Fertiliser required

Spudie

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Tried on cropping but got no response, is there an app or easy way to work out fertiliser required from soil tests. Grazing mostly and bit of barley for my own feeding
 

No wot

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Unless you are intensive grazing , spinning some clover seed on the grass would probably have the best long term effect but do it late summer
 

Spudie

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Location
Ards C.Down
Unless you are intensive grazing , spinning some clover seed on the grass would probably have the best long term effect but do it late summer
Clover is my plan, lucky bought 27.4.4 in the autumn so have fert in shed for this year. Next year if it stays up, stock will be reduced. Sheep may go as there hard on ground over winter and big sheep boys have all the good keep taken
 
Clover is my plan, lucky bought 27.4.4 in the autumn so have fert in shed for this year. Next year if it stays up, stock will be reduced. Sheep may go as there hard on ground over winter and big sheep boys have all the good keep taken
Funnily I'd consider keeping more sheep and less cattle.
Almost all of our livestock costs and labour are on cattle, the main benefit they bring is dung for the arable land
 
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Had soil tests done and only going to put straight N on this year (PP). Can get 27% CAN for £865 per tonne or Ammonium Nitrate (33% N) for £935. On my calculation the Ammonium Nitrate works out less per unit of N, are there any other factors to consider?

Also one field has a PH of 5.7, is it worth putting prilled lime on to get an immediate short term lift this year?
 

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

Improving farm safety is the key aim of HSENI’s and the FSP’s work and...
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