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See details below of our upcoming Tillage Events at which we will be delivering the latest insights on current tillage research plus the most relevant technical advice for tillage farmers through a series of farm walks.  

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Spring Tillage Seminars 2023

A series of spring tillage seminars will take place nationwide during January and February. Topics covered will include:

  • CAP and ECO scheme measures
  • Nitrates directive – key changes
  • Spring crop choices
  • Local agronomy issues.

IASIS points available.

See dates and venues below

Wednesday, 22nd February  |  8pm

Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Eircode: R35 D406

Thursday, 23rd February  |  8pm

An Grianan Hotel, Burt, Co. Donegal. Eircode: F93 YA0P

Winter Crop Walks

The Teagasc Crops team are hosting a series of Winter Crop Walks across the country in February. Attendees at the walks will get the latest information on:

  • Fertiliser strategies
  • Disease control
  • Weed and pest management in winter cereal crops
  • Oilseed rape and spring beans

See dates and venues below

Thursday, 23 February | 11am

Farm of Michael Grace, Ovidstown, Donadea, Co. Kildare. Eircode: W91 A004

Friday, 24 February | 11am

Farm of Peter Lynch, Garshoohey, Newtowncunningham, Co. Donegal. Eircode: F93 ET89

Malting Barley Conference

Friday, 24th February | 10:30am

Riverside Park Hotel, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford.

The Malting Barley Conference, as part of the Teagasc Boortmalt Joint Programme, gives farmers and the industry an insight into the latest research and results from the joint programme activities. 

The conference will cover a variety of subjects, such as using urea as the nitrogen source in Spring barley, outcomes from the Teagasc/Boortmalt Joint Programme, new opportunities for the industry with the Oak Park Malting and Distilling Hub, the potential for Irish wheat in the distilling industry, and an update from Ballykilcavan Brewery.


Session 1

10:30am – 10:50am
Using Urea based fertiliser in Malting barley
Richie Hackett, Tegaasc

10:50am – 11am
Teagasc Boortmalt Joint Programme results
Eoin Lyons, Teagasc

11am - 11:10am
Teagasc Boortmalt Joint Programme results
Rebecca Bayley, Teagasc

11:10am- 11:40am
Boortmalt – mapping the way forward for malting barley production
Tom Bryan/Jeff O’Connor, Boortmalt

11:40am - 11:50am
Discussions/Questions and answers

Session 2

11:50am - 12:10pm
Distilling potential of Irish grains
Stephen Whelan, SETU

12:10pm - 12:25pm
The Malting and Distilling Hub Research Facility – driving innovation
Lisa Ryan, Teagasc

12:25pm - 12:45pm
Ballykilcavan Brewery – the story so far
David Walsh-Kemmis

12:45pm - 1pm
Discussions/Questions and answers

Conference close

National Tillage Conference 2023

Wednesday, 25th January 2023  |  9am

After being delivered virtually for the past two years, the annual National Tillage Conference took place on Wednesday, 25th January 2023 from 9am - 4pm in the Lyrath Convention Centre, Paulstown Road, Kilkenny, R95 F685. 

National Tillage Conference 2023 provided updates and outputs from the latest research underway at Oak Park, in collaboration with our national and international partners. Split across five sessions, content delivered related to:

  • Cereal Disease management
  • BYDV survey and insights on viral transmission
  • Future added value opportunities in the plant protein space
  • Integrated weed management
  • Research Insights providing a snapshot of additional projects underway

Each 45min session concluded with an interactive discussion with audience engagement.

In addition, there was a poster session in the main foyer throughout the day with posters providing additional insight across the Teagasc Crops research programme.

IASIS points will be available.

View the conference agenda here

Past Events


  • Enable Conservation Tillage Farm Walks
    Enable Conservation Tillage (ECT) Project ran a series of autumn walks on demonstration farms across the country.
  • National Potato Conference 2022The National Potato Conference and Trade Show 2022 took place in the CityNorth Hotel, Gormanston, Co. Meath on Tuesday, 22nd November. Organised by IFA in association with Teagasc and Bord Bia, the conference theme was ‘Potatoes – Protecting your Business for the Future’.
    Tillage Signpost Farms & IPM Works Farm Walks 
    These farm walks which took place in June addressed sustainability challenges and solutions on tillage farms including: water quality and nitrates; reducing pesticides; and developing non-plough based systems on farm.
  • Enable Conservation Tillage Project Crop Walks 
    Enable Conservation Tillage Project Crop Walks took place in June on various farms across the country. The walks looked at grassweeds in various establishment systems and also the best practice to get best results in these establishment systems.
  • Teagasc/ Boortmalt Joint Programme Farm Walks
    The Teagasc/ Boortmalt Joint Programme ran a series of walks on monitor farms in May and June which had a specific focus on the final disease control and maximising crop yield. The walks will also look at BYDV and the use of PGR’s in crops. 
  • Teagasc Virtual Tillage Conference 2022
    The 2022 National Tillage Conference took place virtually, split over two days. The first session took place on Thursday, 13 January and the second took place on Thursday, 27 January.
  • Utilisation of Nutrients Webinar 
    On this webinar which took place on Thursday, 20 January, host Shay Phelan, Teagasc Crops Specialist was joined by James McDonnell, Farm Management Specialist; Liam Phelan, AIB; John Carroll, Glanbia; Don Somers, Signpost Programme tillage farmer and his Advisor John Pettit; and Dr Pete Berry, Head of Crop Physiology at ADAS.
  • CAP23 Webinar 
    On this webinar which took place on Thursday, 3 February, host Michael Hennessy, Head of Crops Knowledge Transfer Department, Teagasc was joined by Cormac McGann and Francis Morris, DAFM; Clive Carter, Laois Farmer; and Ciaran Collins, Teagasc Crops Specialist to discuss the new CAP proposals and how tillage farmers will be affected by these changes from 2023.
  • Crops Malting Webinar 
    This webinar was held on Thursday, 10 February as part of the Teagasc Boortmalt Joint Programme on malting barley. Host Michael Hennessy, Head of Crops Knowledge Transfer Department, Teagasc was joined by a panel of guests to discuss high fertiliser prices, Joint Programme/ Boortmalt update and environmental sustainability.


  • Teagasc Crop Agronomy Update Webinars 
    These webinars which took place on Tuesday, 6th April & 4th May, covered the major agronomy decisions needed over the coming weeks in winter and spring crops.  Researchers, Specialists and advisors were on hand to answer questions throughout the webinar.
  • 2021 Tillage Conference 
    The 2021 National Tillage Conference which took place virtually, split over two days, on Wednesday, 3rd & 17th February 2021.
  • Malting Barley Conference 
    Teagasc Malting Barley Conference in conjunction with Boortmalt, which took place virtually on Tuesday, 23rd February 2021.
  • Spring Tillage Webinars 
    Teagasc researchers, specialists and advisors updated growers on crop agronomy for the coming weeks. These webinars took place on Tuesday, 19th January & Thursday, 21st January.
  • Teagasc Seed Potato Webinar 
    The Teagasc Seed Potato Webinar took place on Thursday, 15th April 2021. This webinar outlined the challenges of imports and the best practices to growing more seed potatoes in Ireland.
  • Teagasc Crop Trials Event
    The Teagasc Crop Trials Event took place in Oak Park, Carlow, across two days on Wednesday, 30th June and Thursday, 1st July 2021.  The event consisted of research updates on a range of crops including; spring barley, winter wheat, oilseed rape, rye and beans.