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Reducing Gaseous Emissions from Agriculture Event - Kildalton College- POSTPONED

Event Time 9:30am- Postponed
Venue Teagasc Kildalton College, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny

Date: Postponed

Venue: Teagasc, Kildalton College, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny

Irish agriculture is responding to the sustainability challenge, but we must accelerate the rate at which we do so. By supporting farmers through evidence based advice and guidance along with the necessary supports we can make major steps towards reducing the environmental footprint of Irish agriculture.

Who is this training for?

This event is designed for professionals working with the agri-food sector. 

Agenda for the day

The event will include presentations from speakers with Teagasc, DAFM, NRN and Dairy Sustainability Ireland.

Session 1 - Understanding the Issues

 9:30 | Introduction and context

  • The Gaseous Emissions Targets from the National Climate Action Plan
  • CAP Reform and Gaseous Emissions

10:00 | Explaining The MACCs

  • Reducing GHG and Ammonia in Irish Agriculture
  • Profile of Agricultural GHGs
  • Measures in the MACCs

10:00 | Operationalizing the MACC  

  • Operationalizing the measures to reduce emissions - importance for industry

11:30 Coffee

Session 2 – Nutrient Management and Efficiency

11:45 | Managing N to reduce emissions

  • Protected Urea
    o Protected Urea – How it reduces emissions
    o Research results
  • Delivering advice on Protected UREA, how to incorporate it into
    your Clients farm.
    o ‘More of LESS’ - Slurry management and application, strategies for reducing N loss from Slurry. 
    o Soil Fertility to improve N efficiency- New developments in NMP On-line

12:20pm Break out session

1:20pm Lunch

2:00pm | Managing N to reduce emissions - part two

Session 3 – Land Management

2:30pm | GHG Emissions – Role of Forestry

  • Counting Forestry Emissions
  • Role of Commercial Forestry
  • Native Woodlands

3:00pm | Energy Efficiency, Generation and Energy Crops

  • Improving energy efficiency on the farm
  • Solar PV
  • Potential role of energy crops

3:30pm | Take home messages 

4:30 Close