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Apple Growing for Cider Production

Irish apples have been grown commercially for over a century and considered a lucrative crop in suitable areas. Decline occurred once we joined the EU in 1973 when tarrifs were lifted from imported apples. Hectarage and number of growers have since reduced and presently there are in the region of 40 specialised growers producing 600 Ha. of apples.

01 November 2005
Type
Factsheet
2 Pages
53KB
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Pig Conference 2005

Pig Conference Proceedings 2005

17 October 2005
Type
Event Proceeding
83 Pages
1,276KB
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Annual Report 2004

To generate and apply new knowledge for the sustainable development of agriculture and the food processing industry to enable it to respond profitably to consumer demands and requirements and contribute to a vibrant rural economy and society.

01 October 2005
Type
Report
87 Pages
12,896KB
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Tuarascáil Bhliantúil 2004 agus Ráitis Airgeadais

Chuig an Aire Talmhaíochta agus Bia De bhun Mír 13 den Acht Talmhaíochta 1988 (Taighde, Oiliúint agus Comhairle). Cuireann Údarás Teagasc a chuid tuarascálacha i láthair don Tréimhse 1 Eanáir 2004 to 31 Nollaig 2004.

01 October 2005
Type
Report
87 Pages
13,779KB
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Wood Fuel: Another market for farm forestry

Spiralling oil prices remind us that we are gradually running out of fossil fuels (oil, coal, etc.) while the burning of these cause serious environmental damage such as global warming.

01 October 2005
Type
Leaflet
6 Pages
969KB
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National Farm Survey Report 2004

The National Farm Survey is designed to collect and analyse information relating to farming activities as its primary objective. Information and data relating to other activities by the household are considered secondary and as such where this information is presented it should be interpreted with caution. For 2004 there are 1194 farms included in the analysis, representing 113,261 farms nationally.

01 August 2005
Type
Report
24 Pages
167KB
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First Thinning in Conifers

What is thinning? Thinning is the removal of a proportion of trees from a forest.This increases the quality and size of the remaining trees, allowing larger commercial timber to grow.

01 June 2005
Type
Leaflet
6 Pages
641KB
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Grey Squirrel Damage of Broadleaves

The grey squirrel was introduced into Ireland in 1911. Since then, its spread has been steady and has contributed to the decline of the protected native red squirrel.The grey squirrel causes serious damage to broadleaf trees.

01 June 2005
Type
Leaflet
6 Pages
391KB
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Deer Damage in Farm Forestry

There are three deer species in Ireland. Red deer is native to Ireland. Sika deer and fallow deer have been introduced.While deer are present in all 32 counties, fallow deer are the most widespread. All three species are capable of inflicting serious damage to trees.

01 June 2005
Type
Leaflet
6 Pages
818KB