Soil Nutrient Health Scheme
The objective of the Soil Nutrient Health Scheme (SNHS) is to test all, or the vast majority, of the 650,000 fields used for farming in Northern Ireland, in order to help farmers manage their nutrient applications.
Training is now available for farmers who have received their Soil Nutrient Health Scheme soil analysis results. Taking part in the SNHS Nutrient Management Plan training will enable you to fully utilise the information provided in your SNHS soil analysis report, maximise the nutrient potential of your soils and allow you take a planned approach to nutrient applications to benefit your business and protect the environment.
About Soil Nutrient Health Scheme Training
PHASE ONE – UNDERSTANDING NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT
The first stage of training will be a series of interactive online videos:
– Importance of soil analysis
– Understanding soil fertility
– Reading your soil analysis report
– Online map viewer overview
– Sources of nutrients
– Nutrient Management
– The role and importance of carbon on farms
– Protecting and enhancing carbon in your soils
PHASE TWO – COMPLETING A NUTRIENT MANAGEMENT PLAN
The second stage of training can only begin when phase one has been completed. This training will show you how to use the CAFRE Crop Nutrient Calculator to create a Nutrient Management Plan.
Assistance with Soil Nutrient Health Scheme Training
DAERA DIRECT OFFICES
If you have poor internet or require assistance with using a computer. Support is available to help you access online training at your local DAERA Direct Office. You MUST phone to book an appointment if you require this assistance to view the online training.
WEBINAR OR FACE-TO-FACE TRAINING
- You must complete Phase One online videos before progressing to Phase Two. Phase two is available online or face-to-face.
- Click the button below to register for Webinar or Face-to-Face training, OR:
- Contact Countryside Services to register for webinar or face-to-face training
tion in the SNHS will be required in order to be eligible for the Farm Sustainability Payment the successor to Basic Payment Scheme (BPS).