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Dog expert calls for mandatory theory test prior to dog ownership
Rachel Donovan
When dogs are in hind brain mode they are dangerous, dog behaviour expert Nanci Creedon said before the Joint Oireachtas Committee for Agriculture.
1 February 2023 Fertilizers
The importance of sulphur on grassland
Claire Aspel, formerly of Teagasc Johnstown Castle and now with Grassland Agro, explains the importance of sulphur for nitrogen use efficiency in grassland.
1 February 2023 Northern Ireland
Farmers urged to feed in views on ammonia
A consultation on a draft ammonia strategy closes in NI on 3 March 2023.
New tool to assess pollution at sensitive sites
Farmers have had to pay large amounts to get impact assessments done to accompany planning applications.
1 February 2023 Northern Ireland
Improving N use efficiency on tillage farms
Don Somers (tillage farmer), John Pettit and Mark Plunkett (Teagasc, Johnstown Castle) outline how tillage farmers can improve their nitrogen use efficiency.
1 February 2023 Fertilizers
Agriculture bucks national trend with strong start-up activity in 2022
Activity has been hit by the effect of the cost of living crisis on the Irish economy.
30 January 2023 News
Over 130,000ha of western blanket bog to be surveyed
Some 63,000ha of blanket bog and associated habitats are to be surveyed this year.
Commission pulls Ireland up on environment rules
Ireland has been referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union for allegedly falling short of regulations contained in the EU water framework directive into national law.
English schemes are 'worrying' says EFRA chair
The chair of the Westminster Environment, Food and Rural Affairs committee, Sir Robert Goodwill, spent two days in NI, hosted by local DUP MP Carla Lockhart.
25 January 2023 Northern Ireland
New sustainability body to shape NI agriculture
The structure for a new Sustainability Body in NI is currently being finalised.
25 January 2023 Northern Ireland
Calving cameras: cheap ones don’t stand the test of time
Cheaper brands of calving cameras might seem like good value on day one, but they won’t stand the test of time, writes Rachel Donovan.
18 January 2023 News
Investors demanding food system change
Farming can support food companies reduce environmental impacts but processors must build reward structures.
18 January 2023 News