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Reducing Gaseous Emissions from Agriculture

Date: Wednesday, 5 February | 9.30am - 4.30pm

Venue: Teagasc, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork

Irish agriculture is responding to the sustainability challenge, but we must accelerate the rate at which we do so. By supporting farmers through evidence based advice and guidance along with the necessary supports we can make major steps towards reducing the environmental footprint of Irish agriculture.

Who is this training for?

This is the first in a series of technical training events to take place across Ireland, this event is designed for professionals working with the agri-food sector. 

Agenda for the day  

The event will include presentations from speakers with Teagasc, DAFM, NRN and Dairy Sustainability Ireland.

 9:30 | Session 1 – Understanding the Issues

  • CAP Reform and Gaseous Emissions
  • Explaining the measures to reduce Greenhouse Gas and Ammonia emissions in Irish Agriculture
  • Profile of Agricultural GHGs
  • Operationalizing the measures to reduce emissions – Importance for industry

11:00 Coffee

 11:20 | Session 2 – Nitrogen - Managing N to reduce emissions

  • Managing N to reduce emissions
  • Protected Urea – How it reduces emissions
  • ‘More of LESS’ - Slurry management and application, strategies for reducing N loss from Slurry.
  • Soil Fertility to improve N efficiency- New developments in NMP On-line

1:00pm Lunch

2:00pm | Session 3 - Further actions to reduce the carbon footprint of Irish agriculture

  • GHG Emissions – Role of Forestry
  • Energy Efficiency, Generation and Energy Crops
  • Breeding - EBI, Dairy Beef and Eurostar
  • Land Management
  • Take home Messages

4:30 Close