Soil pH

Meeting the challenge of climate change on beef farms – where to start?

Meeting the challenge of climate change on beef farms – where to start?

A recent sustainable livestock production webinar highlighted the challenges posed by climate change on beef farms. However, the same College...

October 5, 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

Getting soil pH right can significantly reduce nitrous oxide

Getting soil pH right can significantly reduce nitrous oxide

A new scientific paper from Teagasc has shown that getting soil pH right through a liming programme can significantly reduce...

January 29, 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

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

Get soil samples taken ASAP

Get soil samples taken ASAP

Anyone who doesn’t have a set of up-to-date soil samples should be taking samples presently or in the near future;...

January 10, 2019

To spread or to drill…the continuing question on phosphorus

To spread or to drill…the continuing question on phosphorus

For decades, the debate on whether to incorporate or spread phosphorus (P) has been talked about at tillage conferences and...

February 2, 2018

‘Don’t miss an opportunity to spread lime on your land’

‘Don’t miss an opportunity to spread lime on your land’

Farmers should take every opportunity to spread lime on their land to address soil acidity issues, Teagasc’s Ger Courtney has...

October 20, 2016

5 benefits to having the correct lime content in your soil

5 benefits to having the correct lime content in your soil

In recent years there has been a steady decline in soil pH on Irish farms and currently close to 60%...

July 16, 2016

‘Spreading lime on 20% of your farm every year is better than covering all the farm in one year’

‘Spreading lime on 20% of your farm every year is better than covering all the farm in one year’

Farmers who spread lime on their farms report positive results according to Teagasc but there are key guidelines to follow...

July 14, 2016

September is the ideal month to plan lime and fertiliser applications – Teagasc

September is the ideal month to plan lime and fertiliser applications – Teagasc

Maintaining optimum soil pH through the use of lime will release up to 80kg of nitrogen (N) per hectare per...

September 11, 2015