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How to Maintain & Improve Water Quality


Eimear Connery and Noel Meehan join Emma-Louise Coffey on this week’s Dairy Edge with an insight into the role of the Teagasc ASSAP programme and the efforts to maintain and improve water quality in Ireland.

Firstly, Noel highlights that agriculture is the biggest land use industry in Ireland and therefore, can have a major impact on water quality status.

Eimear then details the key areas of water flow on farms that is investigated by ASSAP advisors from the farmyard to the farmland and the nutrient management plan.

Even though some farms don’t have a watercourse within the farm or along the boundary, Eimear explains that every farm has the potential for nutrient losses which can be damaging from a water quality perspective.

For more information see Water Quality Week

For more episodes from the Dairy Edge podcast go to the show page at: www.teagasc.ie/thedairyedge