Northern Ireland
Algal blooms lead to review of slurry rules
Peter McCann
Dave Foster from DAERA suggested stricter rules around farm nutrient management would be needed in some areas in the future.
27 September 2023 Viewpoints
Actions speak louder than words
There has been little real evidence of the ‘next phase of the European Green Deal’ for farmers.
27 September 2023 News
Fertiliser sales stall as forward purchasing collapses
While a lot of product was sold in August ahead of the new fertiliser register coming into force, merchants said demand has evaporated in September.
Nitrates to drop dairy profits by 40%
New ifac analysis shows the stark impact of the reduction in the derogation on dairy farm profitability.
20 September 2023 Grass & feeding
Ploughing 2023: machinery highlights part one
Gary Abbott looks at some of the highlight machines making their debut at this years Ploughing Championships.
20 September 2023 News
Fertiliser register live for submitting closing stocks
Farmers have until 15 October to submit closing stocks of fertiliser for 2023.
17 September 2023 Schemes
Nitrates derogation cuts affect one young farmer’s plans
Managing to get high levels of clover was the main message at Diarmaid Fitzgerald’s farm walk in Clare on Thursday as winner of the 2022 Grassland Farmer of the Year.
14 September 2023 News
NI fertiliser sales hit new record low
There is also little evidence that farmers forward-bought more fertiliser last year for spreading in 2023
13 September 2023 Northern Ireland
Farmer Writes: approaching the annual herd test with ‘trepidation’
Farmer Karen McCabes describes the worry that comes with the annual herd test.
13 September 2023 Farmer Writes
Explainer: what is the nitrates derogation?
Aidan Brennan takes a look at some commonly asked questions in relation to the nitrates derogation.
13 September 2023 News
Heat disappears but strong growth remains
The recent hot spell has left warm soils and good growth rates in its wake, but things can change quickly at this time of the year.
13 September 2023 Grass & feeding
Dempsey at Large: nitrates and the EPA
This is not the first time that the Environmental Protection Agency has appeared to display a bias against agriculture and farmers.
13 September 2023 Viewpoints