Will Stokes, Kilsheelan, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary
Will farms in partnership with his father Patrick. Main enterprise is winter & spring cereal production with a potato & drystock enterprise. Some of the main challenges are price volatility & increasing input costs. A green cover will be established on all fields that will be planted to spring crops. Organic manure produced on the holding from the drystock enterprise, along with imported pig slurry will be targeted at lower P & K index fields. Fertiliser nitrogen application are based on crop requirements, soil nitrogen supply and weather & soil conditions at key timings during growing season.