Too dry for fert just now ?


Just been at fert in grazing land nothing on silage yet but it is dry here now with an eaterly wind coming in. Has been a good dew in the morning but with this easterly that might disappear. Carryon spreading or wait until rain In forecast I see nothing for at least a week. Straight N going on with sulphur .

Nithsdale Farmer

Livestock Farmer
Same. I wanted to do the grazing ground (1cwt/acre) last week but brother told me no - after I went at the same time last year and the way the drought went it would be totally wasted

He went on this week and has done all the silage ground (3cwt/acre).. and christ it's looking wasted right now 😢


Livestock Farmer
sw scotland
Did all our silage ground last Sunday with straight N, rained overnight and 2 mornings of heavy dew seemed to make it disappear. Slurry on some today probably burning off in the wind and sun but it is already 22nd April and nights coming in only 8 weeks away.

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HSENI names new farm safety champions

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Written by William Kellett from Agriland

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...