The Hillsborough research farm managed by Northern Ireland’s Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute (AFBI) in Co Down will publish live data on its ammonia emissions from this autumn, said Dr Elizabeth Magowan, director of AFBI’s sustainable agri-food sciences division.

Magowan told a visit by the Guild of Agricultural journalists last week that a station installed as part of the deployment of 29 new ammonia sensors across Northern Ireland would start recording minute-by-minute gas concentration and weather information this month. “A web application will be rolled out for anybody to see ammonia emissions from Hillsborough at any time,” she said.