Climate and environment

Drought affecting maize yields in EU and US
Siobhán Walsh
Maize is one crop that Irish farmers always keep an eye on when it comes to grain price. Drought is affecting the crop this season.
13 August 2022 Climate and environment
Cities responsible for over 70% of global emissions
The European Commission sees urban farming and urban forestation as a means of reducing emissions from European cities.
12 August 2022 News
Ireland nearing ‘agricultural drought’ – Met Éireann
Met Éireann meteorologist Paul Downes says land at Dublin Airport is already in agricultural drought and that land in the southeast could follow over the coming days.
‘Severe’ drought in Europe affecting crop yields - Commissioner
Farmers in many parts of Europe are set to see drier than normal conditions continue for the next three months, says the Global Drought Observatory (GDO).
12 August 2022 News
How can you help pollinators on your farm?
Ruth Wilson, farmland pollinator officer working on the All Ireland Pollinator Plan, joins Deirdre and Cathal on the latest Teagasc Environment Edge podcast.
12 August 2022 Climate and environment
Advisers now able to access ACRES farm planning portal
A farm sustainability plan must be completed by an adviser before a farmer can apply for ACRES.
11 August 2022 News
Tillage podcast: hot harvest and Department on nitrates
This week, we focus on harvest. We talk to the Department of Agriculture about nitrates, preview this week’s paper and hear the latest on grain markets and weather.
11 August 2022 News
Eco scheme requirements tightened
Farmers need to carry out two eco scheme options to claim payment under the scheme, unless the Department has clarified that an action will qualify as two options.
11 August 2022 News
Payment rates for ACRES revealed
The Department of Agriculture has released its proposed payment rates for those participating in ACRES.
10 August 2022 Climate and environment
From the Tramlines: happy farmers as sun shines on harvest
It’s all go with harvest this week as tillage farmers make the most of the good weather.
10 August 2022 From the Tramlines
High tillage payment rates for actions over small farm areas
There are ACRES actions that some farmers may already be completing, such as minimum tillage, set to receive payments under ACRES.
10 August 2022 Climate and environment
Priority access and extra payments for organics in ACRES
A 30ha drystock farmer entered into the Organic Farming Scheme and ACRES can draw down in excess of €18,300 in 2023 for these two schemes alone.
10 August 2022 Climate and environment