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USEFUL ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS

Below you will find some interesting information and advice from Teagasc experts on a variety of interesting subjects. There are articles on soil fertility and the benefits of lime in increasing soil fertility; the benefits of soil testing and nutrient advice and advice on liming and on grass reseeding.

Further articles will be added to this section of the website in due course.

Click on the link below to read an article from Farm Ireland, dated 19th October 2018 written by Joe Kelliher of Teagasc highlighting how now is a great time to spread lime and by doing so could save feed costs for 2019.
Spreading lime now could save thousands in feed costs next year

Click on the link below to read an article from the Irish Farmers Journal dated January 2017 entitled “Unlock potential of your land with lime”. The article outlines the benefits of using lime and management tips when applying lime to grassland.
Unlock potential of your land with lime

Click on the attachment below to read an article from the Irish Farmers Journal dated July 2014 entitled “Soil in the Limelight” on the major benefits of lime and its role in farm productivity.
PDF Download of Fert FJ Sup Feb 2014 – lime article only

The attached link will bring you to a publication by Teagasc on the 5 Steps to soil fertility – the key to growing your profit.
PDF Download of Five_Steps_to_Better_Soil_Fertility

 

Click on the link below to read an article from the Irish Independent dated August 2016 entitled “Lime holds the key to unlocking soil fertility”. This article outlines the importance and benefits of lime and how to apply lime to grassland.
‘Lime holds the key to unlocking soil fertility’

Click on the link below to read an article from the Irish Farmers Journal dated November 2013 on the benefits of soil testing and its resultant cost savings and additional information on lime application, building soils and the soil index system.

PDF Download of FJ Lime Article

Click on the link below to read a Teagasc publication on “Major and Micro Nutrient Advice for Productive Agricultural Crops” – 3rd Edition 2008.
PDF Download of Lime Teagasc Green Book

Click on the link below to read the July 2016 Teagasc publication “Advice on Liming” which includes information on time of liming, soil acidity and liming for tillage and grassland.

Click on the link below to read an article from the Irish Farmers Journal, dated August 2014 entitled ” Feeding the Soil for Maximum Performance”.

PDF Download of Mark Plukett Article Aug 14 Feeding the soil

Click on the link below to rad an article from the Irish Farmers Journal, dated February 2013 entitled “Liming for Optimum Soil Fertility”.
PDF Download of Lime Article FJ Feb 2013

Click on the link below to read a publication by Teagasc on Grass Reseeding arising from a Grass Reseeding demonstration in Co Carlow in July 2013.
PDF Download of TeagascReseeding2013 – Lime section