Farm Programmes
In pictures: hive of activity across the Footprint Farms as the weather improves
Ellen Durkin
Sunny spells across the Footprint Farms have meant crops have got their final fungicide, as well as single farm payments and SCEP applications being submitted.
Installing owl boxes in Co Waterford
Footprint Farmer Pádraig Connery has put up a couple of owl boxes on his farm in the past couple of weeks.
Plant counts at 280-290/m2 in Waterford
Spring crops are doing well, despite a late start on Pádraig Connery's farm in Villierstown.
In the fields: winter crops making good progress
Winter crops are progressing well on the Footprint farms, with barley needing no fungicide on Gareth Culligan's farm in Co Louth.
Breeding season in full swing in Limerick
Footprint Farmer Martin Crowe was five days into the second round of the breeding season on his farm in Carrigmore when we caught up with him last week.
Sowing red clover silage swards in Tipperary
Sowing a silage mix with red clover included will suit silage fields, as it lowers chemical N costs, can increase intake and performance and also reduces greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions.
How biodiverse are the Footprint Farms?
Biodiversity scoring across the farm showed a mix of results across the sectors.
Assessing clover to cut nitrogen in north Tipperary
The Irish Farmers Journal carried out clover scoring on Barry Powell's farm last week, Ellen Durkin reports.
26 April 2023 Footprint Farmers
Importance of mineral grass analysis
Footprint Farmer Barry Powell had some of his grass tested for minerals last week.
25 April 2023 Footprint Farmers
25% of soils move into Index 4 for P on the Footprint Farms
The soil sample results from the Footprint Farms are all back, with some surprising results. Ellen Durkin reports.
19 April 2023 Footprint Farmers
Footprint Farmers: bad weather leaves mark in Limerick
Milk supply was down 10% for the month of March on the farm, while protein was down 0.15%.
18 April 2023 Footprint Farmers
Busy as a bee on Tykillen Farm
Tykillen Farm in Crossabeg, Co Wexford, is gearing up for a busy bee season.
12 April 2023 Footprint Farmers