August-sown cover crops taking up almost 50kg of nitrogen per hectare
In this article, the Agricultural Catchments Programme team at Teagasc talk about nitrate losses from tillage and how planting cover crops can reduce those losses.
2 June 2023 News
First meeting of water quality working group takes place
The group acknowledged the significant efforts and investments made to date by farmers in terms of water quality.
31 May 2023 Nitrates
A reminder of the stubble cultivation rules for 2023
Tillage farmers are required to cultivate stubbles after harvest to create a green cover and take up nitrates from the soil.
Adhering to new soiled water storage requirements
The new rules were introduced in March 2022 but change on a yearly basis, with tighter restrictions coming in to effect.
31 May 2023 Nitrates
Nitrates: where are we now?
Aidan Brennan gives an update some of the key changes in the latest Nitrates Action Programme and how they impact on dairy farmers.
31 May 2023 Nitrates
Department influence on Teagasc hugely concerning - Rushe
The Department should have no influence on the contents or the timing of publishing a Teagasc report, Brian Rushe has said.
31 May 2023 News
Nitrates action programme concerns all farmers
When we talk about nitrates, many farmers often think it refers to highly stocked farms and the nitrates derogation, but it has a much wider brief that affects all farmers.
31 May 2023 Nitrates
Important year for nitrates action programme
Ireland’s nitrates action programme runs until 2025 and an interim review taking place in 2023 could have a big bearing on what the programme will look like thereafter.
31 May 2023 Nitrates
Why is this Government so anti-dairy?
In this opinion piece, dairy editor Aidan Brennan asks if the Irish Government really believes that Irish dairy is sustainable and, if so, why it does not support it.
24 May 2023 News
Dairy Management: dealing with cows not yet bred
Aidan Brennan goes through the options for farmers to deal with cows that haven't yet been bred.
24 May 2023 Management
Taskforce set up to secure long-term nitrates derogation
Ireland’s ability to maintain its nitrates derogation into the future is of increasing concern to Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue.
24 May 2023 News
An Taisce seeks more time to prepare for nitrates challenge
The first hearing of An Taisce’s nitrates case will now instead take place in mid-June with a substantive hearing now unlikely before the autumn, a spokesperson said.
17 May 2023 News