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NIFGA Apple Conference planned

NIFGA Apple Conference planned

Producing consistently high yielding crops of quality Bramley apples year after year is an ongoing challenge for apple growers, requiring close attention to soil nutrition, disease control and other aspects of agronomy and fruit storage.

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Arable conference

Arable conference

The 2020 arable conference will take place on Tuesday 14 January 2020 at CAFRE, Greenmount Campus, Antrim. Please note starting time of 9.00am, and the event will finish at 4pm.

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The group at Michael O'Learys Farm, CEO of Ryanair Airlines.

A successful start

The NW Derry UFU Group have again had another successful year in 2019 under the chairmanship of Alan Hunter with help from vice chairman Mary Hunter.

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Farm innovation visit details

Farm innovation visit details

The Ulster Farmers’ Union is encouraging members to take part in the farm innovation visit, ‘innovations in reducing antibiotic use in rearing dairy bred calves for beef production.’

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New Nutrients Action Programme

New Nutrients Action Programme

Earlier this year, DAERA reached agreement with the European Commission (EC) on a new Nutrients Action Programme (NAP) for Northern Ireland replacing the previous Nitrates Action Programme and Phosphorus (Use in Agriculture) Regulations.

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European Green Deal unveiled by president

European Green Deal unveiled by president

Just ten days after taking office, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen, unveiled her greatly anticipated European Green Deal with the goal of making Europe the first climate-neutral continent, stating that “this is Europe’s man on the moon moment.”

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