Environment Newsletter - December 2021
The latest edition of the Environment newsletter has information on: Think before you plant!; Planting a new hedge; and a message from Signpost Programme - How big is your carbon footprint?.
View it here: Environment Newsletter - December 2021 (PDF)
In this month's edition:
- Think before you plant!
Are you one of the 600 farmers who opted to plant a hedge in the Results-Based Environment-Agri Pilot Project (REAP)? Or maybe you are one of the many farmers who wish to add a valuable asset to your farm by planting a hedge that will help climate change and biodiversity long into the future, leaving a positive legacy to your farming career?
Before you plant a hedge it is essential to understand how trees and shrubs grow.
- Planting a new hedge
Do you want a hedge with a dense base that will be regularly topped or do you want a line of trees that will never be topped? If you want your new hedge to become a stockproof topped hedge, dense at the base – there are a number of steps to follow.
- Message from Signpost Programme - How big is your carbon footprint?
In order to reduce the carbon emissions on your farm, you need to know what the carbon emissions are. The starting point for many people (54,000 farmers) will be their Bord Bia Farmer Feedback Report.