Urea

Ag Climatise: Target of 90% of slurry to be spread by LESS technology by end of 2027 

Ag Climatise: Target of 90% of slurry to be spread by LESS technology by end of 2027 

A target has been set for 90% of slurry to be applied by Low Emission Slurry Spreading (LESS) technology on Irish...

December 9, 2020

‘Co-ops must start pushing and promoting protected urea’ – ICMSA

‘Co-ops must start pushing and promoting protected urea’ – ICMSA

Co-ops are being urged to begin “really pushing” feeds with less crude protein, and the spreading of protected urea. Denis...

July 7, 2020

Co-ops urged to ‘really push’ climate-friendly feeds and fertilisers

Co-ops urged to ‘really push’ climate-friendly feeds and fertilisers

Irish cooperatives have been urged to actively promote the use of protected urea and low protein meal on farms by...

July 29, 2019

Minister called on to clarify supports for CAN-to-urea switch

Minister called on to clarify supports for CAN-to-urea switch

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Michael Creed has been called on to clarify what supports his department is...

May 2, 2019

Questions answered on fertiliser spreading

Questions answered on fertiliser spreading

With air and soil temperatures recovering, and soils beginning to dry out, it’s time to focus on fertiliser to maximise...

April 19, 2018

Dairy focus: The first day at grass in Co. Westmeath

Dairy focus: The first day at grass in Co. Westmeath

Farming in Rosemount, Co. Westmeath, the grazing season kicked into gear on Michael Molloy’s dairy farm yesterday. Milking a herd...

February 21, 2018

Urea: To spread or not to spread?

Urea: To spread or not to spread?

Weather conditions have been far from ideal since the turn of the year; the thought of spreading nitrogen (N) may...

February 11, 2018

Fertiliser prices climb €50-60/t as spreading dates draw nearer

Fertiliser prices climb €50-60/t as spreading dates draw nearer

The ceasing of the prohibited period for artificial fertiliser spreading is fast approaching and many farmers are beginning to price...

January 10, 2018

‘New kid in town’ on nitrogen fertiliser market

‘New kid in town’ on nitrogen fertiliser market

The two main nitrogen (N) sources for Irish farmers are urea and calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN). However, there is now...

July 15, 2017

European urea prices down 44% in the last three years

European urea prices down 44% in the last three years

European Nitrogen (N) fertiliser prices have been slowly decreasing since 2013, according to European Commission. In its latest outlook for...

July 9, 2016

Fertiliser the main source of greenhouse gases from Irish agriculture – Study finds

Fertiliser the main source of greenhouse gases from Irish agriculture – Study finds

Fertiliser is now the main source of N2O emissions from Irish agriculture, according to research carried out by Teagasc and...

June 10, 2016

Grass grows 15kg/ha for every unit of Nitrogen applied in March – Teagasc

Grass grows 15kg/ha for every unit of Nitrogen applied in March – Teagasc

The average growth response from Nitrogen (N) applications in March is 15kg/ha every unit of N applied, according to Teagasc’s...

March 10, 2016

Spring Nitrogen is essential for grass growth on beef farms – Teagasc

Spring Nitrogen is essential for grass growth on beef farms – Teagasc

Nitrogen applications are essential for grass growth on beef farms this spring, according to Teagasc’s Ned Heffernan. The Business and...

March 3, 2016

Urea prices look set to be €50/t lower – year-on-year – in early 2016

Urea prices look set to be €50/t lower – year-on-year – in early 2016

Urea prices have fallen by €50/t over the past 12 months, according to UK-based fertiliser nitrogen analyst Christine Gregory. “Last January...

December 21, 2015

Practical steps from Teagasc to minimise ammonia loss in urea application

Practical steps from Teagasc to minimise ammonia loss in urea application

“The biggest concern with urea is the possible loss of ammonia while it is converting to ammonium (after which it...

March 3, 2015