SOIL TESTING COULD SAVE YOU UP TO €23/ACRE!

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SOIL TESTING COULD SAVE YOU UP TO €23/ACRE!
01 Apr 2016

SOIL TESTING COULD SAVE YOU UP TO €23/ACRE!

Environment & Rural Affairs

You could save up to €23 per acre on fertiliser by soil testing on land with high P and K levels, stocked at 2 dairy cows/ha.

Soils with higher fertility need less fertilizers and soil testing can save you money by identifying what parts of your farm have low fertility and need extra fertilizer to improve productivity.

It will also help to plan fertilizer, slurry and manure spreading

Consider soil testing at least every five years. It’s an indicator of soil fertility levels.

The annual cost of soil sampling is roughly 50 cents/acre/year – the same cost as 0.5 units/acre of P fertilizer.

Find more tips to save money and improve resource efficiency at www.smartfarming.ie.

You can also register your interest in having a Smart Farming Case Study carried out for free on your farm.

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