Climate and environment

Climate and environment
Nurturing nature on-farm: bats, birds and bees
Ellen Durkin
Here are some ways that can farmers can help nature on their farms this month.
23 March 2023 Climate and environment
Planning refused for Clare wind farm due to hen harrier concerns
When taken in conjunction with other wind farms in the area, the wind farm would result in unacceptable cumulative adverse impacts on the hen harrier, the appeals board said. Gordon Deegan reports.
23 March 2023 Schemes
Minister to seek more money for ACRES to accommodate over 50,000 farmers
The Minister for Agriculture has indicated he will seek to expand the number of places open to farmers to enter the ACRES scheme.
‘Unrealistic’ for CAP to fund new nature law
The current data available is not adequate to provide a reliable estimate of areas potentially impacted by rewetting, the Minister for Agriculture has said.
22 March 2023 Climate and environment
Forage crops could help land access issues
There are many things that can be done to free up land. One is to encourage tillage and livestock farmers to work together to produce forage crops.
22 March 2023 Marts
Farmers miss out on emissions savings from solar
The agriculture sector won’t get the emission reduction credit for installing solar PV on their farms as they strive to reduce emissions by 25% by 2030
22 March 2023 News
‘The costs of global inaction or delay will include irreversible impacts’
The IPCC report has focused minds in Ireland and worldwide on how to prevent further global warming.
22 March 2023 Climate and environment
Minister to establish a Food Vision tillage group
The Minister for Agriculture is expected to announce the formation of a Food Vision tillage group.
22 March 2023 News
Full steam ahead on the Footprint Farms this spring
From calving to lambing, to slurry testing and producing sporthorses, it's a busy time for the Footprint Farmers.
22 March 2023 Footprint Farmers
Changing to biomethane tractors
Decarbonising agriculture will be one of the biggest engineering challenges of our lifetime writes Thomas Duffy.
22 March 2023 Climate and environment
Minister to seek ‘flexibility’ around derogation stocking rate D-day
The minister’s case comes as he warned of “at least some of the country” could see a derogation stocking rate cut from 250kg N/ha to 220kg N later this year.
22 March 2023 News
Getting soil pH right can result in the release of 80kg N/ha - Teagasc
Teagasc experts discussed the different ways farmers can cut their artificial fertiliser prices this year at the Farming for Soil Health event at Johnstown Castle.
20 March 2023 News