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Nitrates derogation and potential outcomes

As of January 1st, 2024, Irish derogation farmers will be permitted to use 220kg of organic nitrogen per hectare, a reduction from the current limit of 250kg/ha. This was confirmed to Minister for Agriculture, Charlie McConalogue on September 6th following a meeting...

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Carbon Farming: Part of a more progressive future

Carbon Farming, which has been identified by the European Commission as a key element within an enhanced EU commitment to Regenerative Farming, forms part of a wider suite of measures which aims to restore ecosystems and biodiversity. The release of carbon dioxide,...

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Autumn Reseeding – timing is everything

Timing is critical when it comes to Autumn reseeding. Planning is of the essence and may prove somewhat more pronounced this year given the drought/near drought conditions experienced throughout the island in late May/early June. Reseeding in Autumn presents more...

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The Nitrates Directive and Ireland’s Derogation

Ireland's Nitrates Directive The drive for more environmentally friendly farm practices has been a central plank of European Union policy for over 30 years. The Nitrates Directive, which was established in 1991, promotes sound farm practice and is designed to ensure...

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Sustainable Vs Regenerative Agriculture

The terms "sustainable agriculture" and "regenerative agriculture" are frequently used, but what do they actually mean and what is the difference? The desire to regenerate, or renew, the productivity and growth capacity of whatever is being restored is the primary...

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Autumn Grazing and Soil Management

The key objective of autumn grazing is to extend the grazing season to maximise the number of days at grass. This will reduce pressure on feed costs and slurry storage costs. Autumn is considered the start of a new grazing year. How we manage our grass from now until...

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Terra Range Trialled on Barley, Wheat and Grassland

At Target Fertilisers we are fully aware of how farmers are taking a more sustainable approach to farming and the most efficient use of Nitrogen (N) to boost grass and crop yields. Often the applied N is not all used by the plant and ends up being lost to the...

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Managing your silage crop in 2022

Making silage of high quality will ensure good daily weight gain on weanlings, cut down on meal input for finishing cattle and also increase milk output in dairy cows. The decisions made in the next number of weeks on farm will determine the cost of production for up...

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