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Autumn Organic Webinars: The role of multi species swards

The Teagasc Organic Specialists are hosting a series of Autumn organic webinars covering various technical aspects of organic farming. The first of these webinars takes place on Wednesday 22nd September at 7.30pm, focusing on the role of multi species swards on Irish organic farms. Register here

Teagasc Specialists Joe Kelleher & Elaine Leavy, bring us a series of online organic webinars this Autumn.

The first of these webinars kicks off this Wednesday 22nd September at 7.30pm, titled: The role of multi species swards on Irish organic farms. Teagasc trial work on Multispecies sward performance at Teagasc Grange and Teagasc Johnstown Castle will be presented. There will also be an opportunity to hear Kevin O’Hanlon, an Organic dairy farmer from Wexford, speak about his experience of using multi-species sward on his farm.


Topics and speakers include:

  • Introduction
    Joe Kelleher & Elaine Leavy; Teagasc Organic Specialists
  • Results from Grange MSS trial and on-going MSS work with DLF
    Thomas Moloney, DLF
  • Results from Johnstown Castle MSS trial and other European MSS trials
    John Finn, Teagasc, Johnstown Castle
  • Why we use MSS on our organic farm
    Kevin O’Hanlon, Organic dairy farmer Wexford

The presentations will be followed by a questions and answers session.

Environment Edge podcast: With Ireland trailing behind many of our European counterparts with regards to organic farming at only 2%, what targets have been set in the European Union Farm-to-Fork strategy?  And how can we catch up?

On this episode of the Environment Edge podcast, Elaine Leavy, Teagasc Organic specialist, joins Deirdre Glynn and Cathal Somers to discuss the opportunities available in organic farming and the steps to conversion.

Listen to the Environment Edge podcast here for more

For more episodes and information from the Environment Edge, visit the show page at: www.teagasc.ie/environmentedge/ 

Find out more about organics here