Nitrates and Derogation Information Meeting - Ballinhassig, Cork27 January 2023 27 January 2023
Venue Ballinhassig Community Centre, Cork, Eircode T12 PN2X.
Teagasc is hosting a series of Nitrates and Derogation information meetings for farmers and the wider Agri-professional community. These events are nationwide with presentations from local Teagasc staff. There have been a number of changes to the Nitrates Action Plan over the past number of years and these topics will be covered in detail at the meetings.
Join us on Friday, 27th January at 11am in the Ballinhassig Community Centre, Cork, Eircode T12 PN2X for a Nitrates and Derogation Information Meeting.
The issue of water quality and how this is impacting on farming will be addressed by Teagasc ASSAP who will outline the EU Water Framework Directive, National and local water quality.
Changes to the Nitrates Action Plan since 2020 to 2022 will be highlighted and how these changes impact on all farms in the country. Many changes have been made including new soil sampling rules, reduction in chemical fertiliser limits, soiled water storage periods, Low Emission Slurry Spreading (LESS), Dairy Cow banding and Tillage changes.
Derogation requirements for 2022 and 2023 will also be outlined as the cow banding may increase stocking rates on some dairy farms which may push an additional 2,000 farms into derogation in 2023.