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ASSAP advisors visit Timoleague

The Agricultural Sustainability Support and Advisory Programme (ASSAP) is a newly established team of dedicated farm advisors and catchment scientists that will be working closely with farmers to improve water quality.

As part of their training on the 20th November, the group visited the Timoleague catchment and nearby Teagasc Clonakilty Agricultural College in Co Cork. The focus of the day was the reduction of nitrogen losses on free draining soils and development of practical solutions for farmers. In addition to catchment staff, Philip Murphy and Eoin McAleer presented some findings from their own particular research work. Both Philip and Eoin are scientists with the Waters and Communities Office catchment teams that will assess streams in priority areas to identify pressures. In the below picture, Philip (with hat) and Eoin are showing Timoleague catchment vulnerability maps and discussing nitrogen loss pathways.

Waters & Communities staff Philip Murphy (with hat) and Eoin McAleer showing a Timoleague catchment vulnerability map and discussing nitrogen loss pathways.