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Professional Certificate in Grassland Production

This 5 day course has been developed to meet the needs of working professionals and recent graduates operating in the field of grassland management.

Ireland is world renowned for its highly efficient and sustainable grassland production systems. Since its inception, Teagasc has invested heavily in research and knowledge transfer programmes  that support innovative grassland management systems.

2019 Course: 8th to 12th April

Certificate in Grassland Production Brochure

Who is this course designed for?

This Professional Certificate in Grassland Production has been developed to meet the needs of working professionals and recent graduates operating in the field of grassland management. The techniques and knowledge gained will allow participants to get exclusive access to Teagasc specialists, advisers and research staff who will provide the necessary knowledge and insights into Ireland’s grassland success story.

Key Facts

Course overview

This course will provide participants with a solid understanding of the fundamentals of grassland production and management. The programme also includes elements to help professionals communicate messages around grassland management. Supporting materials will include lecture notes, handbooks, worksheets and templates. The course will also include a number of farm walks and practical demonstration of grassland management techniques. The following topics will be delivered in both classroom and in the field. will cover the following areas:

  • Grass physiology
  • Sward composition
  • Economics of grass
  • Soil Fertility
  • Reseeding
  • Weed control
  • Grazing infrastructure
  • Grass measuring and budgeting
  • Fodder Planning
  • Grassland Research
  • Communicating grassland technology

Practical Information

Ballyhaise College accommodation

Basic student accommodation is available at Ballyhaise College. For this course a special rate of €250 (5 nights) has been negotiated which includes bed and board. Please note that bathrooms are shared.

Hotel accommodation

The following hotels are located in Cavan town which is 8km.

Nearest Airports

Dublin - 1.5 hours by car.
Belfast - 2 hours by car.