Crops - Cereals
Ireland is a net importer of cereal grains, but there is a very specialised and efficient group of growers producing grain in Ireland for the home market. Spring Barley is the most popular cereal crop grown by farmers and is used for the malting, seed and feed industries in the country. Winter wheat, winter barley and winter and spring oats are the other important grain crops produced for the agri-food industry.
The Teagasc Advisory Specialists and Business and Technology advisers provide a comprehensive support service for commercial growers around the country. They are supported through the Crops Research programme at Oak Park, Carlow. The main areas of research are crop bioscience, plant biotechnology, plant pathology and entomology and plant breeding.
Teagasc offer a range of Education and Training courses for those interested in cereal production. These are available through the college network and through the local Teagasc advisory offices.
To find the media contact for Cereals, please visit our media contacts section.