Duration 3 years Team and Leader Dr Ferris Organisations Involved AFBI Hillsborough Background and Summary Timescale Benefits Details to follow  

Duration 3 years Team and Leader PhD Hazel Gilmore Organisations Involved Queens University Belfast & AFBI Hillsborough Background and Summary Timescale Benefits Details to follow

Duration 2 Years Team and Leader Dr Conrad Ferris, AFBI Stormont Organisations Involved AgriSearch (Lead Industry Partner & co-funder), DARD Research Challenge Fund (Co-Funder), AFBI - Hillsborough (Research Partner) Background and Summary The project involves a research team comprising 9 Northern Ireland dairy producers, in partnership with AFBI scientists.  The project will seek to develop management tools to accurately monitor Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions from dairy systems at individual farm level, and evaluate a key mitigation strategy within an on-farm research project.   The...

Duration 2 years Team and Leader J.P. Frost and T.W.J. Keady Organisations involved ARINI, Hillsborough; Environmental Science Division, DARD Background and Summary Under EC Council Directive 91/676/EEC, Nitrate Vulnerable Zones (NVZ) have been designated in catchment areas in the British Isles where nitrate from agricultural land is reported to be a source of pollution of watersources. Within NVZ the application of N from animal manures must be less than 250 kg/ha total N each year over the area of grass on the farm, and 210 kg/ha total N averaged over the area not in grass....

Duration 2 months - Completion date May 2005 Team and Leader M Porter, C Ferris, T Yan and C S Mayne Organisations iInvolved Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland Background and Summary Under the Proposed Action Programme Measures for the protection of Northern Ireland's Waters, in response to the EU Nitrates Directive, a single value of 91 kg manure N output per dairy cow per annum has been adopted for Northern Ireland. However, there is evidence from the Agricultural Research Institute of Northern Ireland that in some production systems, particularly low input...