Further amendments are being made to the specifications of the tillage TAMS. The modifications to the scheme will see some of the conditions considered by farmers as unnecessarily restrictive removed. The changes come following further consultation between Department of Agriculture officials and IFA representatives.

The big change sees fertiliser spreaders now fully eligible for TAMS approval. Previously, only the GPS for spreaders was covered by the scheme. Any machine that has the capacity to vary the width of spread will now be eligible, along with the necessary GPS equipment to control spreading to avoid overlaps.