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Below is information on upcoming and past tillage events.

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Currently there are no scheduled Tillage Events

Previous Events

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Crops Forum 2023

8 September 2023

The National Crops Forum 2023 took place on Friday, 8 September in the Killashee Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare, W91 DC98. 

Session One - Planning the season ahead with new varieties, agronomy for 2023 and where integrated pest management is essential for the future

Chaired by Dr Ewen Mullins, Head of Crop Science Department, Teagasc 

Topics and speakers:

  • Varieties for 2023
    DAFM – Cereal variety testing division
  • External IPM works
    IPM Works
  • Agronomy decisions 2023 - how to make the IPM works into practical action
    Shay Phelan, Tillage Specialist, Teagasc
  • Questions and answers session

Session Two - Climate change goals and building carbon stocks on tillage farms

Chaired by Michael Hennessy, Head of Crops Knowledge Transfer, Teagasc 

Topics and speakers:

  • New MACC 2023
    Gary Lanigan, Researcher, Teagasc
  • Signpost Programme
    John Mahon, Teagasc Signpost Tillage Advisor
  • Signpost Programme Participant
    Darren Allen, Cork tillage farmer
  • Questions and answers session

Session 3 - Tillage Forum  

Mapping out a path for the tillage industry for the next 5 years

Speakers Matt Dempsey, Chair of the Food Vision Group, representatives from industry stakeholders including IFA, IGG, IFAC, Teagasc, FTMTA  

Past Events


  • 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.