Tillage Establishment Systems and Grass Weed Webinar, from the North East
The second Tillage Establishment Systems and Grass Weed Webinar took place on Tuesday, 23rd June, as part of the Enable Conservation Tillage (ECT) project, focusing on tillage systems and grass weeds from the North East.
The 2nd in the series of Enable Conservation Tillage (ECT) project webinars focused on blackgrass and its control on three farms in the North Dublin region. It also looked at how two of our ECT focus farmers have successfully converted to strip-till & no-till systems and how they have managed the grass weed challenge on their farms.
Host Shay Phelan, Teagasc Crops Specialist was joined by Conor O'Callaghan, Teagasc Crops Advisor; Gareth Culligan, Base Ireland and tillage farmer Michael Grace.
Watch back the webinar below
Michael Grace who farms with his father Shay in Clane, Co. Kildare was joined by his Teagasc Tillage Advisor Ivan Whitten to discuss the sterile brome problems that they've experienced on their farm over the last number of years. Michael gives an insight into changes and practices that they've put in place on their farm over the past 10 years to control sterile brome on the farm.
Conor O'Callaghan, who is a Teagasc Crops Advisor based in north county Dublin discusses the issue of blackgrass on a couple of farms in the area, how it has impacted on those farms and the control measures that they've put in place to try and deal with that problem.
Gareth Culligan from Base Ireland joined the webinar to discuss the systems that he has put in place on his farm in Stabannon, Co. Louth. Gareth also gives an insight into the changes and practices that he has put in place on his farm over the last number of years as he has moved from a plough based system to a no-till or a direct drill system.
ECT Project is a European Innovation Partnership (EIP) co-funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food, and the Marine (DAFM) under the Rural Development Programme 2014-2020.