Northern Ireland
Seed delays following weather-ravaged harvest
Kieran Mailey
The rain-affected cereal harvest has seen some companies taking late delivery of grain destined for the seed market this autumn.
20 September 2023 Forestry
Forestry programme deserves to succeed despite major barriers
Lack of timelines in achieving licences and rapidly reducing land availability for forestry have been identified as major barriers, writes Donal Magner.
20 September 2023 Forestry
Many options for farmers in new programme
The new Forestry Programme has never had more options, choice and reward for farmers, writes Marina Conway, chief executive of Western Forestry Co-operative.
8,000ha annual planting programme difficult to achieve
Geraldine O’Sullivan, IFA senior policy executive for environment and forestry, says that while the native woodland scheme is attractive, it's difficult to see how the afforestation target will be met
20 September 2023 Forestry
Forestry the ‘weak link’ in Government’s climate plan - CCAC
Chair of the CCAC Marie Donnelly has hit out at Government for poor afforestation levels.
4 September 2023 News
From field to fryer – potato varieties for crisping and chipping
Haggard Stores recently held their annual crisping and chipping potato variety open day, where growers got the opportunity to see new varieties with potential for Ireland, writes Stephen Robb.
30 August 2023 Crops
IFA calls for solutions to 'excessive' catch crop lie-back rules
Allocating half the growing area to lie-back that can only be in grass is too excessive, the IFA has said.
22 August 2023 News
2022 saw felling license record set but planting well below target
Felling licenses were issued for 23,000ha and thinning licenses for another 25,000ha.
22 August 2023 News
Need for forestry programme clarity stressed at Tullamore Show
Stakeholders say that the administration of the new programme needs to be streamlined to makes it more attractive, with high broadleaf targets and restricted planting on peats is criticised.
16 August 2023 Forestry
IFA outlines plan to get farmers back into forestry programme
Tim Cullinan, IFA president, has announced five proposals that would allow farmers to return to planting.
2 August 2023 News
Commission green lights afforestation element of €1.3bn forestry programme
The new programme will open within the coming weeks, with a target of planting 8,000ha of new forestry each year from 2023 to 2027.
2 August 2023 News
Ireland's forest and tree cover higher than expected
Tailte Eireann identifies 179,457ha more forest, woodland, hedgerow and other tree cover than National Forest Inventory, writes Donal Magner.
26 July 2023 Community