A new leaflet “Minding our Watercourses” jointly produced by Teagasc and Inland Fisheries was launched this week. It emphasised that proper management of farm watercourses, whether large rivers or small streams, is critical to ensuring high levels of biodiversity. Speaking at the launch, Catherine Keena, Teagasc Countryside Management Specialist emphasised the importance of farming in harmony with nature and biodiversity, “The marketing of Irish farm produce relies on our ‘green’ environmental image. Watercourses contribute significantly to biodiversity, often being the most valuable habitat on the farm.”
AgriLand.ie, 04/10/14. Read the full article ‘Farmers play key role in proper management of watercourses‘.