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Watch: trees planted to dry out wet field
Derek Robinson
Co Down farmer, Derek Robinson has availed of DAERA’s Small Woodland Grant Scheme
19 May 2024 Forestry
Putting land into forestry a ‘big leap’ for landowners - Department boss
Brendan Gleeson said that it is “extremely unlikely” that the 8,000ha forestry target will be met, unless there is “an explosion in demand”.
9 May 2024 News
Strong demand for Teagasc's forestry clinics
Nearly 500 landowners recently benefited from a one-to-one appointment with a Teagasc forestry adviser. The clinics had a focus on forest creation opportunities for landowners.
Forestry plantings remain on the floor
Unless there is a surge in activity between now and December, the total area planted will fall well below 2,000ha again this year.
8 May 2024 News
No suspension of Scottish log imports - Minister
Minister for Agriculture Charlie McConalogue was responding to a question asking his position on suspending log imports from Scotland due to the presence of the bark beetle there.
4 May 2024 News
Department's advertising spend triples
Last year, the Department spent just shy of €2m on advertising.
1 May 2024 News
Berry winter warning
What does the high prevalence of dandelions present in fields at the moment mean for the weather, The Dealer wonders?
24 April 2024 Dealer
Farmer Writes: biblical rain ceases at last
I’ll never be remembered for a field of cattle or wheat, but I do hope, in a time to come, I may be remembered by my trees writes Gerald Potterton.
24 April 2024 Farmer Writes
Coillte to buy new lands in a ‘responsible way’
Coillte is planning on growing its base by 100,000ha of new forestry over the coming decades.
22 April 2024 Forestry
Five non-livestock jobs to complete before grazing starts
Before grazing starts on suckler farms, there are a few jobs to tick off first. Outlined are five such tasks.
30 March 2024 Management
Letter regarding ACRES planting
"Time to think about the importance of windbreaks for cattle husbandry" - Ger Roarty, Co Donegal.
27 March 2024 Letters
Ireland needs commercial conifers, not small native woodlands - FII
Forest Industries Ireland director Mark McAuley said the growth of Irish forestry has slowed dramatically.
26 March 2024 News