Susan Wilson from Neotech Agri pictured with Martin O'Doherty (Ballindangan) and Dan Furey (Mitchelstown) at the soil conditioner seminar in Glenahulla National School. (John Ahern)

Much of Ireland’s success as a world leader in dairy and beef production can be attributed to the quality of our grassland.

Like everything else, there’s always room for improvement and the latest product being made available to Irish farmers is a soil conditioner containing humic acid. Produced in Germany and exported around the world, this additive is proven to increase grass yields and improve soil quality.

Guest speaker at the soil conditioner seminar in Glenahulla National School, Dr. Yasser Dergham, pictured with, l-r: Ned O’Keeffe, Tony Buckley and Noel O’Neill. (John Ahern)

Representatives from Neotech Agri and Humin Tech who manufacture and distribute this range of products were in Glenahulla National School on Tuesday 21st February.

Guest speakers included soil specalist, Susan Wilson and Dr. Yasser Dergham – a sales manager with Humin Tech. Both individuals gave comprehensive addresses to a modestly sized crowd.

While the products being promoted are extensively used abroad, they are relatively new to Ireland and both contributors acknowledged it will take some time for them to become established.

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John Ahern
John Ahern is a native of Araglin and has been associated with The Avondhu since 1997. A great lover of sport, John is particularly interested in GAA and is often called upon to don the referee’s jersey. He has a keen interest in local issues and current affairs and his knowledge of the general locale sees him in much demand for Avondhu assignments.