is expected to hold for a few days...

September 3, 2021

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