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  • Holding onto the country’s derogation: Two million water samples over the past nine years, six catchments and 300 farmers; you might not have heard about the Teagasc ACP, but it’s playing a huge role in allowing Ireland to hold onto its nitrates derogation. Information is crucial in securing this derogation and that’s exactly what the ACP provides – lots and lots of information. More in this Agriland article
  • Joe Doyle: Not your average tillage farmer; he installed a robot on his farm in 2014. The land on Joe’s Castledockerell-based holding isn’t stony and the robot wasn’t bought to pick stones. Balancing cereal and milk production in the Castledockerell catchment. More in this AgriLand article
  • The EPA Catchments newsletter features science and stories about the different ways we all work together to care for Ireland’s water ways. In a short article, the Spring 2018 issue highlights the launch of the ACP twitter account and the nearly decade long-work of the programme. The entire newsletter is available at catchments.ie
  • Johnstown Castle Dairy BEEF 2019: Although Irish water is among the best in Europe, there are strong reasons for farmers to work towards improving it. It is possible to have both better water quality and economic performance and more information on some farmer actions is available on pages 100-101 in this booket.
  • Weather and soil type have a significant influence on the nitrate concentration in water. In 2018 there was prolonged drought in Ireland which had a marked influence on stream nitrate levels and findings from the Ballycanew catchment are discussed in this Moorepark19 Open Day booklet on pages 116-117.


TResearch aims to widely disseminate  the important scientific work being undertaken in Teagasc and in other collaborating research institutions. While the primary aim is to communicate Teagasc research, the magazine also aims to improve the public awareness and understanding of agri-food research generally.



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