Fertilisers

UK government launches consultation on restricting use of solid urea fertilisers

UK government launches consultation on restricting use of solid urea fertilisers

The UK government has launched a consultation seeking views on reducing ammonia emissions from solid urea fertilisers used for growing...

November 4, 2020

Is there a hint of hypocrisy in the new ‘deal’ for Irish and European farmers?

Is there a hint of hypocrisy in the new ‘deal’ for Irish and European farmers?

Is the EU Commission’s plan to simply import from countries in which food is not produced ‘sustainably’ and to turn...

May 24, 2020

‘Northern dairy farmers should not have to cut production’

‘Northern dairy farmers should not have to cut production’

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) is not supporting calls for dairy farmers in Northern Ireland to cut back production levels,...

February 7, 2016

Irish farmers top EU spend on fertilisers

Irish farmers top EU spend on fertilisers

Fertilisers account for more of Irish farmers spend on inputs than any other farmers in EU Member States, according to...

September 17, 2015

CF Industries and OCI merge to make giant fertiliser company

CF Industries and OCI merge to make giant fertiliser company

CF Industries Inc. has bought OCI NV’s North American, European and Global Distribution businesses for €8 billion, including debt. The merger...

August 7, 2015

The US has approved a drone to spray crops with pesticides

The US has approved a drone to spray crops with pesticides

A drone in the US has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to carry fertilisers and pesticides to...

May 14, 2015

IFA calls for an immediate suspension of EU fertiliser import duties

IFA calls for an immediate suspension of EU fertiliser import duties

The IFA is to ask the European Commission to suspend all EU fertiliser import duties with immediate effect, according to...

May 6, 2015

EU fertiliser industry says its pricing structures are open and transparent

EU fertiliser industry says its pricing structures are open and transparent

The EU fertiliser industry has no case to answer, where farm gate prices are concerned, according to Jacob Hansen, the...

May 2, 2015

Hogan pushes for formal investigation into fertiliser prices

Hogan pushes for formal investigation into fertiliser prices

EU Agriculture Commissioner Phil Hogan has written formally to his counterpart in the Competition directorate – Alexander Italianer – expressing...

March 29, 2015

Unacceptable that fertiliser prices are rising as energy prices fall – Phil Hogan

Unacceptable that fertiliser prices are rising as energy prices fall – Phil Hogan

It is not acceptable that in the context of energy prices falling considerably in recent months there are proposals to...

January 19, 2015