Climate and environment
Fewer rushes and more nature
Peter McCann
In the final part of a three-week series, Peter McCann assesses what ordinary farmers can learn from regenerative agriculture.
2 November 2022 Farm machinery
Luxembourg native with fleet of forestry kit in Roscommon
Peter Thomas Keaveney travelled to Boyle in Co Roscommon to catch up with Luxembourg native Fred Jaeger who is involved in forestry reclamation and producing kindling timber.
26 October 2022 Dealer
Proposal to chop straw measure for rush scheme
The Rushes Incorporation Scheme is nothing to do with the IFA deputy president. Rather, it would pay farmers to chop rather than spray rushes.
Multi-control strategy best for rushes
Farmers attending an on-farm event heard about the best approaches to controlling rushes.
14 September 2022 Northern Ireland
Simmentals to sort out calf ages
The Dealer sees that the Simmental society is showing a little leadership when it comes to calf ages.
7 September 2022 Pedigree
Payment for grassland actions to differ by up to €300/ha
Farmers should familiarise themselves with the conditions of the new schemes as payment rates differ significantly between the actions.
Farmer Writes: tracking time and money
Kieran Sullivan says that he keeps a record of invoices and tracks time spent on the farm every Friday.
22 June 2022 Farmer Writes
Think about water quality before controlling rushes
Rushes need to be kept under control, but it is important to keep water quality in mind when tackling this job.