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Without farmers, research gathers dust
Jack Kennedy
The challenges around surplus phosphorus, ammonia and methane are particularly important in a Northern Ireland scenario.
UFU pushes back on Muir’s plans for NIEA
The farm lobby organisation has warned that more enforcement will be counterproductive.
Prawn shells can stop algal blooms in NI
Chitosan has binding properties which could be used to treat blue-green algae that has grown in Lough Neagh, a committee of MLAs has been told.
Lough Neagh action plan with Stormont ministers
A report and action plan for Lough Neagh has been finalised by a group of experts led by DAERA.
12 June 2024 Northern Ireland
INHFA survey highlights concerns regarding fertiliser regulations
Just 27% of farmers polled for the INHFA survey described themselves as “very aware” of the new rules.
9 June 2024 News
Major campaign launched to up farmers' focus on water quality
The campaign focuses on eight actions farmers can take to reduce the risk of impacting on water quality.
Government outlines roadmap to AD development
The long-awaited National Biomethane Strategy contains 25 measures aimed at making it easier and viable to produce vast amounts of renewable biomethane gas from agriculturally fed AD plants.
29 May 2024 News
Nutrients remain in Lough Neagh for 40 years
Scientists from the Agri Food and Biosciences Institute spoke about Lough Neagh during an online event last week.
24 April 2024 Northern Ireland
Dairy management: how much fertiliser to spread when the weather improves?
Aidan Brennan looks at the amount of fertiliser that should be applied on grazing ground and silage ground when the weather improves.
10 April 2024 Management
Focus on what you can control
Some common sense on inspections is badly needed at a difficult juncture for the farm sector.
3 April 2024 Viewpoints
No payment limit in new €60m Farming for Water EIP
However, no measures will be funded which are already required under the Good Agricultural Practices regulations.
Confidence to invest in slurry storage hit by derogation cut - Minister
The Minister has recognised the cut from 250kg N/ha across most areas has "undoubtedly" shaken farmer confidence in investing in slurry storage facilities.