ammonia

Ammonia guideline cheat sheet: What you need to know

Ammonia guideline cheat sheet: What you need to know

The Government has launched a Code of Good Agricultural Practice for reducing farm ammonia emissions today. The code is not a...

July 27, 2018

Defra to invest £3 million in tackling ammonia emissions from farming

Defra to invest £3 million in tackling ammonia emissions from farming

The Government has published a new guide today setting out the steps farmers, advisors and contractors can take to reduce ammonia...

July 27, 2018

Farmers urged to plan ahead to meet impending ammonia regulations

Farmers urged to plan ahead to meet impending ammonia regulations

With ammonia regulations set to be enforced from as early as 2020, dairy and beef farmers are being encouraged to...

July 17, 2018

Ammonia becoming sticking point in planning again

Ammonia becoming sticking point in planning again

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) says ammonia is fast becoming a “major stumbling block” for the future development of agriculture...

June 30, 2018

NI’s ammonia woes under fire at UK level

NI’s ammonia woes under fire at UK level

Ammonia levels in Northern Ireland have come under scrutiny at UK level in a draft Government report which is out...

June 12, 2018

UK launches new clean air strategy – with clamp-down on ammonia emissions

UK launches new clean air strategy – with clamp-down on ammonia emissions

The UK Government has today (Tuesday, May 22) published a new strategy to cut air pollution in the coming years...

May 22, 2018

DAERA outlines progress in tackling ammonia

DAERA outlines progress in tackling ammonia

Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has published a report outlining its progress on ammonia. The...

May 8, 2018

Ammonia deadlock: Department to process 100 applications this month

Ammonia deadlock: Department to process 100 applications this month

Good news is on the horizon for those behind the 100 farm planning applications caught up in the ammonia deadlock....

May 3, 2018

NIEA chief admits ammonia is becoming ‘the new nitrates’

NIEA chief admits ammonia is becoming ‘the new nitrates’

A response to the ammonia consultation held earlier this year is expected imminently, with a working action plan set to...

April 26, 2018

Tier 2 delays and ammonia fears stalling farm investment

Tier 2 delays and ammonia fears stalling farm investment

Delays in the Tier 2 grant scheme and fears of falling foul of tightened ammonia limits have put many Northern...

April 16, 2018

Queen’s University researchers exploring ‘molecular sponge’ solution for ammonia emissions

Queen’s University researchers exploring ‘molecular sponge’ solution for ammonia emissions

Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have partnered with the region’s agri-food industry to develop a ‘green’ solution to the problem...

February 12, 2018

‘Ditching CAN to tackle ammonia could do more damage than good’

‘Ditching CAN to tackle ammonia could do more damage than good’

Ditching calcium ammonium nitrate (CAN) in favour of stabilised urea – as outlined in ammonia recommendations earlier this year could...

February 12, 2018

Department accused of using ‘flawed science’ to measure NI ammonia emissions

Department accused of using ‘flawed science’ to measure NI ammonia emissions

Getting a true picture of ammonia emissions in Northern Ireland remains one of the “biggest challenges” for the agri-food industry...

January 22, 2018

Ammonia plan to be completed within 12 months – but legislative changes will need a minister

Ammonia plan to be completed within 12 months – but legislative changes will need a minister

A formal ammonia plan for tackling Northern Ireland’s spiralling emissions is expected to be completed before the end of the...

January 11, 2018

‘Ammonia recommendations highlight need to work together’

‘Ammonia recommendations highlight need to work together’

Department officials have said the ammonia recommendations made this week highlight the “need for the government and agri-food sector to...

January 5, 2018

Ammonia deadlock stalling farm planning applications but ‘no one thought to tell farmers’

Ammonia deadlock stalling farm planning applications but ‘no one thought to tell farmers’

Northern Ireland’s environment agency (NIEA) is understood to have put a virtual deadlock on many major farm building projects because...

January 4, 2018

Ammonia action ‘urgently needed on every farm’

Ammonia action ‘urgently needed on every farm’

A working group commissioned by Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture has published several recommendations to curb the problem of excess...

January 4, 2018