Northern Ireland
Nutrients remain in Lough Neagh for 40 years
Peter McCann
Scientists from the Agri Food and Biosciences Institute spoke about Lough Neagh during an online event last week.
10 April 2024 Management
Dairy management: how much fertiliser to spread when the weather improves?
Aidan Brennan looks at the amount of fertiliser that should be applied on grazing ground and silage ground when the weather improves.
3 April 2024 Viewpoints
Focus on what you can control
Some common sense on inspections is badly needed at a difficult juncture for the farm sector.
No payment limit in new €60m Farming for Water EIP
However, no measures will be funded which are already required under the Good Agricultural Practices regulations.
Confidence to invest in slurry storage hit by derogation cut - Minister
The Minister has recognised the cut from 250kg N/ha across most areas has "undoubtedly" shaken farmer confidence in investing in slurry storage facilities.
Separating slurry to improve water quality
Surplus phosphorus from agriculture has been a long-running issue for water quality in NI.
6 March 2024 Northern Ireland
Slump in fertiliser sales runs into March
Agri merchants continue to report low levels of buying interest in fertiliser across NI.
28 February 2024 Northern Ireland
Growing interest in liquid fertiliser use
Farmers heard about the benefits of liquid fertiliser during a recent Fane Valley event
21 February 2024 Northern Ireland
Can poultry manure replace bag fertiliser on tillage farms?
Teagasc poultry adviser Rebecca Tierney chats with Teagasc crops adviser John Mahon about the uses and value of poultry manure as a fertiliser.
4 February 2024 Fertilizers
Farmers reminded on extended buffer zones for slurry spreading
For the two weeks after the closed period, buffer zones around watercourses double to 10m.
20 January 2024 Management
Farmers warned against ‘dumping’ slurry
A Centenary Thurles conference on water quality at Cabragh wetlands in Co Tipperary heard how farmers can help to improve the status of the county’s water bodies. Caitríona Morrissey reports.
Potential for farming to solve excess P issue
Farmers attending CAFRE's slurry management events heard from speakers on the issue of making best use of farm nutrients.
17 January 2024 Northern Ireland