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Practical Steps to Improving Soil Health
Spring nutrient advice for 2022
John Bergin, Teagasc Dairy Adviser, Mullinavat, Kilkenny discusses ways to reduce reliance on chemical nitrogen in 2022
View introductory Signpost videos below from tillage farmers John Crowley and Tom Barry and information on cover crops from Tom Barry and Vincent Macken
The carbon footprint of a farm refers to the greenhouse gases (GHG) emitted for every kg of milk or meat produced. Certified dairy and beef farmers receive a Farmer Feedback Report from Bord Bia’ This includes the farm’s carbon footprint, calculated using a model developed by Teagasc.
Michael Daly, Teagasc Drystock Advisor, joins suckler farmer John Barry in Co. Tipperary, to analyse the results of his audit report from Bord Bia and suitable actions he can take to reduce emissions.
Tom O'Connor, Teagasc Dairy Advisor, joins dairy farmer Alex McCarthy in Co. Limerick, to analyse the results of his Bord Bia audit report and suitable actions he can take to reduce emissions.
Dr. Eleanor Murphy from @Bord Bia explains more about the Farmer Feedback Report which farmers receive after a Bord Bia audit.
To achieve maximum performance is important to utilise lime on grassland to correct the soil pH. Séamus Nolan, Teagasc Dairy Advisor in Roscommon/Longford, gives advice on proper application for different soil types and explains the economic benefits of spreading lime.
Good grazing management and fertiliser management through the summer is key to maintaining sward white clover content. Deirdre Hennessy, Teagasc Researcher at Moorepark provides guidance on fertiliser and grazing management at this time of the year
Oversown clover needs careful management this time of the year to ensure good establishment and persistency. Mike Egan, Teagasc researcher at Moorepark provides an update on how to manage oversown clover at this time of yea