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Grassland management tips to deal with the current weather conditions


John Maher, Teagasc Grass10 Campaign Manager, joins Catherine Egan on this week’s episode of the Beef Edge podcast with an update on grassland management tips to deal with current weather conditions.

Managing grass in the coming weeks will play an import role in extending the grazing season and John highlights that each additional day at pasture is worth €2/LU. 

While there is huge variation across the country, John also discussed a number of issues that have been seen on farms at the moment.  With the deadline to apply chemical Nitrogen and Potassium approaching on the 15th September, John advises to select the drier paddocks to apply fertiliser whilst also targeting responsive leafy swards such as reseeded or silage ground with good soil pH. Also, Potassium (K) is very important this time of year particularly on paddocks where surplus bales were removed.

Closing date for applications of this year's Grassland Farmer of the Year Competition is this Friday, 11 September. More information and apply here Grassland Farmer of the Year 2020

Watch previous Beef Grassland Farmer of the Year winner Trevor Boland explain why he entered the competition: https://youtu.be/jTRgSrk9D2Q

To listen back on previous episodes, visit The Beef Edge Podcast