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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.

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