Using Small Scale Anaerobic Digestion Plants on Dairy Farms to Reduce GHG Emissions and Potential to Improve Farm Profitability. With Ireland expected to reduce its agriculture Greenhouse Gas emissions by up to 30% by 2030, drastic measures need to be taken by not only farmers, but by the government too. Ireland failed to reach its… Continue reading Small Scale Anaerobic Digestion on Dairy Farms in Ireland
Using Cover crops in arable farming to improve soil health and prevent leaching. Using cover crops in arable farming is a viable long-term strategy that has the ability to improve soil health and reduce the effects of soil deterioration. Cover cropping creates an agroecosystem distinct from bare fallow, as a result, the microbiome responds to… Continue reading Cover Crops: A Long-Term Strategy
Should Irelands Ruminant Livestock Production be Culled Even Though it is One of The Most Sustainable in The World? (O’Mara, et al., 2021) examines the sustainability of ruminant livestock in Ireland. This paper looks at current sustainability in ruminant livestock, environmental characteristics of the ruminant livestock, policy and targets set for Irish agriculture and possible… Continue reading The Sustainability of Ruminant Livestock Production in Ireland
Using Biofertilizers to improve soil fertility and replace chemical fertilizers for increased agriculture sustainability. Previous and current farming methods have led to the degradation of the environment, soil fertility to drop, which has necessitated the development of long-term initiatives to prevent this further. With growing population and demand for safe, nutritious food globally, sustainable agriculture… Continue reading Use of Biofertilizers for Agricultural Sustainability
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