Soil

Min-till can lead to ‘skewed’ soil testing results

Min-till can lead to ‘skewed’ soil testing results

The Potash Development Association (PDA) is highlighting the growing prevalence of  ‘skewed’ soil testing results which it said is a...

May 30, 2022

FAO: ‘Strong support and solidarity’ needed to improve the world’s soils

FAO: ‘Strong support and solidarity’ needed to improve the world’s soils

Improving and maintaining the health of at least 50% of soils worldwide by 2030 will require “strong support and solidarity”,...

May 23, 2022

€2.5m announced for Irish participation in EU soil and agri-food research

€2.5m announced for Irish participation in EU soil and agri-food research

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Martin Heydon has announced over €2.5 million funding...

May 4, 2022

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Soil Structure: Understanding the Key Components of Soil Health

Soil Structure: Understanding the Key Components of Soil Health

In this video, David and Sean assess two different sods of soil, one with excellent soil structure and the other...

April 26, 2022

Talamh Beo launches soil EIP project on Pippa Hackett’s farm

Talamh Beo launches soil EIP project on Pippa Hackett’s farm

Talamh Beo recently launched its soil biodiversity literacy and enhancement European Innovation Fund (EIP) project on the farm of Minister...

April 16, 2022

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Teagasc Grass VESS Demonstration by Grassland Agro

Teagasc Grass VESS Demonstration by Grassland Agro

David Corbett and Sean McMahon from Grassland Agro demonstrate the Teagasc Grass VESS. The Teagasc Grass VESS is the assessment...

April 1, 2022

NI: £45m Soil Nutrient Health Scheme opens

NI: £45m Soil Nutrient Health Scheme opens

The new Northern Ireland Soil Nutrient Health Scheme (SNHS), a £45 million investment over a four-year period, has opened. The...

March 23, 2022

Carbon plough to be introduced by Lemken

Carbon plough to be introduced by Lemken

Those people who are eagerly declaring the plough dead and gone have obviously not considered the ingenuity of research institutions...

February 8, 2022

FAO calls for reversal of soil degradation amid increasing pressure

FAO calls for reversal of soil degradation amid increasing pressure

The Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) has called for the reversal of soil degradation in response...

January 29, 2022

Minister launches Soils, Nutrients and Fertiliser Campaign

Minister launches Soils, Nutrients and Fertiliser Campaign

A new Soils, Nutrients and Fertiliser Campaign for 2022 has been officially launched by Minister for Agriculture, Food and the...

January 26, 2022

Machinery Focus: To plough or not plough?

Machinery Focus: To plough or not plough?

10 years ago, researchers at Harper Adams University in Shropshire in the UK set out on a long-term project to...

January 22, 2022

Agri ministers to discuss soil quality and land use at global forum

Agri ministers to discuss soil quality and land use at global forum

The annual Global Forum for Food and Agriculture (GFFA) is due to take place next week with focus on global...

January 21, 2022

Field traffic and tillage techniques examined at Harper Adams

Field traffic and tillage techniques examined at Harper Adams

Harper Adams University has long taken the view that management of all aspects of the soil’s condition, not just its...

January 7, 2022

€2.7m soil observatory investment to underpin carbon farming

€2.7m soil observatory investment to underpin carbon farming

The rollout of a carbon farming framework is being stepped up with a major investment in a national soil observatory...

December 29, 2021

Hackett: Progress is being made in forestry

Hackett: Progress is being made in forestry

The Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM), Pippa Hackett, has said that progress...

December 29, 2021

Soil carbon sequestration: Is it a geographic lottery?

Soil carbon sequestration: Is it a geographic lottery?

Farmers face a ‘geographic lottery’ in terms of soil carbon sequestration, if plans to reward them financially for increasing soil...

December 13, 2021

Agri-environmental project aiming to rebuild healthy soil

Agri-environmental project aiming to rebuild healthy soil

16 Irish farms are embarking on a European Union (EU) backed project focused on rebuilding healthy soil. The European Innovation...

December 5, 2021

Lemken achieves double-digit growth in 2021

Lemken achieves double-digit growth in 2021

According to Lemken CEO, Anthony van der Ley, the company has enjoyed double-digit growth in 2021 with more of the...

November 22, 2021