Nitrates

Call for review of grassland ploughing ban on derogation farms

Call for review of grassland ploughing ban on derogation farms

The Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) has claimed that a new nitrates derogation condition is causing “significant concern” for farmers. Under...

May 14, 2022

Nitrates programme must not ‘undermine beef merit’ of dairy-beef calves

Nitrates programme must not ‘undermine beef merit’ of dairy-beef calves

The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) has said that the draft Nitrates Action Programme (NAP), published today (Tuesday,...

December 14, 2021

Draft Nitrates Action Programme includes new slurry management period

Draft Nitrates Action Programme includes new slurry management period

The Draft Nitrates Action Programme (NAP) which has been published by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM),...

December 14, 2021

Draft nitrates programme published and consultation launched

Draft nitrates programme published and consultation launched

Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien and Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue have...

December 13, 2021

Nitrates declaration forms must be submitted soon

Nitrates declaration forms must be submitted soon

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) is reminding farmers that nitrates declaration forms must be submitted before...

December 3, 2021

Manure export records deadline ‘should be extended’

Manure export records deadline ‘should be extended’

The Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers’ Association (ICMSA) has said that farmers in derogation need an extension on the deadline for...

October 28, 2021

‘The pace of change is not enough’ to protect water quality

‘The pace of change is not enough’ to protect water quality

The European Commission has warned that nitrates are “still causing harmful pollution to water” in the EU and that the...

October 12, 2021

Weather has the biggest impact on nitrogen leaching

Weather has the biggest impact on nitrogen leaching

Sustainability is the ‘buzz’ word for agriculture in Ireland at present, and becoming more sustainable and increasing efficiency – particularly...

September 15, 2021

Nitrates reminder: Department webinar on new rules tonight

Nitrates reminder: Department webinar on new rules tonight

An information webinar on proposed changes to rules under the Nitrates Action Programme (NAP) will be held tonight (Monday, September...

September 6, 2021

IFA accuses department of using nitrates review as ‘trojan horse’

IFA accuses department of using nitrates review as ‘trojan horse’

Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) president Tim Cullinan has accused the government of using the Nitrates review as a means of...

September 5, 2021

Soiled water storage could cost farmers €15,000-20,000 for a 100-cow herd

Soiled water storage could cost farmers €15,000-20,000 for a 100-cow herd

Soiled water storage, proposed under the draft of Ireland’s next Nitrates Action Plan (NAP), could end up costing farmers anywhere...

September 2, 2021

DAFM: Error in BEAM letters issued recently to farmers

DAFM: Error in BEAM letters issued recently to farmers

Letters issued by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) in recent days relating to the Beef Exceptional...

April 26, 2021

Nitrates leaching from tillage lands: What farmers should be aware of

Nitrates leaching from tillage lands: What farmers should be aware of

Getting the balance right between fertiliser application and nitrogen utilisation is vital for farmers growing crops – both from an...

March 25, 2021

Online system launched to record movement of organic manure

Online system launched to record movement of organic manure

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has today (Wednesday, March 10) announced the launch of a new...

March 10, 2021

N and P statements for 2020 available online

N and P statements for 2020 available online

Nitrogen and Phosphorous (N and P) statements for the year 2020 are now available online, the Department of Agriculture, Food...

February 9, 2021

What are the changes to nitrates derogation you should know about?

What are the changes to nitrates derogation you should know about?

Continuous declines in water quality and increases in greenhouse has (GHG) and ammonia emissions will make it more difficult to...

January 30, 2021

EPA: Nitrate concentrations now increasing in nearly half of river and groundwater sites

EPA: Nitrate concentrations now increasing in nearly half of river and groundwater sites

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published the Water Quality Indicators Report 2019 which provides an assessment on Ireland’s surface...

December 15, 2020

Farmers reminded to submit nitrates records before end of year

Farmers reminded to submit nitrates records before end of year

Farmers are being reminded to submit completed Nitrates Records forms for the movement of organic fertiliser; temporary movement of animals;...

December 4, 2020