Farmers urged to spray pesticides responsibly by Uisce Éireann
Niamh Murphy
Farmers are urged to consider the vulnerability of their local drinking water supplies when spreading pesticides, as Uisce Éireann found 52 exceedances of pesticides in public drinking water last year.
17 April 2024 News
Farming for Nature announces farm walk schedule
Farming for Nature will host 19 farm walks from May to September, which will provide an opportunity for farmers to gain an insight into incorporating, protecting and enhancing nature on their land.
6 March 2024 Letters
Letter calling for greater diversity and gender balance
"Women need more than the slim possibilities of greater equality in the agri sector than what is currently available." - Gregory Yorke, chair of Longford ICMSA, Cartronawar, Co Longford.
Irish co-operatives show almost no improvement in board gender balance
Female representation on dairy boards stands at an amazingly low 3%
31 January 2024 News
Too many Willies on boards, not enough women
There are also more Mickeys and Johnnies than women members on boards in the agri sector.
31 January 2024 Dealer
Wilkinstown Macra grows to over 40 members
The group has lots of plans for 2024, including weekends away, competitions and charity fundraisers.
24 January 2024 Community
Agroforestry: a journey of discovery for one farmer
Speakers at the Irish agroforestry forum's conference in November covered a wide variety of topics concerning the use of trees on farmland.
3 January 2024 Forestry
End of an era at Glanbia as Siobhán Talbot steps down
She was involved in, and drove, huge changes over her 30-year career at Glanbia.
27 December 2023 News
Less than 100 land parcels abandoned - Minister
Land abandonment can result in a decline in species diversity, according to Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue.
20 December 2023 News