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Environment Newsletter - June 2022

Environment Newsletter - June 2022

The latest edition of the Environment newsletter has information on: Dates for your diary; Biodiversity on farmland - Messages from the Teagasc biodiversity stand at Bloom; EIP update - MacGillycuddy Reeks EIP and Message from ASSAP - Controlling rushes

View Environment Newsletter - June 2022 here (PDF)

In this edition:

  • Dates for your diary
    • GLAS
    • REAP
    • AETS courses
  • Biodiversity on farmland - Messages from the Teagasc biodiversity stand at Bloom
    • Biodiversity includes the range of native Irish flora and fauna and the habitats in which they exist.
    • Biodiversity is essential for life on earth – but is in crisis.
    • Pollinators are an important part of our biodiversity – but are in decline.
    • Native species of Irish provenance are best – when planting trees and hedges.
    • Don’t sow – let it grow. Value what is growing wild – part of our native Irish biodiversity.
    • Farmland is important for biodiversity.
    • Do not top escaped hedges and do not let topped hedges escape.
    • Allow individual thorn trees to mature within topped hedges.
    • Cherish our species-rich grasslands.
    • Teagasc Johnstown Castle Open Day – technologies for farms of the future. Tuesday, August 30, 2022 – Environment Research Centre, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford. Practices to enhance on-farm biodiversity will be demonstrated.
  • EIP update - MacGillycuddy Reeks EIP
  • Message from ASSAP - Controlling rushes
    Best practice when using pesticides specific to rush control.