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Let’s have crop regulation but don’t block science
Jack Kennedy
Our farmers are expected to change to using less nutrients and sprays almost overnight.
Tullamore Farm testing the peas and cereal combi-crop mix
Kelsey Daly looks at growing a combi-crop mix on Tullamore Farm for high protein silage while reducing the nitrogen input on the farm.
12 June 2024 News
Lidl welcomes Agrifood regulator
Lidl commit to full transparency with the Agrifood Regulator as they pilot a sustainable beef programme
Farmers are 100% committed to water quality - ICOS
The ICOS president said that 'nobody can accuse farmers and their co-operatives of not taking action to protect water quality'.
12 June 2024 News
Tirlán to host ‘Farming for the Future’ farm walk and talk
The farmer-focused event will include tips and advice from experts from Tirlán, Teagasc and leading organisations.
11 June 2024 News
ATU project looks to revolutionalise agricultural practices
The project launched by ATU and Sligo County Council, aims to allow farmers to optimise productivity while minimising carbon emissions.
10 June 2024 News
President calls for shift away from over-reliance on chemical farm inputs
The President was critical of food waste and rising obesity in the developed world when billions remain malnourished.
7 June 2024 News
Energy and Farm Diversification Show to take place on 18 July
Minister McConalogue has launched the Energy and Farm Diversification Show 2024, which will take place on Thursday 18 July at Gurteen Agricultural College.
6 June 2024 News
Straight from the 'Horse’s Mouth' in Co Sligo
“The practical knowledge and experience of farmers is an undervalued and underutilised resource in tackling current challenges like building nature back into farm enterprises” writes Brendan Dunford
Irish emissions reduction stagnates
The latest EPA report tells us that we are not moving fast enough to achieve the level of reduction in emissions that we have legislated for.
Pressure likely to remain on wool prices in 2024
Scotch or grey wool is forecast to remain at just 5c/kg to 10c/kg, while the general price expected for lowland wool is 15c/kg to 20c/kg or a “touch extra”, according to Vincent Pierce.
2 June 2024 Markets
€63m Dublin AD plant to connect directly to national gas network
An agreement between Gas Networks Ireland and Bia Energy will see renewable biomethane gas from the Bia Energy facility at Huntstown, Co Dublin, injected directly into the gas network.
30 May 2024 News