Ireland on track to meet just 7% of planting target for 2023
Barry Murphy
Tree planting rates have fallen dramatically since the start of 2023, with just 114ha planted in the first 10 weeks of the year.
1 March 2023 News
FOB Creil still underpins Boortmalt barley price
The mechanism that delivered a record price for malt barley last year is still in place, even through farmers are now growing for Boortmalt through merchants.
22 February 2023 Forestry
‘Fit for purpose’ ash dieback scheme required – TD
Christopher O’Sullivan TD has called on Government to increase payment rates for landowners under the ash dieback reconstitution and underplanting scheme (RUS).
TAMS III: dribble bars dropped, dung spreaders, bale slices and aerators in
Check out what has been added to the machinery element of the new TAMS III.
18 February 2023 News
State could buy land for Coillte to plant - McConalogue
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue and Coillte are exploring options which could support the semi-State body in its afforestation targets.
26 January 2023 News
Government and Coillte back away from future investment fund deals
The Taoiseach and Tánaiste confirmed separately that the purchase of Irish lands by international investment funds was not the Government’s preferred model of afforestation.
25 January 2023 Forestry
Coillte plans ‘not in the best interests of rural areas’ - forest owners
The Irish Forest Owners group accused Coillte of attempting to evade rules preventing it from drawing down State forestry funding.
12 January 2023 Forestry
40 years in tillage: change was seen in all aspects of crop production
While change was evident in all agricultural sectors, it seems likely that tillage encountered the greatest changes overall having gone from incentivised production to set-aside.
11 January 2023 Crops
Farmers have ‘upper hand’ in forestry land bidding – Minister
Minister McConalogue has stated that it a key objective of the State’s new forestry programme to see farmers planting trees.
11 January 2023 News
Two thirds of farmers shy away from forestry
Findings from an Irish Farmers Journal survey suggest that beef and sheep farmers have the greatest interest in planting forestry.
4 January 2023 Forestry
The importance of hedging stock of Irish provenance
It is a requirement under ACRES that any new hedge planted is from certified hedging stock.
25 December 2022 Climate and environment
Government falls 40% short of forestry planting target
The licenscing backlog for all applications (felling, roads and afforestation) currently stands at just over 2,000 licences.
21 December 2022 Forestry