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The Terra Range: a scientific response to changing demands

Irish farmers are actively addressing the environmentally-linked challenges their industry is facing at both national and European levels. Since January 1st last, 3,000 Irish farmers have been dealing with the reality of working with the revised Nitrates Derogation of...

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Terra Range described as a “win-win” for Irish farmers

Given the environmental obligations facing Irish farmers between now and 2030, adapting to reduced derogation and Nitrogen levels now represents a daily reality. As part of that future, the Terra Range of fertilisers – a collaboration between Target Fertilisers and...

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Soil Sampling: Prepare for Spring 2024

  With 213 different soil types in Ireland, farmers must remain attuned to fertility levels which can, in several instances, vary from field to field. As tillage farmers prepare for Spring 2024, all are required to undertake compulsory soil testing, as set out in the...

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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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