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Investment funds help fuel soaring forest demand
Declan O’Brien
Gresham House has confirmed that its Irish Strategic Forestry Fund has purchased close to 13,000ac of mature and semi-mature plantations.
12 June 2024 Forestry
Forestry licences well below targets
Early midterm forestry review needed to address the dismal afforestation returns and disappointing felling licences as presented in dashboard data, writes Donal Magner.
9 June 2024 Forestry
Over 1,700ha of forestry approved for planting
Figures from the Department of Agriculture show that 531ha of forestry has been planted to date this year.
Mixed crops, BYDV levels and yield potential in Louth
When the Irish Farmers Journal visited Co Louth last week we saw a huge mix of crops from good to poor.
22 May 2024 News
Putting land into forestry a ‘big leap’ for landowners - Department boss
Brendan Gleeson said that it is “extremely unlikely” that the 8,000ha forestry target will be met, unless there is “an explosion in demand”.
19 May 2024 Forestry
My Farming Week: Jonathan Kelly, Magilligan, Co Derry
Beef and tillage farmer, Jonathan Kelly, is busy getting the last of his spring crops planted and is undertaking several endurance sporting events.
15 May 2024 News
Planting continues on tillage farms
A survey of agronomists across the country has shown that there are still plenty of crops to be planted, but spraying is generally up to date.
15 May 2024 News
Watch: this week in photos - farmers get on with fieldwork
Our top farming photos from the past week include farmers planting potatoes, feeding and moving stock, sowing grass seed, applying lime, spreading urea, some mart action and more.
12 May 2024 News
Strong demand for Teagasc's forestry clinics
Nearly 500 landowners recently benefited from a one-to-one appointment with a Teagasc forestry adviser. The clinics had a focus on forest creation opportunities for landowners.
9 May 2024 News
Grain prices strengthen as planting continues
Grain prices have been increasing in recent weeks, but took significant jumps in recent days.
8 May 2024 News
Market Digest: stories from around the world
Brief news snippets from Germany, United States, Australia and Brazil.
8 May 2024 World
Forestry plantings remain on the floor
Unless there is a surge in activity between now and December, the total area planted will fall well below 2,000ha again this year.
8 May 2024 News