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Controlling rising fertiliser prices


Fertiliser prices continue to rise putting pressure on crop margins for 2022. Shay Phelan and Ciaran Collins, Teagasc Tillage Specialists, join Michael Hennessy on this week's Tillage Edge podcast with practical ways to reduce your farm's dependence on chemical fertilisers.

Shay and Ciaran also outline how to make the most of every kilogram purchased.

Shay explains how a grower applying good quality cattle slurry (3,000 gal/ac) to 50 acres can save €6,000 on chemical fertiliser (not including the costs of slurry spreading). Similarly Ciaran outlined a change in farm rotation, by maximising beans, could save 7 tonnes of CAN in 2022. 

For more episodes and information from the Tillage Edge podcast go to: www.teagasc.ie/thetillageedge

The Tillage Edge podcast has all the latest news and insights for tillage farmers.