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Climate action required ‘urgently’ to address impact of Ukraine war – McGuinness
Barry Murphy
European Commissioner Mairead McGuinness says there are opportunities for member states to address the concerns of agriculture when it comes to the impact of the war in Ukraine.
23 September 2022 News
Watch: Kiwi-built liquid foliar spray machine at Ploughing
Peter Thomas Keaveney chats with Leslie Dwyer of FuturAg, who talks around the Kiwi-built Tow and Fert range of liquid foliar spray machines, which debuted at the Ploughing.
EasyFix Slurry Technology cutting methane emissions by 50%
The technology also results in a reduced carbon footprint and savings on artificial fertilisers.
Grass growth recovers but deficits remain
Aidan Brennan catches up with three farmers from Carlow, Kerry and Limerick to see what has happened to grass growth since the rain came earlier this month.
21 September 2022 Grass & feeding
EU cereals down 6.8% on 2021
Cereal production in the EU was down in 2022, mainly due to the impact of heat and drought on maize yields in particular.
21 September 2022 News
Dairy Management: bloat, fertiliser and managing nitrate bands
With lots of lush grass high in clover content now is a high risk time for bloat.
21 September 2022 Management
Farmer Writes: cow prices holding up and ploughing returns
It was great to get out to meet everyone at the ploughing again this year, after a three-year break.
21 September 2022 Farmer Writes
Fertiliser gets another price hike
There have been further prices increases on chemical fertiliser this week with CAN up £20/t.
21 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Commissioner supports calls for EU fertiliser strategy
Concerns over fertiliser availability and application see EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski lend support to calls for fertiliser strategy.
21 September 2022 News
Three-quarters of farmers cut fertiliser usage
Beef and sheep farmers cut fertiliser usage by more than their dairy and tillage farming counterparts in 2022.
21 September 2022 News
Ploughing highlights: Tow and Fert liquid foliar spray machines
Primarily designed as liquid foliar spray machines, Tow and Fert can also mix, suspend and apply micro-fine particulate and biological fertilisers while suspended in liquid.
21 September 2022 Farm machinery
Autumn liming to drive spring grass growth
It can take four to six months from spreading ground limestone to correct soil pH, so an autumn lime application is best to drive grass growth next spring.
20 September 2022 Management