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Soil Nutrient Health Scheme Training Awareness

Various Dates

Newtownards, Kilkeel, Castlewellan

Making best use of your Soil Nutrient Health Scheme (SNHS) soil analysis results

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. To help farmers interpret and understand these results, CAFRE have organised a series of three 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 maximise grass 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 how completing the SNHS training. The training is available at 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 is required, simply choose the event you wish to attend:
Tuesday 19th September, 11amJason Rankin
2 Crossnamuckley Road, Newtownards, BT22 2AA
Thursday 21st September, 7pmJames Henderson
17 Nicholsons Road, Kilkeel, BT34 4JN
Tuesday 26th September, 7pmJohn Milligan
50 Carnreagh Road, Castlewellan, BT31 9NY