Northern Ireland farmers will soon be required to carry out soil testing on their land prior to using chemical phosphorus-rich manures and phosphorus fertilisers.
This requirement will take effect from 1 January 2020 under the Nutrient Action Programme 2019-2022. Farmers receiving the Basic Payment Scheme must comply with soil testing requirements.
Regular soil testing is vital to ensure the correct type of fertiliser is used. Fertiliser costs represent good value for money when used correctly. However, fertiliser application rates that are either too low, too high, will yield lower returns on the investment made (Agriland).
At Southern Scientific we offer an extensive range of Agricultural Soil Suites to customers nationwide, including Northern Ireland.
Simply contact us to arrange testing – We would be happy to discuss your soil testing requirements and any queries you may have.