Nitrates: what are the next steps?
Aidan Brennan
As the dust settles on a series of nitrates information meetings organised by the Irish Farmers Journal, Aidan Brennan looks at the next steps for Ireland.
1 February 2023 Fertilizers
How will the national fertiliser database work?
Bernard Harris and Finbarr O’Regan from the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine outline how the new fertiliser database will operate.
1 February 2023 Management
Dairy Management: Keeping costs under control
With milk prices set to fall, Aidan Brennan says dairy farmers need to focus on reducing land and questions the merits of paying big money for leasing land.
Over 400 more nitrates derogations granted in 2021
There were more applications for a nitrates derogation in 2021 when compared with the year previous.
1 February 2023 News
Nitrates Q&A: 'We can't take the derogation for granted'
Noel Bardon and Rachel Donovan report from two Irish Farmers Journal nitrates meetings held last week.
1 February 2023 News
Farmer Writes: soil sampling, even more important than ever
Many farmers may not be aware of the new nitrates and slurry rules included in the nitrate action programme 2022-2025, James Strain writes.
31 January 2023 Farmer Writes
Applications open for 2023 nitrates derogation
Minister McConalogue has called on dairy farmers who previously did not avail of the derogation to consult with their agricultural adviser on the new banding rates.
27 January 2023 News
Teagasc scholar tackling water quality through improving farmer knowledge
At a recent Teagasc walk, water quality and the steps farmers will need to take going forward were highlighted by a panel of speakers.
Farmer Writes: labour a challenge as calves hit the ground
We have continued to get some grass into the milking cows most days since calving, and with the mild weather we are leaving the main herd out most nights as well.
25 January 2023 Farmer Writes
Two-year derogation exclusion for breaching farmers
Framers who do not comply with conditions of a derogation will see big implications for farm management the year after a breach took place.
25 January 2023 News
Dairy Management: nitrates, grass and fertiliser
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some of the things that were discussed at the nitrates information meeting in Cavan on Tuesday night.
25 January 2023 Management
Political pressure ‘probably’ on Commission to squeeze derogation
The Commission could have been pressured politically when agreeing the terms of Ireland's nitrates derogation, a senior inspection in the Department claims.
25 January 2023 News