Soil Improvement: Nutrient management workshops scheduled for March

Soil Improvement: Nutrient management workshops scheduled for March

In an effort to grow more grass and promote a more efficient use of slurry and bagged fertiliser on our farms, Lakeland Dairies Agribusiness in conjunction with the Lakeland Dairy Development programme will be holding a number of workshops across the Lakeland Dairies catchment area in the month of March.

Topics for discussion will include:

  • Soil sampling initiative - Key findings to date 
  • Correct interpretation of soil analysis reports
  • Identification of fields that will benefit most from slurry applications
  • The effect of physical, chemical and biological properties on the productivity of soils and measures that can be introduced to overcome challenges that exist

 Guest speaker: David Atherton, Thomson and Joseph

The dates and venues for the workshops are as follows:

Tuesday 10th March: Clive Reed, Mullagarry, Castleshane, Co. Monaghan.

Wednesday 11th March: Raymond Scott, Caughoo, Cavan, Co. Cavan.

Thursday 12th March: Jimmy Maloney, Redmonstown, Castletowngeoghegan, Co. Westmeath.

All events will start at 11 AM.

For more information, please contact Adrian Mc Keague on 087 4138584, Enda Duffy on 087 6647022 or Alan Hurst on 087 2901663.