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Environment Newsletter - February 2021

Environment Newsletter - February 2021

Get the latest information & advice from the Teagasc Environment team in this month's newsletter. It includes: Dates for your diary; Think before you plant a new hedge; Message from ASSAP - Don’t lose any fertiliser you spread; & Message from Signpost Programme - Now is the time for climate action.

View Environment Newsletter - February 2021 here (PDF)

In this month's edition:

  • Dates for your diary
    From February 1 - Farmers in all regions can spread chemical and organic fertiliser but only if conditions are right.
    From March 1 - End of the hedge-cutting season
  • Think before you plant a new hedge
    When thinking of planting a new hedge, you must first decide if you want a hedge with a dense base that will be regularly topped or if you want a line of trees that will never be topped.
  • Message from ASSAP - Don’t lose any fertiliser you spread
    How to improve nutrient utilisation and minimise losses?
  • Message from Signpost Programme - Now is the time for climate action
    Just before Christmas, the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) published the Ag Climatise road map, with a stated aim of delivering on the ambition of the 2019 Climate Action Plan and the development of a climate neutral food system by 2050.