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Technical Bulletin No. 6:

The Role of Sulphur (S) in Crop Production.

Our sixth technical bulletin “The Role of Sulphur (S) in Crop Production” was launched last week in Johnstown Castle. 

The FAI would like to thank all who worked on this project. 

Click on the image above to view the entire bulletin.

(Pictured L to R) David Wall, Patrick Forrestal, Noel Culleton, Tim Sheil, Mark Plunkett. 


Updated Fertilizer Purchasing Advice in 2022.

We are in a year of unprecedented input prices rises and fertilizer has certainly grabbed the headlines with large increase in prices that are reported in the market. The Fertilizer Association of Ireland’s updated advice to retailers, advisors and farmers to aid in fertilizer purchasing decisions in 2022 is below. 

 


Precise Application of Fertilisers Webinar

Event Time: 11am.
Venue: Zoom

“Ensure accurate fertiliser spreading to maximise the return from expensive fertilisers in 2022”

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

This webinar will be delivered in conjunction with the Farm and Forestry Contractors and Fertiliser

Association of Ireland from Kildalton College.

On the agenda to be discussed is:

  • The latest technologies to aid in fertiliser spreader calibration
  • Technologies to ensure efficient field fertiliser management

Speakers at the webinar will include Francis Quigley, Machinery Specialist, Mark Plunkett, Soils Specialist, Dermot Forrestal, Machinery Researcher, Liam Fitzgerald, Machinery Lecturer, Kildalton College and John Carroll & Eva Ross, Fertiliser Association of Ireland.  

 


Spring Scientific Meeting 2022 – Full Webinar Recording. 

Our Spring Scientific Meeting 2022 was an online webinar. 

It was held live on Tuesday 1st Feb 2.00 – 3.30pm.

CLICK HERE to view the recordings of the Webinar on the Fertilizer Association of Ireland YouTube Page. 

VIEW PRESENTERS SLIDES HERE

Irish Farmers Journal “Fertilizer Focus” in association with the FAI.

Click Here To Read the Full Fertilizer Focus Suppliment 22


What can I do about high fertiliser prices?

Click here for our latest advice on What to do about High Fertilizer Prices. 

 


Spring Scientific Meeting 2021 – Full Webinar Recording. 

In line with public health advice our Spring Scientific Meeting 2021 was online webinar. 

It was held live on Tuesday 2nd Feb 2.00 – 3.30pm.

CLICK HERE to view the recording of the Webinar on the Fertilizer Association of Ireland YouTube Page. 

VIEW PRESENTERS SLIDES HERE

Irish Farmers Journal “Fertilizer Focus” in association with the FAI.

IFJ Supplement picture

CLICK HERE TO READ FULL SUPPLEMENT


Fertilizer Video Series – Efficient Use of Fertilisers

Soil Test Results Analysis.

Soil Sampling & Fertilizer Planning.

Taking a Soil Sample – Best Practice 

Soil Analysis Process

The Fertiliser Association of Ireland are producing a short video series on the efficient use of fertilisers. The first four videos (shown here) in the series will focus on the (i) importance of taking good soils samples (ii) first steps in starting the fertiliser planning process and (iii) the soil analysis process (iv) soil test results analysis. During the coming year, at key timings for major fertiliser decisions, further videos will be released to guide farmers /advisors on the efficient use of fertilisers. These videos will cover choosing the right fertiliser product and applying it at the right rate, at the right time, and in the right place on the farm.

 


Time for Building Soil Potassium (K).

Click here for our latest advice on building soil Potassium (K).

 


Drought Conditions – Fertilizer Advice – June 2020

During the drought conditions we are experiencing currently and with rain forecast, its important you get your fertilizer strategy right. 

Click here for our recent Drought Conditions – Fertilizer Advice.


Guidance on Covid 19

https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/cf9b0d-new-public-health-measures-effective-now-to-prevent-further-spread-o/


Precise Application of Fertilisers

Wednesday 12th Feb 2020 in Gurteen College
Teagasc in association with the Fertiliser Association of Ireland held a workshop on the Precise Application of Fertilisers on 12th February 2020 at Gurteen Agricultural College, Ballingarry, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary
This workshop was targeted at field advisors and agri-contractors. There was workshops to demonstrate the correct set up of fertiliser spreaders to deliver the correct rate accurately, as well as Health & Safety and new technologies.

Thank you to the machinery companies for providing the demonstration equipment and to Teagasc. 



 

Launch of Technical Bulletin No.5 

The Importance of Potassium (K) in Agricultural Soils

At the Fertiliser Association of Ireland annual spring seminar at the Horse & Jockey recently, launching Technical Bulletin No. 5 – “The Importance of Potassium & Agricultural Soils” were Tim Sheils, J. Bolger & Co. Wexford, Mark Plunkett, President of the Fertilizer Association of Ireland & Dr. David Wall Teagasc, Johnstown Castle.

Click here view Technical Bulletin No.5


Spring Scietific Meeting 2020

“Farming in a low emmisions environment”

4th February 2020, Horse & Jockey Hotel.

Thank you to all our spreakers and contributors at our Spring Scietific Meeting on 4th Feb 2020, in ther Horse and Jockey Hotel. 

Chairperson, Mary Delaney, Irish Farmers Journal.

Speakers: Noel Meehan (ASSAP). Chris Dawdon (Consultant UK). Ger Courtney (Teagasc). Tim Shiel (Bolgers Agri, Wexford).

Proceedings can be downloaded from the publications section of this website. 


Precise Application of Fertilisers Workshop 2020

Gurteen College, Co. Tipperary Wednesday 12th February 2020.

Iasis Points availabe to attendees. 

Pre-registration is essential, click here for details.


 

2020 Programme of Events 

For full details, keep an eye on the Upcoming Events page




P&K App is Back Online.

Follow link in home menu of this website to P&K Calculator / App Download or click on links below:

Google Play:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.faoi.pkfertilizercalculator

Apple App Store:

https://apps.apple.com/ie/app/fertilizer-p-k-calculator/id815178271


 

Protected UREA

For up to date information on protected Urea, follow the link to the Teagasc website page below. 

https://www.teagasc.ie/crops/soil–soil-fertility/protected-urea/

 


 

Dr. Brian Coulter – Special Merit Award

Peter Ging FAI President presents Dr. Brian Coulter with his Special Merit Awared at the FAI Annual Dinner in Mt. Julliet in November. 

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P & K Calculator

P & K Calculator
The P & K calculator is an online calculator for estimating P and K fertilizer requirements for grassland and crops. It is available online, or via the iOS and Android Smart Phone Apps. It requires details of crop yield, grassland stocking rate, concentrate
P & K Calculator