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Fertiliser for grazing paddocks across the main grazing season

Liam Stack, M.Agr.Sc, Technical Manager for Dairygold Agri Business To grow grass across the summer we need to spread 1 unit of nitrogen a day or 30 units a month….

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Fertiliser after round bales – put back in what your take off

Liam Stack, M.Agr.Sc, Technical Manager for Dairygold Agri Business 4-5 bales/acre will remove around 6-8 units of P/ac and 40-50 units of K/ac.   Farmers have found soil K indexes…

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Nutrient Requirements and Fertiliser Options for 2nd Cut Silage

Liam Stack, M.Agr.Sc, Technical Manager for Dairygold Agri Business The nutrient requirement of 2nd cut silage is dependent on: The soil P and K index Have you applied the build-up…

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Dairygold Sustainable Fertilisers

Liam Stack, M.Agr.Sc, Technical Manager for Dairygold Agri Business   Protected Ureas: Protected Urea products are c.10% cheaper per kg of N when compared to CAN. Teagasc research has shown…

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Soil Fertility and NUE

Liam Stack, M.Agr.Sc, Dairygold Technical Manager Growth year to date has been sluggish. There has been little if any opportunity to harvest silage, take round bales or close ground for…

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The Facts on Applying Lime

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Feed Your Soils Correctly for the Best Return on Fertiliser

By Liam Stack, M.Agr.Sc Ruminant Technical Manager Buying fertiliser without getting your soil sampled and a having a fertiliser plan is like ordering feed without knowing what group of animals…

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Time for Building Soil Potassium

Potassium (K) has a major role in the efficient use of nitrogen (N) by the grass plant during the growing season. Grass silage crops have the largest demand for N…

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Spread Nitrogen Now to Maximise Grazing Season

Pasturebase data has shown us that its not uncommon for many dairy farmers to end up with a lower supply of grass than they would like entering into the autumn….

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Replenish Land After Taking Out Surplus Bales

Liam Stack, M.Agr.Sc, Ruminant Technical Manager After taking out surplus grass as bales, it’s important to replace what we’ve taken out in terms of N, P + K to ensure…

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