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Tillage
Ireland won’t grow gene edited, but will consume GM crops
Siobhán Walsh
Gene editing is different to genetic modification and according to a UCC lecturer and researcher, could reduce crop inputs, increase yields and improve safety.
17 June 2024 Climate and environment
Nature Restoration Law finalised by EU ministers
Ireland now has legally-binding targets for restoring nature after ministers gave the law its final seal of approval.
16 June 2024 News
Main crops area down 2%, cereals down 4%
At this year’s Goldcrop open days crop area estimates were provided - and the outlook is better than expected.
Tillage: buffers, liebacks and changes to ACRES rules
There are a lot of rules for tillage farmers to follow to protect water quality and more changes to ACRES rules.
15 June 2024 Nitrates
River nitrates target is an ‘impossible bar’ for some
The EPA target of river nitrates levels of less than 4mg/l or 8mg/l for high and good quality water quality are very difficult to attain, according to Teagasc water catchment expert Eddie Burgess.
12 June 2024 News
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 Footprint Farmers
‘No significant change’ in water quality – EPA
The EPA's programme manager Mary Gurrie has said that its latest report shows that 'more action is needed to achieve our legally binding water quality objectives'.
12 June 2024 News
EPA results don’t bode well for derogation case - Teagasc specialist
The EPA target of river nitrates levels of less than 4mg/l or 8mg/l for high and good-quality water quality are very difficult to attain, according to Teagasc water catchment expert Eddie Burgess.
12 June 2024 News
Public should decide on farmland use, conference hears
Speaking at a land use conference supported by the Department of Agriculture, ecologist Pádraic Fogarty said others should decide how farmers land is used.
5 June 2024 News
Nature conservationists 'not engaged enough' with farmers
Barry O’Donoghue of the National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) made the comments at a conference on land use in Co Clare.
5 June 2024 News
Removal of farmland from production tops rewetting concerns
While many farmers surveyed who expressed views against rewetting were completely opposed to the measure, some found it acceptable if only rolled out on marginal farmland or on State lands.
5 June 2024 Climate and environment
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
5 June 2024 Footprint Farmers