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Sustainable Agriculture Webinars

The Signpost Series
‘Pointing the way to a low emissions agriculture’

Sustainable Agriculture Training Webinar Series

A series of Gaseous Emissions Webinars aimed at Irish Agri Professionals will take place from April to July 2020 inclusive.

July Timetable

Friday, 10th July

9.30am- 10.30am

The Water Cycle - where does all the water go?

Sediment impact on water quality

  • Identification of hydrological sensitive areas and mitigation actions
  • Understanding sediment losses water quality impacts
  • Questions and Answers

 

Speaker: Owen Fenton and Daire OHuallachain, Teagasc

Friday, 17th July

9.30am- 10.30am

Water Quality- LAWPRO

  • Protecting natural waters through catchment management
  • Questions and Answers

 

Speaker: Ruth Hennessy, LAWPRO 

Friday, 24th July

9.30am- 10.30am

 

Water Quality – ASSAP – Farming for Water Quality

  • Policy Drivers and whole industry collaboration - Joe Crockett - DSI
  • Farmer advisor engagement and farm specific plans - Noel Meehan, Teagasc
  • Questions and Answers

 

Speakers: Joe Crockett, Dairy Sustainability Ireland (DSI)
and Noel Meehan ASSAP Manager, Teagasc

Friday, 31st July

9.30am- 10.30am

 

Met Eireann

  • Ireland’s Changing Climate
  • Questions and Answers

 

Speaker: Keith Lambkin, Senior Climatologist, Met Éireann
Previous Webinars
Friday, 3rd April
9.30am - 10.30am

Greenhouse Gases - Why all the fuss? 
• 
Questions and Answers

Speaker
Philip O'Brien, EPA

Moderator
Mark Gibson, Teagasc 
Thursday, 9th April
9.30am - 10.30am 

Reducing GHG Emissions in Irish Agriculture
• Understanding the commitment
• Questions and Answers 

 

Speaker
John Muldowney,
DAFM

Moderator
Mark Gibson, Teagasc 
Friday, 17 April
9.30am - 10.30am

Options to Reduce GHGs (The GHG MACCs)
• Current and Predicted Emissions Levels
• GHG emissions reductions that can be delivered at farm level
• Questions and Answers

 

Speaker 
Gary Lanigan, Teagasc

Moderator
Mark Gibson, Teagasc 
Friday, 24 April
9.30am - 10.30am

Feeding Management for Productive Ruminants
• How feed protein impacts GHGs?
• Appropriate levels of protein at different times
• Questions and Answers

 

Speaker
Joe Patton, Teagasc

Moderator
Mark Gibson, Teagasc
Friday, 1 May
9.30am - 10.30am

Land Management – Drainage/Water Table Control

  • The role of land management in drainage and water table control and GHG mitigations
  • Questions and Answers  

Speaker
Patrick Tuohy, Teagasc 

Moderator
Mark Gibson, Teagasc

Friday, 8 May
9.30am - 10.30am

Maintaining the Derogation – The changes we need to see for a credible case 

  • Questions and Answers

Guest Speaker
Jack Nolan,
Department of Agriculture, Food and Marine 

Moderator
Mark Gibson, Teagasc

Friday, 15 May
9.30am - 10.30am

Reducing Slurry Emissions

  • Key Advisory Messages for farmers using low emissions slurry
  • LESS
  • Timing
  • Where to use
  • Nutrient Value and factoring it in and reducing Chemical Application
  • Derogation Changes and TAMS
  • Questions and Answers

Speaker 
David Wall, Mark Plunkett and Tim Hyde, Teagasc  

Friday, 22 May
9.30am - 10.30am

Use of Protected Urea

  • Scientific Update
  • Questions and Answers

 

Speaker 
Patrick Forrestal and David Wall, Teagasc Researchers 

Moderator
Mark Gibson, Teagasc

Friday, 29 May
9.30am - 10.30am

Low Carbon Dairy Farming
• Questions and Answers

Speaker 
James Humphreys,
Teagasc Researcher

Friday, 5 June
9.30am - 10.30am

Water quality in Ireland - current status and Irelands 3rd River Basin Management Plan
Questions and Answers

 

Speaker
Jenny Deakin, EPA 

Friday, 12 June
9.30am - 10.30am

Nitrogen – Interactions with soil and water
Understanding nitrogen and soil interactions
Questions and Answers

 

Speaker
Karl Richards, Teagasc

Friday, 19 June

9:30 am- 10:30 am

Phosphorus - Interactions with soil and water
Understanding phosphorus and soil interactions and finding the P pinch points on farms
• Questions and Answers

 

Speaker

Karen Daly, Teagasc

Friday, 26 June
9.30am - 10.30am

Protecting Nitrogen and Phosphorus inputs on farms
Optimising N use and farming practices to minimise losses to water
• Optimising P use and farming practices to minimise losses to water
• Questions and Answers

 

Speaker
David Wall &
Mark Plunkett, Teagasc

Friday, 3rd July

9.30am- 10.30am

Forestry
• 
GHG Emissions and the Role of Forestry
Questions and Answers

Speaker: 
Tom Houlihan, Teagasc