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Citizen's Assembly to vote on 17 proposed measures for farming
Amy Forde
One of the recommendations is that "people must be encouraged to consume a more plant-based diet".
18 January 2023 News
‘Wide variety’ of moths on all Irish farm types – EIP project
A farm-led moth monitoring exercise found greater species diversity and abundance near hedgerows.
Setting the record straight on carbon sequestration
Thomas Duffy is the current vice-president of CEJA, the European Council of Young Farmers. He talks carbon storage on farms this week.
Changes needed on Tullamore Farm to meet biodiversity target
Tullamore Farm was recently scored as part of the BRIDE Project, and the final report has now been compiled.
11 January 2023 Footprint Farmers
A look at the latest research working to reduce farming's carbon footprint
Here are some short snippets of some of the research being carried out to reduce farming's carbon footprint and improve water quality at Teagasc.
28 December 2022 Signpost Programme
'I want to make my farm more resilient - sustainable is a rubbish word'
Suckler and sheep farmers Kim and Mirielle McCall from Co Kildare have a huge passion for biodiversity, sowing upwards of 1,000 trees and shrubs every year.
28 December 2022 News
Irish hedgerows store 58t/ha of carbon – Teagasc
The Farm Carbon project has been measuring individual hedgerows in certain parts of the country.
21 December 2022 News
Dairy Management: doses, planting hedgerows and closed periods
Aidan Brennan takes a look at the dosing requirements for animals this winter and says now is the time to plan for planting any trees or hedgerows on the farm.
21 December 2022 Management
Department needs to step up
The Dealer is afraid to coppice his hedgerows in the new ACRES scheme and thinks the Department needs to inform the public on some of the actions that farmers are taking.
14 December 2022 Dealer
Why will farmers be cutting hedgerows at the ground in 2023?
Farmers will be paid to rejuvenate hedgerows in 2023 by coppicing hedgerows. Coppicing involves cutting trees at the ground.
13 December 2022 Climate and environment
Hedge planting and ACRES: all you need to know
Mature hedgerows provide an important wildlife habitat and have greater benefits when they link existing hedgerows or woodland habitats.
Letter regarding the destruction of hedgerows
"The twice-yearly destruction of hedgerows continues unabated, as the most casual observation throughout the countryside will attest." - Peter Declan O'Halloran, Bluebell Farm, Belturbet, Co Cavan.
30 November 2022 Letters