Climate and environment
Top tips on planting clover in the coming weeks
Siobhán Walsh
Clover is now essential in any grass reseeds. It is not easy to establish, but getting the basics right is a huge help.
15 June 2022 Sustainability
Be the change or you mightn’t like the outcome
Farmers need to take part in public consultations. They need to have their voices heard. They after all the people who have to work with new regulations.
15 June 2022 Sustainability
Lime can be applied at any time of the year
Lime use is on the up and with good reason. It is one of the best investments that can be made on farms.
On farm with the soil farmer of the year
This mixed farmer is doing some simple things that work on his farm and are making a big difference from clover establishment to animal health.
15 June 2022 Sustainability
Balancing nutrients and balancing opinions
From the soil to the laptop, there are many different ways to think about sustainability and most decisions taken to improve sustainability are fairly simple.
15 June 2022 Sustainability
Banding rules coming in next year
New measures around the banding of organic nitrogen excretion rates will differentiate farms based on milk yield, writes Aidan Brennan.
1 June 2022 Sustainability
Phosphorus build-up renewed
A measure to enable farmers to build-up soil phosphorus on low index soils has been retained in the new Nitrates Action Programme.
1 June 2022 Sustainability