Dutch derogation phase-out plans branded a 'sham'
Noel Bardon
The final draft decision from Brussels shows that 2022 will be the final year that derogation farmers in the Netherlands will be permitted to reach the 250kg N/ha granted to Ireland.
28 September 2022 Management
Farmers being paid to remove nitrogen from water
As part of his Nuffield scholarship, Laois dairy farmer Bruce Thompson visited farms in the UK and US that are extracting nitrates from water and getting paid to do so.
21 September 2022 News
New nitrates derogation limits to affect all regions
The new measures are set to be introduced across the country, not just along the eastern seaboard as first expected.
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
Nitrates derogation at risk due to water quality trends – Department
The Department of Housing’s principal adviser for water discussed Ireland’s nitrates derogation with TDs and senators.
16 September 2022 News
Reduce pesticide derogations, says EU
Derogations for usage of banned pesticides should be limited, an EU court of justice adviser has said.
14 September 2022 News
Dutch derogation battle
Dutch farm organisations and dairy representative organisations now appear to be focused on the battle with government on what compensation is possible.
14 September 2022 News
Department clarifies slurry and stubble rules
The Department of Agriculture has outlined where and how slurry spreading may be permitted past the new earlier autumn deadlines.
7 September 2022 News
Working solutions with family help in Tipp top dairy farm
The Toohey farm near Moneygall on the Tipperary-Offaly border are spring-calving over 200 cows supplying Arrabawn Dairies headquartered in Nenagh, Co Tipperary.
7 September 2022 Milk quality
Dutch farmers led by poverty minister
One wonders if a farm poverty portfolio will be added to the positions up for grabs in Ag House in December’s Cabinet shakeup.
7 September 2022 News
Dutch nitrates derogation compensation
The Netherlands has seen huge protests this year from farmers against new rules and regulations that are being imposed on farming in Holland.
7 September 2022 News
Dairy Management: grass growth, fertiliser and open days
A look at the impact of the prolonged dry spell on grass growth and looks at the next steps now that more rain is forecast.
31 August 2022 Management