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National Tillage Conference 2023

After being delivered virtually for the past two years, the annual National Tillage Conference will take place on Wednesday, 25th January 2023 from 9am - 4pm in the Lyrath Convention Centre, Paulstown Road, Kilkenny, R95 F685. There is also an option to connect virtually for certain sessions that will be available online.

National Tillage Conference 2023 will provide 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 will relate 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 45 minute session will conclude with an interactive discussion with audience engagement.

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

View the agenda here

IASIS points will be available.

Pre-registration is required by all attendees, whether you are physically attending NTC2023 at the Lyrath or plan to tune in for the online sessions.

Click the button below to book a ticket to attend the National Tillage Conference in person

Click the button below to register to watch the National Tillage Conference online


The cost of the conference is listed below.

  • Teagasc Client/ConnectEd - €30
  • Non Client/ConnectEd - €50
  • Students - €50
  • Teagasc Staff - €50
  • Lunch - €25

Discount code available for students and Teagasc staff - please contact NTC2023@teagasc.ie


9am - 9:45am
Registration check (pre-registration essential)

9:45am – 10am
Welcome and conference opening (hybrid)
Professor Frank O'Mara, Teagasc Director

10am - 10:45am
Session 1 - Developing BYDV tools to support BYDV management (hybrid)
Session chaired by Ewen Mullins, Teagasc

  • BYDV impact and impact of increased monitoring
    Louise McNamara, Teagasc
  • Seeking better BYDV treatment decisions
    Sacha White, ADAS

Panel interaction with audience via Slido Q&A

10:45am - 11:15am

11:15am – 12pm
Session 2 - Crop management in the context of present and future challenges
Session chaired by Siobhán Walsh, Irish Farmers Journal

  • Wheat disease control for the 2023 season
    Steven Kildea, Teagasc
  • Update on Ramularia control in winter and spring barley
    Deirdre Doyle, Teagasc
  • Growers perceptions about crop establishment systems
    Jack Jameson, Teagasc
  • IPM2030 - Scoping impact assessment on SUR
    Steven Kildea,

Panel interaction with audience via Slido Q&A

12pm - 12:45pm
Session 3 - Developing added value opportunity through plant protein crops (hybrid)
Session chaired by John Spink, Teagasc

  • Expanding demand for sources of plant protein from Irish companies
    Shay Hannon, Teagasc
  • U-Protein: Unlocking Protein Resource Opportunities To Evolve Ireland’s Nutrition
    Sinead Fitzsimons, Teagasc
  • VALPRO Path: New Value Landscapes for Plant Protein Pathways
    Ewen Mullins, Teagasc

Panel interaction with audience via Slido Q&A

12:45pm - 2:15pm

2:15pm – 2:25pm
Gatekeeper Express – Recording farm records on a simple to use platform
Michael Hennessy, Teagasc

2:25pm – 3:10pm
Session V – Research Snapshots
Session chaired by Michael Hennessy, Teagasc

  • Mycotox-I: field to fork assessment and mitigation of mycotoxin exposure risk on the Island of Ireland
    Diana Bucur, Teagasc
  • Investigating virus-vector manipulation in Irish grain aphids
    Max Schughart, Teagasc and University College Dublin
  • AphidMASH : MASHING for aphid surveillance
    Virgile Ballandras, Teagasc and NUI Maynooth
  • Assessment of the N-benefit of Faba Beans to Subsequent Cereal Crops
    Ciaran Collins, Teagasc
  • Investigating chocolate spot resistance in faba bean: detached-leaf screening of a diverse population
    Jamie-Leigh Carter, Teagasc and Uni. of Reading
  • Oat Research Update
    Atikur Rahman, Teagasc 

Short panel interaction with audience via Slido Q&A

3:10pm – 3:45pm
Session IV  - Cultivations and Weeds (hybrid)
Session chaired by Andy Doyle

  • Grass weeds, herbicide resistance and control practices: current status and challenges ahead
    Vijaya Bhaskar, Teagasc
  • How are farmers in the UK managing difficult-to-control grass weeds using IWM
    John Cussans, NIAB

Panel interaction with audience via Slido Q&A

3:45pm – 4:00pm
Conference close
John Spink, Head of Crops, Environment and Land Use Programme, Teagasc