Climate and environment
Top tips for increasing biodiversity on your farm
Ellen Durkin
Autumn is an important time for wildlife as they prepare for the winter, so it is recommended that farmers hold off hedge cutting until later in the season.
14 September 2022 Viewpoints
Dempsey at Large: a lot to be learned from NZ position on methane
The New Zealand government's treatment of methane in relation to climate targets should serve as a model for Irish policymakers.
14 September 2022 Footprint Farmers
Coppicing upside-down toilet brush hedges
Coppicing hedgerows can help to rejuvenate the plants and create hedgerows good for stockproofing, carbon storage and biodiversity.
Organic area expected to ‘increase significantly’ from October – Department
The Teagasc Signpost programme held its 125th webinar on Friday morning, focusing on organics.
9 September 2022 News
The hedge-cutting contractor doesn’t always know best
It’s important to manage hedgerows properly so that they can work well for stock-proofing, shelter, carbon storage and biodiversity.
7 September 2022 Footprint Farmers
How will ACRES work for tillage farmers?
The new ACRES schemes offer many options designed for tillage farmers but will they be taken up?
7 September 2022 Husbandry
Hedgerow Week: hedgerow management events this week
There are a number of events taking place this week to mark National Hedgerow Week.
29 August 2022 News
Farmers should prolong hedgerow cutting as long as possible - Hackett
Teagasc's Hedgerow Week will take place from 26 August to 2 September.
27 August 2022 News
Exploring the benefits of agroforestry in west Cork
Skibbereen agroforest integrates agriculture and forestry where sheep, grass, timber and fruit production is combined.
24 August 2022 Forestry
Hedgerow week kicks off on Friday
Hedgerows are extremely important on farms as they provide habitats and shelter for animals as well as taking in carbon from the atmosphere.
Farmers should scrutinise ACRES measures and do a cost-benefit analysis
There is a big variation in the amount of money farmers will be able to pocket from ACRES depending on the type of measure and cost of complying.
24 August 2022 Schemes
Farmers wanted to save lesser horseshoe bat
Traditional farm buildings, farm hedgerows and tree planting will all have a role in the conservation of the lesser horseshoe bat, says the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
11 August 2022 News