ammonia

Defra/UKRI funds project to reduce environmental impact of ammonia emissions from livestock

Defra/UKRI funds project to reduce environmental impact of ammonia emissions from livestock

A new project to reduce the environmental impact of ammonia emissions from livestock has been awarded £600k funding from the...

November 1, 2021

State ‘seriously in breach of international obligations on ammonia emissions’

State ‘seriously in breach of international obligations on ammonia emissions’

Revised data by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “confirms that the state has been underestimating ammonia emissions”, according to one NGO....

June 3, 2021

Protected urea gets a clean bill of health – thankfully

Protected urea gets a clean bill of health – thankfully

The significance of last week’s confirmation by Teagasc, that the use of protected urea does not lead to residues appearing...

May 17, 2021

Northern Ireland’s new ammonia action plan to focus on actions that will achieve the most quickest

Northern Ireland’s new ammonia action plan to focus on actions that will achieve the most quickest

A document outlining key measures to tackle ammonia, which is likely to change the shape of Northern Irish farming, is...

March 26, 2021

SES fails to respond to Agriculture Committee summons

SES fails to respond to Agriculture Committee summons

Staff at an influential Stormont committee have said it has been “difficult” to get responses from an environmental planning quango...

February 19, 2021

‘Achieving ammonia reduction targets will represent a challenge for Irish farming’

‘Achieving ammonia reduction targets will represent a challenge for Irish farming’

Over the course of 2019, the environmental goals of the farming and land use sector (including forestry) were progressed in...

October 9, 2020

‘Entirely illogical’: Poots defends decision to intervene over SES ammonia limits

‘Entirely illogical’: Poots defends decision to intervene over SES ammonia limits

Minister Poots has defended his decision to intervene over agricultural planning issues in Northern Ireland. Shared Environmental Services (SES), a...

September 25, 2020

Teagasc develops updated measures to reduce ammonia

Teagasc develops updated measures to reduce ammonia

An updated marginal abatement cost curve (MACC) for ammonia emissions has been published by Teagasc. The publication called ‘An Analysis...

September 24, 2020

Online seminar series to examine the science behind NI’s ammonia woes

Online seminar series to examine the science behind NI’s ammonia woes

A series of three lunchtime webinars will explore the science behind Northern Ireland’s agricultural woes with ammonia. Run by the...

September 18, 2020

Held to Ransom: £2.3 million to run NI’s controversial environmental planning quango

Held to Ransom: £2.3 million to run NI’s controversial environmental planning quango

An environmental quango responsible for stalling Northern Ireland agricultural planning applications has burned through £2.3 million pounds of taxpayers’ money...

August 28, 2020

NI agriculture minister and agri committee chairman visit Antrim farms and bogland

NI agriculture minister and agri committee chairman visit Antrim farms and bogland

Northern Ireland’s agriculture minister and agriculture committee chairman made good on promises to meet with farmers to discuss solutions to...

August 12, 2020

Calls for Northern Ireland environmental planning quango to be disbanded

Calls for Northern Ireland environmental planning quango to be disbanded

Ulster Farmers’ Union president Victor Chesnutt has called for an environmental planning quango, which effectively stalled agricultural planning applications in...

August 8, 2020

Poots rejects ammonia threshold at the centre of NI’s agricultural planning row

Poots rejects ammonia threshold at the centre of NI’s agricultural planning row

Northern Ireland’s Minister of Agriculture Edwin Poots has refused to accept a decision made by an environmental quango to lower...

August 5, 2020

‘We want to help resolve ammonia levels issue’

‘We want to help resolve ammonia levels issue’

“We are farmers, scientists and environmentalists too. We want to help resolve the ammonia levels issue,” said two Laois pupils,...

February 8, 2020

New code published to encourage NI farmers to reduce ammonia emissions

New code published to encourage NI farmers to reduce ammonia emissions

Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA) has published extensive guide into how the region’s farmers can...

May 18, 2019

Applications open for Dutch ammonia solutions study trip

Applications open for Dutch ammonia solutions study trip

Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture is offering 16 dairy farmers the opportunity to travel to the Netherlands to learn about...

April 26, 2019

UFU: ‘Genuine partnerships needed to tackle ammonia’

UFU: ‘Genuine partnerships needed to tackle ammonia’

Genuine working partnerships must be at the heart of any plans to tackle ammonia in Northern Ireland, according to the...

December 28, 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