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Dairy
Farmers being paid to remove nitrogen from water
Aidan Brennan
As part of his Nuffield scholarship, Laois dairy farmer Bruce Thompson visited farms in the UK and US that are extracting nitrates from water and getting paid to do so.
21 September 2022 News
VistaMilk using satellites to collect real-time data on farm soils
The satellites can hone in on an area as small as 10 metres squared.
19 September 2022 Farm machinery
Fleming Agri Products make return to National Ploughing
Fleming Agri Products is set to return to this year’s National Ploughing Championships in Laois with an extensive range of tractor mounted equipment.
Farmer Writes: another year, another drought
Overall we have reduced nitrogen use this year and were able to skip a round during the good growth in May, writes Thomas Duffy.
14 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Proposed peat compost ban for NI dropped
The proposed ban would have had significant implications for the NI horticulture sector, particularly mushroom growers.
17 August 2022 Northern Ireland
Field scoring leaves farmer ACRES payments uncertain
Farmers in certain ACRES actions may find their payments dropping if field scores deteriorate in years three and five of the scheme.
Five farm maintenance jobs for mid-summer
Farm maintenance is a never-ending task. Where the workload has eased between jobs such as silage, outlined are some maintenance jobs to consider carrying out.
23 July 2022 Management
Rush Control, red water and keeping an eye on stock bulls
Helpful tips and advice for drystock farms.
18 May 2022 Management