Climate and environment
New EU fertiliser regulations on organic products
Siobhán Walsh
Plant bio-stimulants will fall under these regulations and as a result may be subject to more scrutiny and will need to carry the CE mark to be sold in the single market.
1 June 2022 Schemes
Evaluating the effectiveness of Ireland’s Nitrates Action Programme
The Agricultural Catchments Programme works with 300 farmers across six intensively farmed catchments to quantify the effectiveness of different farming practices on water quality.
6 April 2022 Husbandry
Your N index is an essential guide to N use on crops
With the N index system set as the legal requirement for N use in crops, it is important that growers heed this to avoid penalties and potentially save on expensive nitrogen this year.
Tillage Management: moving into the busy time now
While cold is still slowing growth, good ground conditions should be used to get basic fertiliser applied.
9 March 2022 Husbandry
Tillage Management: conflict might give rise to a different type of conversation
With weather appearing to pick up again, some growers may soon have the option to plant but additional thought should again be given to what crops to grow in 2022.
2 March 2022 Husbandry
Nitrates derogation deadlines pushed out to 14 April
The later deadline for submitting 2022 Nitrates Derogation applications is resulting from a review which is currently taking place of the Nitrates Action Plan.
23 February 2022 Schemes