Zone 2 farmers can now register to the Soil Nutrient Health Scheme. This applies to farmers in West County Armagh, South Tyrone and all of Fermanagh.
The SNHS information will be very beneficial in helping farmers manage nutrient applications and to know how much carbon is stored in their soil and biomass. The results will be available between 4 and 6 weeks after soil samples are collected from farms.
The information farmers will receive will include soil analysis results and farm maps: detailing the nutrient levels in each field; identifying fields prone to nutrient loss via run-off to waterways; and an estimation of the amount of carbon stored in their soils, hedgerows and trees. Training will be provided by CAFRE on Nutrient Management and the role of carbon on farms.
Further information on the Scheme can be provided for farmers by contacting the AFBI SNHS Admin team by telephone (028 90 255212) or by email (SNHS@afbini.gov.uk).