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Swedish royalty impressed by cutting edge research at Marine Institute

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King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden visited the Marine Institute headquarters in Oranmore tlast weekend as part of a three-day state visit.

County Council announces publication of a sustainable agricultural strategy for Mayo

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Mayo County Council, in conjunction with its partners: Teagasc, the Department of Agriculture & Food, the National Parks and Wildlife Service, the Irish Farmers Association and the Irish Natura and Hill Farmers Association, which form the Mayo Agricultural Working Group and the Planning, Environment and Agriculture Strategic Policy Committee - have published a new strategy entitled: “A Sustainable Agricultural Strategy for Mayo”.

Pesticide exceedances on the rise in Mayo

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Exceedances in pesticides are on the increase across Mayo with exceedances detected during 2018 in the Westport Public Water Supply, Newport Water Supply Scheme, Louisburgh Water Supply Scheme and Kiltimagh Water Supply Scheme.

NISO presentation of certificates to successful Athlone based graduates

A number of Athlone based people successfully completed the NISO Health and Safety Certificate Course in Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) and were awarded certification at a presentation held in the Prince of Wales Hotel.

Irish Forest Industries To Double Output And Create Thousands Of Rural Jobs

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Forestry owners, timber contractors and hauliers will earn €288,000,000 in Mayo by 2035

Vital funds allocated to support fodder crisis

Over four million euro has been allocated to a new fodder import support measure, it has been announced by Longford/Westmeath Fine Gael TD, Deputy Peter Burke. This measure is being introduced to reduce the cost to farmers of imported forage (hay, silage, haylage, alfalfa) from outside the island of Ireland.

Robot sub and seabed maps help Marine Institute discover strange new reefs off west coast

Scientists from the Marine Institute have discovered cold water coral reefs at previously unexplored depths off the west coast. The findings came about as part of the latest expedition at the furthest reaches of Irish waters.

Farmers urged to use best practice when spraying pesticides

Exceedances in pesticides have been detected in drinking water sources in Mayo and as a result Irish Water working in partnership with Mayo County Council and the National Pesticides and Drinking Water Action Group (NPDWAG) is appealing to farmers and other users of pesticides to follow the guidelines when applying these substances to their lands.

Forestry: The often over-looked ‘safe investment’

Throughout the years there have been many so called “safe investments”. However, forestry seems to have been overlooked by many until now.

Forestry: The often over-looked ‘safe investment’

Throughout the years there have been many so called “safe investments”. However, forestry seems to have been overlooked by many until now.

 

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