Soil Nutrient Health Scheme Zone 2 sampling now underway

The Soil Nutrient Health Scheme (SNHS) soil sample collection contractor RPS Group have started collecting samples within Zone 2 and some of the mop up fields within Zone 1. Farms registered within Zone 2 will receive their soil analysis results approximately 6 weeks after their fields have been sampled.
Zone 2 covers farm businesses in west Co. 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 above ground biomass.

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.

A set of Frequently Asked Questions is available for more information on the Scheme and also the Schemes Privacy Notice.

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 (

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