Northern Ireland
New solutions for agroforestry on NI farms
David Wright
Electric wire might be the answer to protecting young trees from grazing animals and wildlife.
12 September 2022 Forestry
New vision for Irish forestry to 2050 launched
Minister of State Pippa Hackett has launched a vision for Ireland’s trees, woods and forests until 2050.
25 August 2022 News
Project Woodland fails to make any progress - IFA
Project Woodland gave few recommendations to improve the forestry licensing system or to address the concerns of farmers, says the IFA.
Letter regarding the proposed new forestry programme
"What is being planned will affect us all for the next 30 to 50 years. We need to get the plan right." - Simon White, chair, LTWO and national IFA forestry committee member.
24 August 2022 Letters
Farmers should scrutinise ACRES measures and do a cost-benefit analysis
There is a big variation in the amount of money farmers will be able to pocket from ACRES depending on the type of measure and cost of complying.
24 August 2022 Schemes
Editorial: rewarding farmers for continuous improvement
There must be some way found to incentivise rather than discourage farmers that are committed to continuously enhancing the environmental aspects of their farms.
24 August 2022 Viewpoints
Bord na Móna moves to plant trees on former bog
Currently around 4,700ha of Bord na Móna land is planted with conifer trees.
17 August 2022 Forestry
Payment rates for ACRES revealed
The Department of Agriculture has released its proposed payment rates for those participating in ACRES.
Payment rates for ACRES revealed
Farmers who take up low emission slurry spreading (LESS) will be paid €1.20/m3 per year, while if you carry out minimum tillage, the payment rate will be €40/ha/year.
10 August 2022 Schemes
ACRES: the measures which farmers will be paid for
Darren Carty takes a look at some of the measures farmers will be required to carry out under the new ACRES. Payment rates under the scheme are expected to be published soon.
3 August 2022 Schemes
Farming can be the solution in emissions reduction
Agricultural land can store carbon in the soil, trees and hedgerows to offset emissions produced by the industry.
3 August 2022 Footprint Farmers
Planning approved for 190ac solar farm in Roscommon
A large solar farm outside Athlone, Co Roscommon, is the latest to be granted planning permission following a number of other applications elsewhere across the country.