CAFRE Soil Nutrient Health Scheme training awareness events: helping farmers to make best use of their SNHS soil analysis results

Date published: 07 September 2023

Farmers in Zone 1 (Down, South Antrim and Eastern Armagh) of the Soil Nutrient Health Scheme (SNHS) have received the soil analysis results, providing pH, nutrient indices and fertiliser recommendations for their farms.

James Henderson, with Aveen McMullan (CAFRE) and Andrew Thompson (CAFRE) preparing for TDF Event on Thursday 21st September.

To help farmers interpret and understand these results The College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) have organised a series of four on-farm events across Zone 1.

The events will focus on using the results of the SNHS soil analysis to assess soil fertility, make best use of organic manures and plan chemical fertiliser applications to optimise production, comply with regulations and protect the environment.  The events will also demonstrate how Zone 1 farmers can access their results on the SNHS map viewer and explain the options for completing the SNHS training. The training is available on the CAFRE website and will help farmers make best use of the information provided by the scheme.

The events will feature various speakers:

  • The host farmer will give an overview of their grassland management and explain how they have benefited from participating in the scheme and completing the SNHS training.
  • Alex Higgins from Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) will give an update on the SNHS soil analysis results and trends within Zone 1.
  • CAFRE technologists will discuss the benefits of nutrient management planning and provide instructions on how to join the SNHS training.

No booking required, simply choose the event you wish to attend:




Tuesday 19th September, 11am

Jason Rankin

2 Crossnamuckley Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AA

Thursday 21st September, 7pm

James Henderson

17 Nicholsons Road, Kilkeel, BT34 4JN

Tuesday 26th September, 7pm

John Milligan

50 Carnreagh Road, Castlewellan, BT31 9NY

Thursday 28th September, 11am

John Rafferty

9 Tullynacross Road, Poyntzpass, BT35 6RD

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