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Heavy Soils Programme

The programme aims to improve the profitability of grassland farms on heavy soils through the adoption of key technologies including: appropriate drainage solutions, high quality pasture management, land improvement strategies and efficient herd management.

The Heavy Soils Programme was created in partnership with Kerry Agribusiness, Dairygold Co-Op and Tipperary Co-Op and is a collaboration between Teagasc Research and Advisory personnel.

Upcoming Events

Heavy Soils Farm Walk - John Leahy

Attendees at this Heavy Soils Farm Walk taking place on Wednesday, 22nd June at 11am on the farm of John Leahy, Athea, Co. Limerick, V94 H7Y7 will gain an insight into the lessons learned on a commercial research farm over 10 years as part of the Heavy Soils Programme (HSP). Find out more here

Latest Research Update

Heavy Soils Programme - lessons learned to date - 2021 (PDF)

Heavy Soils Programmes Review 2019 (PDF)

Land Drainage on your Farm

Land drainage design varies with soil type and site conditions