Single day's rain causes shocking phosphorous leaching
Caitríona Morrissey
Teagasc monitoring has revealed just how much phosphorous can be leached into rivers and streams following rain.
12 June 2024 News
Almost 40% of dairy farmers to reduce fertiliser use in 2024
Just 7% of dairy farmers have said that they plan on spreading more fertiliser this year.
12 June 2024 News
Understanding N and P losses and how to avoid them
The new EPA map shows the status of all waterbodies in the country and identifies areas of concern.
No significant change to water quality in 2023 – EPA
Levels of nitrogen and phosphorus in waterways has not changed, according to the 2023 EPA water quality report.
11 June 2024 News
£10m for next stage of sustainable slurry project
The aim of the project is to identify potential ways to deal with the problem of excess nutrients coming from NI farms
5 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Nutrient in NI rivers hits eight-year low
Last year’s improvement in water quality is significant given that 2023 was a wet year.
5 June 2024 Northern Ireland
Fertiliser sales back 7%
Sales of protected urea increased by over 35% from 1 October 2023 to 31 March 2024.
29 May 2024 News
How trees can be a tool for farm resilience
Trees have a role building mental, financial and regulatory resilience on farms, says Ray Ó Foghlú.
Timing crucial for water quality when applying fertiliser - Burgess
When it comes to putting out phosphorus or slurry, timing could be more important than the amount spread, a Lakeland Dairies farm walk heard.
News Podcast: TB, septic tank inspections and fertiliser penalties
The latest farming news from TB herd incidence and septic tank inspections to potential penalties facing farmers who exceed their phosphorus levels.
10 May 2024 News
'Severity of the breach' will determine phosphorous penalties - Minister
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue urged farmers to carry out soil sampling of their lands before purchasing fertiliser.
5 May 2024 News
N and P in farm road runoff higher than previous estimates - EPA report
The report is based on Project Roadrunner, which examined farm roadway runoff and methods of nutrient-loss reduction.
3 May 2024 News