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Crops Malting Webinar

This webinar, held Thursday, 10 February was part of the Teagasc Boortmalt Joint Programme on malting barley. Host Michael Hennessy, Head of Crops KT Dept. Teagasc, was joined by a panel of guests to discuss high fertiliser prices, Joint Programme/ Boortmalt update and environmental sustainability

Host Michael Hennessy was joined by:

  • Eoin Lyons, Teagasc Boortmalt Joint Programme Advisor; 
  • David Walsh-Kemmis, Laois farmer and Malt Barley Monitor Farmer;
  • Dr Richie Hackett, Teagasc Researcher; 
  • John Crowley, Wexford farmer and Malt Barley Monitor Farmer; 
  • Dr Gary Lanigan, Teagasc Researcher; and 
  • Tom Bryan, Boortmalt.

Eoin Lyons met with David Walsh-Kemmis who farms just outside Stradbally in Co. Laois to get an insight into how he manages both his brewing and distilling barley on the farm in relation to his N, P & K applications and also what his plans are for this year in relation to fertiliser application on his crops considering the way the fertiliser market is currently. Eoin also gave an insight into cover crop trials on the monitor farms. Richie Hackett, Teagasc discussed distilling malting barley and the nitrogen input for malting barley in 2022. 

Eoin Lyons caught up with John Crowley, who farms just outside Ferns in Co. Wexford to get an insight into sustainability on his farm and how he sees it fitting into his farming system, and especially in relation to malting barley. Gary Lanigan gave an insight into the sustainablity of malting barley and some of the factors that we can do to help reduce the greenhouse gases from malting barley production.

Eoin Lyons gave an update on the Teagasc Boortmalt Joint Programme and some of the ongoing work in the programme. Tom Bryan gave an update on the new malting plant.

Watch webinar recording below

The Teagasc Crops team brought you Tillage Thursday's during which they delivered the latest insights on current tillage research plus the most relevant technical advice for tillage farmers through a series of live, interactive webinars. Find out more here