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Tillage
New research: proving Irish grain has low carbon emissions
Siobhán Walsh
Irish oats are close to carbon neutral, according to new research, and the carbon footprint of Irish grain is likely much lower than estimated.
14 February 2024 Fertilizers
Fertiliser and soil fertility trends
John Carroll, Tirlan, Mark Plunkett, Teagasc and Finbarr O'Regan, DAFM look at the trends for chemical fertiliser in previous years.
7 February 2024 News
The path of trade deals and environmental legislation remains fixed
The future of farming still looks like more competition and more regulation.
Tillage Podcast: payments and counting plants, crops and carbon
On this week’s Tillage Podcast, we have advice for farmers on what to do with poorly established crops.
1 February 2024 News
New NI beef scheme disrupts cattle supplies
The introduction of the headage payments for finishing cattle at younger ages under the Beef Carbon Reduction Scheme, is impacting the supply of animals coming on the market.
31 January 2024 Northern Ireland
Teagasc releases its first carbon footprint figures for Irish grain
The first carbon footprint figures from Teagasc for Irish grain were detailed at the National Tillage conference this week. It’s big news for Irish tillage.
31 January 2024 News
Fewer cattle and a lot more forestry ‘likely’ needed for emissions cuts
Unprecedented levels of afforestation and a reduction in cattle numbers could be needed to reach net zero, according to the EPA-led climate change assessment report.
Profitable land use options 'central' to farm emissions targets
One of the authors of a major EPA-led climate report has stated that the policies that farmers follow are to blame for emissions, not farmers themselves.
Irish grain has much lower carbon footprint than South American maize
This is good news for Irish tillage farmers, who should be able to calculate the carbon footprint of their grain.
31 January 2024 News
Diversification ‘key’ to farming’s share of emissions cuts - Minister Ryan
The Minister for the Environment sees big potential for farmers with anaerobic digestion and forestry.
29 January 2024 News
Cutting national herd ‘likely to be necessary’ for climate - new report
Unprecedented levels of afforestation and a reduction in cattle numbers could be needed to reach net zero, according to the EPA-led climate change assessment report.
No actions put in place to hit Government's tillage land target
The Government has a target to increase tillage area. Yet actions are not supporting this target and are actually contributing to the decline in area.
24 January 2024 News