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National Tillage Conference

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Venue The Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny
Building a more resilient tillage industry

Building a more resilient tillage industry is the theme of the upcoming Teagasc National Tillage Conference being held in the Lyrath Hotel, Kilkenny on Wednesday 31st January.  Against a background of good yields but challenging markets, a range of topics will be presented such as:

  • New markets for crops and the use of Irish cereals in food and snackbars
  • The need for more resilient production methods to cope with challenging disease and pest issues 
  • Research update on aphid insecticide resistance and improving Irish cereal varieties
  • Soil compaction, disease forecasting and six-row winter barley management
  • Targeted and precise crop nutrition 

This year an innovative SMART, on-line, audience participation facility will allow those attending to drive the afternoon panel discussion.   The panel will address the results of a survey, dealing with key industry challenges, carried out during the conference.  

Topics covered will include:

  • Winter Oat Agronomy
  • The use of Irish cereals in novel baked and extruded snack formulations
  • Disease control with a declining number of effective fungicides
  • Insecticide resistance in the grain aphid, in Irish crops
  • VICCI: Improving Irish cereal varieties
  • Do six and two-row winter barleys need to be treated differently?
  • Diagnosing soil compaction
  • Assessing weather-based forecasting of ramularia in spring barley
  • Prospects for site specific management of nitrogen for cereals
  • Maximising yield potential through soil and fertiliser management
  • Coping with current challenges

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