Be Sun Smart
Farmers are one of the highest risk groups for skin cancer. Overexposure to UV can cause sunburn, skin and eye damage and skin cancer.
01 June 2023
Support programme for beekeeping sector launched
The Minister of State in the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Senator Pippa Hackett today launched the National Apiculture Programme supporting the beekeeper sector in Ireland.
30 May 2023
The Green Cert - a course with many benefits
Students are in a fortunate position nowadays with many routes and course options in the area of agricultural education, explains Brendan Garry, Teagasc Ballinrobe.
29 May 2023
Apply now for the Teagasc/UCD Knowledge Transfer Masters Programme
The Teagasc/UCD Knowledge Transfer Masters Programme has been developed specifically to build the competencies for careers in agricultural advisory and education services - whether in the public or private sector.
26 May 2023
Agritourism 2023 - 'agritourism for sustainable agriculture'
Teagasc Rural Development together with the Irish Self Catering Federation hosted an Agritourism conference at Teagasc, Ashtown today, Monday, 22 May to highlight opportunities for farm families in developing an on-farm tourism business.
22 May 2023
How can we help bees?
Today is World Bee Day! The purpose of the international day is to acknowledge the role of bees and other pollinators for the ecosystem.
20 May 2023
Safety during silage season
Francis Bligh & John McNamara, Teagasc Health & Safety Specialists, highlight what you should keep in mind this silage season to ensure safety on farm
17 May 2023
How seaweed can be used as a medicine to fight infection
Scientists are discovering the incredible health properties of Irish seaweeds to make medicines to combat dangerous superbugs
15 May 2023
International Day of Plant Health
To celebrate International Day of Plant Health 2023, the National Botanic Gardens hosted an event, in conjunction with the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, and Teagasc College of Amenity Horticulture to raise awareness on how each one of us can play our part to protect plant health.
12 May 2023
Ellen Vaughan is the Teagasc/FBD Student of the Year for 2022
The Teagasc/FBD Student of the Year Awards were presented by the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue TD at an awards ceremony yesterday evening, Tuesday, 9th May.
10 May 2023
Meet the finalists in the Student of the Year Competition
The Teagasc/FBD Student of the Year awards will be announced at an awards ceremony on the evening of May 9th 2023.
07 May 2023
Overcoming the pathogen hurdle
Climate change, the energy crisis and the drive for agricultural sustainability have moved anaerobic digestion centre stage. Teagasc researchers are investigating and eliminating bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens in feed stock and digestate.
02 May 2023
Current career opportunities in Teagasc
A number of vacancies are currently available at Teagasc, the leading agriculture and food research organisation in Ireland.
01 May 2023
Farm schemes supporting young farmers
James Fitzgerald, Drystock Advisor, Teagasc Ballina, tells us that in keeping with commitments made in previous rounds of the Common Agricultural Policy, young and new farmers in the first years of their official farming careers will continue to be supported through two main schemes:
24 April 2023
Key equine deadline approaching for TAMS 3
The Targeted Agriculture Modernisation Scheme (TAMS 3) provides funding for capital investments on farms. Running for five years, the scheme has an overall budget of €370 million.
20 April 2023
Let's Talk Equine - Different horses for different courses
In the April episode of Let's Talk Equine, which took place on Tuesday, 4th April, host Wendy Conlon, Teagasc Equine Specialist was joined by Philippa Scott and Hannah Gordon to discuss ‘different horses for different courses’.
16 April 2023
Installing barn owl nest boxes
In the latest Teagasc Environment Newsletter we find out what to look out for when installing owl nest boxes
15 April 2023
150th milestone episode of Signpost Series available
The Teagasc Signpost Series recently celebrated it's 150th milestone webinar and was joined by Teagasc Director, Professor Frank O'Mara to discuss the Teagasc Climate Action Strategy.
02 April 2023
Using artificial intelligence to monitor invasive insect species in Europe
Automated insect monitoring will help prevent huge amounts of crop loss and save both time and money for farmers.
31 March 2023
TAMS 3: Animal Welfare and Nutrient Storage Scheme open
Applications are now open for the TAMS 3 Animal Welfare and Nutrient Storage Scheme (AWNSS), which provides grants to farmers to build and/or improve a specified range of farm buildings and equipment on their holding.
31 March 2023
Tractor work – make safety a priority
After a busy spring, not helped by recent challenging weather conditions, many farmers will be returning to the fields in the coming days and weeks to complete field work - once weather conditions allow.
28 March 2023
CAP 2023-2027: How is your farm affected?
On the 1st of January this year, a new five-year CAP period started. Andy Ryder, Drystock Advisor, tells us there are a number of important changes occurring in relation to the distribution of CAP payments that farmers need to know about.
24 March 2023
Women researchers won all accolades at the 2023 GatewayUCC’s SPRINT Awards
A new technology to enhance performance in electric vehicles, a new approach to green food packaging and a supplement to improve maternal health are among the award-winning projects at the SPRINT Awards 2023.
23 March 2023
Bursaries awarded to 'nurture and develop' the agri-business leaders of the future
Dairygold Co-operative Society has awarded two undergraduate bursaries to students undertaking the Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree at University College Cork (UCC).
23 March 2023
2023 Equine education tour to Belgium and the Netherlands
Teagasc Equine education tour visiting Belgium and the Netherlands, September 23rd - 27th 2023.
22 March 2023
Let's Talk Equine - Insights into how a referral clinic serves the sector
On this episode of Let's Talk Equine, which took place on Tuesday, 7th March, host Wendy Conlon, Teagasc Equine Specialist was joined by Ann Derham MVB DVMS Dipl ECVS, EBVS® European Specialist in Large Animal Surgery, Fethard Equine Hospital to discuss how a referral clinic serves the sector.
21 March 2023
Minister McConalogue opens €8 million National Liming Programme
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue T.D., has announced the opening of the National Liming Programme 2023, with funding of €8 million.
17 March 2023
Good soil health is the Foundation of Productive and Resilient Agricultural Systems
The key message from a field event being held in Teagasc Soil, Environment and Land use Research centre in Johnstown Castle, County Wexford today, Thursday, 16 March, is that good soil health is the foundation of productive and resilient agricultural systems.
16 March 2023
Ag feirmeoireachta ar son sláinte Ithreach
Le Seán Ó Chonbhuí, Scoláire PhD Breathnach
15 March 2023
TAMS for Organic Farming
Joe Kelleher, Organic Specialist, tells us; the recent announcement that the opening of the TAMS 3 scheme is imminent has been greatly welcomed by organic farmers and it is great to see the list of eligible investment items that organic farmers can avail of has been greatly increased.
15 March 2023