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Online Crops Forum

The annual National Crops Forum took place virtually this year due to Covid19 Restrictions. The Forum took place over two days on Thursday, 9th and 16th September. Both dates have a start time of 11:30am.

 

Part One | Thursday, 9th September

Part One of the National Crops Forum took place on Thursday, 9th September and focused on Agronomy & Grain Markets.

Topics covered & speakers included

  • Update on varieties available for this year with an eye on disease resistance in cereals
    John Joe Byrne, Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine (DAFM)
  • Short and medium term markets prospects for grains
    Phelim Doran, Comex McKinnon

A questions and answers session took place that the end of the webinar.

Watch Part One of the National Crops Form back below

A recent episode of The Tillage Edge podcast covered the questions and answers session from the webinar, listen in below.


Part Two | Thursday, 16th September

Part Two of the National Crops Forum took place on Thursday, 16th September at 11:30am and focused on Carbon Farming & Nitrate Leaching.

Topics covered & speakers include:

  • Tillage and carbon farmers - The Future
    Dr. Gary Lanigan, Teagasc Johnstown Castle 
  • Trapping nitrate losses from Tillage Farms
    Edward Burgess, Agricultural Catchments Programme, Teagasc

A questions and answers session took place that the end of the webinar.

Watch Part Two of the National Crops Form back below