Northern Ireland
Get smart with sheep wormers this summer
Peter McCann
Strategic dosing can lower worm burdens on farms and also prevent worm populations from becoming resistant, writes Peter McCann.
Scientists searching for wool shedding genes
Young rams from local Easycare and Wiltshire Horn flocks have been DNA sampled to help identify the genes that lead to wool shedding.
29 May 2024 Renewables
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.
Finding the chink in the armour of fungicide resistance – it’s a numbers game
Steven Kildea of Teagasc explains that with almost 10 trillion septoria spores in 1ha of wheat it’s no wonder fungicide resistance builds up.
10 April 2024 Crop protection
SCOPS urges targeted treatments at lambing
Blanket treatment for worms increases the risk of anthelmintic resistance in flocks, experts have warned.
28 February 2024 Northern Ireland
Gene editing vote gives 'hope' to tillage challenges
Gene editing could shave three or four years off the time needed to develop a new variety, according to a leading Teagasc researcher.
14 February 2024 News
MEPs' vote to allow gene-edited varieties welcomed by IFA
IFA grain chair Kieran McEvoy stated that new genomic techniques could leave farmers better able to face up to coming challenges of disease and climate pressures.
7 February 2024 News
Transport emissions from beef and dairy exports not ‘negligible’ - Ryan
Minister for the Environment Eamon Ryan was speaking in response to a comment from Bord Bia CEO Jim O'Toole, who said transport emissions from beef and dairy exports are negligible.
10 January 2024 News