Carbon levels slide in 'stony grey soils'
The Dealer
Stones in soil may be good for drainage but they are not great for carbon sequestration levels Teagasc studies have found.
25 February 2024 News
Stony soils sequester less carbon - Teagasc
Teagasc research found that soil organic carbon levels could be overstated by as much as 388%.
20 February 2024 News
New research: proving Irish grain has low carbon emissions
Irish oats are close to carbon neutral, according to new research, and the carbon footprint of Irish grain is likely much lower than estimated.
Tillage Podcast: payments and counting plants, crops and carbon
On this week’s Tillage Podcast, we have advice for farmers on what to do with poorly established crops.
1 February 2024 News
Teagasc releases its first carbon footprint figures for Irish grain
The first carbon footprint figures from Teagasc for Irish grain were detailed at the National Tillage conference this week. It’s big news for Irish tillage.
31 January 2024 News
Lanigan takes issue with EU carbon farming model
The Teagasc scientist also warned that Ireland will struggle to meet its emissions targets from the land use sector over the coming seven years.
22 November 2023 News
Hill farmers 'must be paid' for public goods
There was agreement at the Westport symposium that farmers had to be rewarded for delivering public services on water management, biodiversity and carbon sequestration.
22 November 2023 News
Carbon farming: measuring carbon flux on Irish farms
Soil carbon is increasingly being recognized as a valuable asset on Irish farms. However, challenges persist in its accurate measurement, writes Emma Hart.
8 November 2023 Footprint Farmers
Funding sources for future environmental action questioned
Who is going to pay for food to be produced in a more environmentally sustainable manner was a topic discussed at the annual Farming for Nature gathering.
In pictures: farming 100 Beefbooster cows on 640ac with minimum inputs in Canada
Seán LaBrie keeps around 100 cows and followers on his 'Difficulty Ranch' in Alberta, Canada. Claire Mc Cormack reports.
1 November 2023 News
Carbon removals welcome but a lot more to do
There is a clear prospect now at EU level that carbon removals in agriculture will be permitted at part of the drive towards the net zero target.
1 November 2023 Viewpoints
Farmers being bullied on emissions - Senator
A debate on farm carbon sequestration in the Seanad saw Senator Erin McGreehan highlight that farms are carbon sinks.
12 October 2023 News