Productivity increases best way to reduce livestock emissions - Mitloehner
Anne O'Donoghue
Professor Frank Mitloehner outlined the top measures to reduce emissions from livestock farming globally.
22 May 2024 News
US scheme pays farmers €25/ac to plant cover crops
Farmers in the US are being paid for implementing regenerative farming practices. Siobhán Walsh reports from Illinois in the US.
22 May 2024 News
Farming for Water potential to have ‘huge reach’
Lead on Farming for Water Mairead Whitty, said the EIP needs to draw on relationships with the project’s many partners.
Rainfall up 15% in 2023 due to climate change
If warming reaches 2°C, it is predicted rainfall that can saturate soils will happen one in every 13 years, a study from a group of leading climate scientists has said.
22 May 2024 News
Motion-sensor cameras capture elusive wildlife species on Footprint Farms
Selecting a winning photo was no easy task due to the rich diversity of wildlife captured on camera, writes Emma Hart.
Government to launch major review of wildlife legislation in summer
An extensive public consultation on the review of Ireland’s wildlife legislation is to open in mid-June.
Majority of Ireland’s bathing waters of 'high standard'
The Environmental Protection Agency has published the Bathing Water Quality in Ireland report for 2023.
New platform launched to trade farm carbon
Management at ConnectGreen claim to have 2,000 acres on their books, and plenty of multinational demand for the carbon and biodiversity credits.
15 May 2024 News
Farmland to escape rewetting firing line
Farmers will not have to rewet any land to meet immediate climate targets.
Timing crucial for water quality when applying fertiliser - Burgess
When it comes to putting out phosphorus or slurry, timing could be more important than the amount spread, a Lakeland Dairies farm walk heard.
Pedigree cattle and pollinators in Kildare
The Pollinators EIP Project is a valuable reminder of the role farmers play in integrating biodiversity into farming practice, writes Brendan Dunford.
Tricky season means plenty of tricky decisions
There are a lot of decisions to be made in both winter and spring crops at present from aphicides to fungicides, writes Siobhán Walsh.
15 May 2024 Husbandry