Gene editing ‘latest tool in the toolbox’ for tillage farmers
Barry Murphy
A European plant-breeding expert has warned that crop gene editing will be needed to counteract tillage output decreases created by the EU’s Farm to Fork strategy.
15 June 2022 Business Sense
Pole Pals
Beginning as a transition year mini-company, Pole Pals looks like it will continue in business beyond the school year.
Agri sustainability in Ireland ‘entirely achievable' - VistaMilk
Experts at the SFI research centre said reducing livestock is a ‘flawed’ way to tackle emissions.
RePowerEU plan marks decisive step towards biomethane sector – RGFI
The Renewable Gas Forum of Ireland has welcomed the new EU target for biomethane production of 35 billion cubic metres by 2030.
22 May 2022 News
Flahavan’s – self-sufficient, sustainable and to be celebrated
Siobhan Walsh and Stephen Robb recently visited Flahavan’s Mill, where they learned of the sustainability measures implemented by the company over the years.
18 May 2022 News
Ireland ahead of farm advisory curve - EU evaluation
The evaluation recommended that the administrative burden of delivering farm advice be reduced across the EU to ensure funds allocated to farm advice are fully utilised.
9 May 2022 News
Kompactors doing same job with fewer trailers in Galway
Peter Thomas Keaveney catches up with Galway contractor Paul McAllen one year on from moving to a fleet of HiSpec Kompactor silage trailers to find out how the switch worked out.
20 April 2022 Farm machinery
€10,000 further-study fellowship launched by ASA
The fellowship will grant the successful applicant the opportunity to learn from innovators and experts around the world.
19 April 2022 News
Looking towards increased production of plant-based foods
A recent seminar on plant-based food production in Ireland revealed that there is already quite an amount of activity in this space.
18 April 2022 Crops
ICOS, Dairygold and Teagasc awarded for sustainability training programme
A programme to support and train farmers and their advisers as they work to improve farm sustainability will be rolled out to over 2,700 Dairygold farms.
Innovation Arena competition open ahead of Ploughing 2022
The competition winners will have the opportunity to showcase their products and agritech at the Ploughing Championships this September.
11 April 2022 News
SEAI seeks energy innovation proposals for €20m fund
Individuals and groups with research and innovation ideas on how energy can be generated on Irish farms can apply to avail of a €20m Government fund.
6 April 2022 News