Further nitrates changes ‘in the pipeline’
Darren Carty
The measures proposed under the interim review of the Nitrates Action Programme include reduced excretion rates for calves and lower feed protein allowances.
5 June 2024 News
Organic farming in the heartland of tillage country
Gavin Tully is an organic tillage farmer near Camolin, Co Wexford. Niamh Murphy explains why he made the switch.
20 March 2024 Fodder
Forage crops for grazing need buffer zones and liebacks
Planning for grazing forage crops has to start early as buffer zones and a lie-back area have to be left in place.
Making the most of machine settings for tillage cultivations
Most modern machinery has a significant amount of adjustment capability. These adjustments are seldom utilised but they are there for a purpose to help you do a better job. Andy Doyle reports.
13 March 2024 Farm machinery
Commission proposes one-year derogation for fallow lands
The proposal comes following requests outlined by several Member States in Agriculture Council meetings.
31 January 2024 News
Letter regarding new rules for catch crops
"ACRES rules of catch crops." - Ken Ashmore, Maganey, Co Kildare.
17 January 2024 Letters
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.
9 January 2024 News
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