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Environment Newsletter - June 2021

Environment Newsletter - June 2021

This month's Teagasc Environment newsletter has information and advice on: REAP the benefits; Measures to reduce nutrient and sediment run-off to waters from January 1, 2021; and Message from ASSAP - Protect our bathing waters.

View it here: Environment Newsletter - June 2021 (PDF)

In this month's edition:

  • REAP the benefits
    If you are one of the many farmers who applied for the Results-based Environment-Agri Pilot (REAP) and are fortunate to be accepted – you may be interested to know more. The purpose of REAP is to test the ‘results-based’ approach to agri-environment schemes and to prepare farmers, advisors and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) for the next rural development programme. The duration will be two years: 2021 and 2022.
  • Measures to reduce nutrient and sediment run-off to waters from January 1, 2021
    To reduce nutrient and sediment run-off to waters
    • ISSUE - Bovine exclusion and fencing of watercourses; Water trough (20m from watercourses); Crossing watercourses with cows daily; Farm roads (waters/surface waters)
  • MESSAGE FROM ASSAP - Protect our bathing waters
    In Ireland we are fortunate to have a large number of beaches and lakes that are suitable for bathing purposes, including swimming and water sports. Bathing waters are a great resource to have in the country from a recreational and tourism point of view, and there is great pride in seeing the public availing of these facilities.