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Nitrates and Derogation Information Meetings

Tractor Spreading LESS

Teagasc is hosting a series of Nitrates and Derogation information meetings for farmers and the wider Agri-professional community. These events are nationwide with presentations from local Teagasc staff. There have been a number of changes to the Nitrates Action Plan over the past number of years and these topics will be covered in detail at the meetings.

View the dates and venues of the meetings here

The issue of water quality and how this is impacting on farming will be addressed by Teagasc ASSAP who will outline the EU Water Framework Directive, National and local water quality.

Changes to the Nitrates Action Plan since 2020 to 2022 will be highlighted and how these changes impact on all farms in the country. Many changes have been made including new soil sampling rules, reduction in chemical fertiliser limits, soiled water storage periods, Low Emission Slurry Spreading (LESS), Dairy Cow banding and Tillage changes.

Derogation requirements for 2022 and 2023 will also be outlined as the cow banding may increase stocking rates on some dairy farms which may push an additional 2,000 farms into derogation in 2023.

See dates and venues below 

Tuesday, 7th February  |  8pm

Mount Errigal Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal - Teagasc/Aurivo event

Wednesday, 8th February  |  7.30pm

Donegans Monasterboice Inn, Monasterboice Co Louth. Eircode: A92 A59E

Wednesday, 8th February  |  7.30pm

Drystock Webinar with signing hosted by Wicklow/Carlow/Wexford Region This webinar will be translated live into ISL by an Irish Sign Language interpreter

Thursday, 9th February  |  7:30pm

Ardboyne Hotel, Navan, Co. Meath Eircode: C15 C9YA 

Thursday, 9th February  |  7:30pm

Dairy Webinar hosted by Wicklow/Carlow/Wexford Region