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National Crops Forum

The National Crops Forum was held on Thursday, 8 September, as a hybrid event, in the Killashee Hotel, Naas, county Kildare, and also as a live online webinar. The aim of the crops forum was to discuss the latest agronomy issues facing farmers, but also the increased risks for farmers in 2023.

Session 1 

  • Varieties for 2023
    Cara Mac Aodháin, Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM)
  • Agronomy issues for 2023
    Michael Hennessy, Teagasc
  • Launch of the Machinery Sharing template
    Shay Phelan, Teagasc
  • Launch of promoting digital recording by farmers in conjunction with Farm plan
    Ben Hatton, Farm Plan

The session was concluded with a Q&A with the speakers

Watch the recording of session one below

Session 2  

  • CAP 2023 for tillage farmers
    Fran Morrin, Department of Agriculture, Food & the Marine
  • ACRES – Environment scheme 
    Ciaran Hickey, Teagasc Tillage Advisor 
  • The financial effects of new payment schemes on tillage farmers 
    Conor O’Callaghan, Teagasc Tillage Advisor

The session was concluded with a Q&A with the speakers

Watch the recording of session two below

Session 3 

During the last session, which was chaired by Andy Doyle, Irish Farmers Journal (IFJ), a panel of farmers, industry, Department of Agriculture and Teagasc staff discussed the risks of growing crops for the coming season.  This section fielded questions from the audience in the room and also on the streamed webinar which covered areas such as fertiliser costs and availability, overall costs of production, likely direction of the grain markets, etc. 

Watch the recording of session three below

Find out more information and advice from the Teagasc Crops team here. Find your local Teagasc office here