Environment

Energia plans €100m investment as Tipperary wind farm nears completion

Energia plans €100m investment as Tipperary wind farm nears completion

Energy provider Energia has today announced its total investment in renewable energy in Ireland will be in excess of €100m,...

November 4, 2013

Silage pits open across the country

Silage pits open across the country

Farmers nationwide will be pulling back the covers on their silage pits this week. This is on the back of...

November 4, 2013

Solid fuel diversification catches fire

Solid fuel diversification catches fire

The View from Northern Ireland: Stepping Stone Timber Products is a farm diversification business established by the Armstrong family, close to...

November 4, 2013

Grasstec: Increased appetite = increased grass utilisation = reduced soil damage

Grasstec: Increased appetite = increased grass utilisation = reduced soil damage

COMMENT: The continued heavy rainfall has led to a huge change in ground conditions as heavy pre-grazing covers are now...

November 3, 2013

Dealing with hazardous waste on your farm

Dealing with hazardous waste on your farm

A new pilot bring centre for farm hazardous waste at six locations around the country during November is under way....

November 1, 2013

Second hedgerow ash dieback case confirmed

Second hedgerow ash dieback case confirmed

A second ash hedgerow site infected with Ash Dieback (Chalara fraxinea) has been found in County Tipperary the Department of...

October 29, 2013

A measured approach

A measured approach

The View from Northern Ireland: As ground conditions start to deteriorate on beef farms and cattle are housed for the...

October 25, 2013

8,800 farmers to receive Nitrates texts

8,800 farmers to receive Nitrates texts

The Department of Agriculture has confirmed to AgriLand that it plans to issue approximately 8,800 text messages tomorrow to those...

October 24, 2013

IFA to push for Government commitment on next Rural Development Programme

IFA to push for Government commitment on next Rural Development Programme

An Irish Farmers Association (IFA) spokesman has confirmed to AgriLand that the clock is ticking with regard to the development...

October 24, 2013

Vigilance is key with Johne’s disease, NI expert

Vigilance is key with Johne’s disease, NI expert

“Johne’s disease is often described as the odd one out in terms of infectious diseases on farms. This is due...

October 23, 2013

Fish sustainability in the spotlight

Fish sustainability in the spotlight

Scientific research on the vulnerabilities of forage fish was discussed at the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine...

October 17, 2013

Leading the way in horticulture

Leading the way in horticulture

The View from Teagasc: Teagasc,the Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority, recently launched its ‘Road Maps to Better Farming 2020’, which included...

October 17, 2013

Slurry deadline today

Slurry deadline today

The slurry spreading season comes to an end today.  The deadline holds little fear for farmers this year when compared...

October 14, 2013

Concern over compulsory purchase of forestry in new laws

Concern over compulsory purchase of forestry in new laws

New forestry legislation is under way. Minster of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine, Deputy Tom Hayes...

October 14, 2013

IFA confirms significant wind farm uptake

IFA confirms significant wind farm uptake

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) has secured the best possible wind farm development negotiations for farmers across Ireland and it...

October 9, 2013

Significant ash dieback find in Leitrim as outbreak spreads

Significant ash dieback find in Leitrim as outbreak spreads

“Ireland has been exposed and it could have been contained.” These were the strong words of Irish Farmer Association (IFA)...

October 7, 2013

Give tanks a final check in preparation for the closed spreading period

Give tanks a final check in preparation for the closed spreading period

The View from Northern Ireland: Recent weather and field conditions have provided an excellent opportunity for livestock farmers to spread any...

October 4, 2013

‘Grasping the nettle’ that is farm succession

‘Grasping the nettle’ that is farm succession

Alan Jagoe, from the European Council of Young Farmers (ECOYF), has told AgriLand that agriculture must grasp the nettle that...

October 4, 2013