Arable

‘Alarming decline’ in soil fertility levels

‘Alarming decline’ in soil fertility levels

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) have noted an “alarming decline” in soil fertility levels, particularly soil phosphorus levels in recent weeks....

August 17, 2013

Tipperary co-op prepares for winter forage storage

Tipperary co-op prepares for winter forage storage

In Focus: Livestock farmers facing  grass and  forage shortages could, in many parts of Ireland , can still sow hybrid...

August 16, 2013

NI fodder taskforce action plan

NI fodder taskforce action plan

A Northern Ireland View: Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill today published an Action Plan agreed by the members of the fodder...

July 18, 2013

This year’s seed crops “may exceed expectations”

This year’s seed crops “may exceed expectations”

The warm weather in recent days has already had an effect on seed crops across the country, with this year’s...

July 12, 2013

Despite bad weather, cereal yields up

Despite bad weather, cereal yields up

 THE VIEW FROM EUROPE: This year total cereal production in the Europe is forecast to be well above 2012 levels and...

July 5, 2013

Ireland passes water quality report

Ireland passes water quality report

A Teagasc report into water quality and farming in six catchment areas has showed positive results. The report on phase...

June 19, 2013

EU to ban bee pesticides from December

EU to ban bee pesticides from December

From December the use of three bee-harming pesticides will be restricted. The EU Commission plans to restrict use of certain...

June 8, 2013

Farmers call for second chance for AEOS

Farmers call for second chance for AEOS

The Department of Agriculture must allow 3,500 farmers already turned down for the AEOS 3 to join the scheme later...

June 8, 2013

€15m machinery deal for Keenan

€15m machinery deal for Keenan

Roll out the red carpet as Keenan has signed a E15m machinery deal with a multimillion Chinese firm. Richard Keenan...

June 6, 2013