Beekeeping with Willie: ‘bees will tear down unwanted queen cells’
At this time of year, weekly checks are necessary to prevent losses through swarming, writes Willie O’Byrne.
19 June 2024 Gardening
Gardening with Mary: the scent of summer
Mary Keenan finds the essence of summer in the sweet scent of mock orange blossom.
17 June 2024 News
AD plants wanted for new Mitchelstown grid injection facility
AD plants who cannot connect to the gas grid are invited to submit an expression of interest to supply biomethane to Gas Networks Ireland’s new Central Grid Injection facility in Mitchelstown, Cork.
Strategy supports 'emission-intensive' milk and meat production – An Taisce
The strategy will increase the viability of 'emissions-intensive' milk and meat production and needs to be evidence-led and society-centred, instead of 'agri-led' and 'farmer-centric' stated An Taisce
10 June 2024 News
Biomethane conference set for next week
The 2024 Biomethane Conference will focus on the government’s plans to develop 150 to 200 AD plants.
5 June 2024 Renewables
Biogas will have to be underwritten 'at point of sale' - ICMSA
The ICMSA has said that the financial model laid out in the newly launched biomethane strategy is guaranteed to fail.
31 May 2024 News
Slurry and grass to fuel AD plants
The industry will be agri-centric, meaning farmers will be the main suppliers of feedstock such as grass silage and manures to produce biomethane gas which will decarbonise the energy sector.
29 May 2024 News
Comment: State selects path of most resistance for AD development
The route the state has taken to realise its plans of a vibrant new, agri-centric anaerobic digestion sector ranks as one of the most difficult in Europe and ensures the 2030 target wont be met.
29 May 2024 Renewables
Government launches roadmap for Irish AD sector
The long-awaited National Biomethane Strategy was published with 25 actions which will kick-start the development of Ireland's anaerobic digestion sector.
28 May 2024 News
Biomethane strategy due this week with €40m package
The €40m package, first announced in March by Minister McConalogue, must be drawn down from the National Recovery and Resilience Plan by 2025.
27 May 2024 News
Search for crop protection details online
This is a handy tool for farmers to use when spraying, walking crops and when filling out crop records.
7 May 2024 News
Department could take over the inspection of small abattoirs
Approximately 30 local authority veterinary inspectors carry out food safety duties at some 500 smaller abattoirs across the country.
1 May 2024 News