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Commission proposes one-year derogation for fallow lands
Rachel Donovan
The proposal comes following requests outlined by several Member States in Agriculture Council meetings.
17 January 2024 Letters
Letter regarding new rules for catch crops
"ACRES rules of catch crops." - Ken Ashmore, Maganey, Co Kildare.
9 January 2024 News
Tillage Management: rolling cover crops in the frost
Frosty weather provides an opportunity to roll cover crops ahead of planting. This can cut out the use of a herbicide.
Tillage Management: managing catch crops and upcoming events for your diary
Rain has dominated the forecast, but hopefully drier weather is on the way. There are plenty of events coming up in January.
3 January 2024 Husbandry
Grazing of ACRES catch crops permitted from 1 January 2024
Catch crops must remain in situ from the date of sowing until 1 January annually, a month later than in GLAS.
31 December 2023 News
Tillage Management: cover crops and testing sprayers
Cover crops can be grazed from 1 January if you have buffers in place. Your sprayer may also be due its test.
27 December 2023 Husbandry
Catch crops and beans cutting nitrogen use on Kepak's tillage farm
Planting catch crops, growing spring beans and chopping straw are just some of the measures being used on Kepak's tillage farm to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
10 December 2023 Signpost Programme
Sheep Management: TAMS delays, ACRES catch crops and SIS queries
There is still no real clarity surrounding when farmers who have submitted an application under tranche one of TAMS III can expect to receive approval.
6 December 2023 Management
Increasing yields, saving fertiliser and protecting water and habitats
Darren Allen is making simple changes which making a big difference to his farm’s profits and environmental sustainability.
6 December 2023 News
Tillage Management: planting, rules and ploughing
Dry weather over the last while has been a help in the fields. There are a lot of dates and rules to remember at present.
29 November 2023 Husbandry
New tillage environmental scheme on the cards
Department officials have said that a tillage expansion and sustainability scheme is being proposed after the Food Vision tillage group’s interim recommendations were considered.
25 October 2023 News
Further extension for six ACRES arable actions
The deadline for establishing six specific arable-based actions had already been extended to 30 September and has now been pushed out to 31 October.
29 September 2023 News