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Tillage Establishment Systems and Grass Weed Webinar, from the South East

Tillage Establishment Systems and Grass Weed Webinar which took place on Tuesday, 8th June, as part of the Enable Conservation Tillage (ECT) project, focusing on tillage systems and grass weeds from the South East.

The 1st in the series of Enable Conservation Tillage project webinars focused on the lesser canary grass and wild oat control in min-till systems on the two Wexford based ECT focus farm.

Host Ciaran Collins, Teagasc Tillage Specialist was joined by ECT focus farmer Simon Neville, along with his Teagasc Adivsor, John Pettit and ECT Project Manager Jimmy Staples to give an insight into his current cultivation system, some of the issues that he's had with grass weeds throughout the years and some of the plans he has in place to overcome these issues.

Garrett Browne, ECT focus farmer also joined the webinar to discuss how weather and soil conditions dictate what cultivation methods he uses, wild oat resistance, sterile brome on the farm and what he does to overcome the challenges on the farm.

Topics covered

  • Canary grass control
  • Resistant wild oat control
  • The value of rotations

Watch webinar recording below

Find out more about the rest of the webinars in the series here 

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.