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Science Week 2021 - Benefits of Diversity for Farming

Event Time 7pm
Venue Online Webinar
60 Minute Science - At Teagasc, we are investigating more environmentally sustainable grassland swards by mixing grass with different clovers and herbs, which can bring multiple benefits to both farmers and the environment

60 Minute Science 

Multispecies Swards: Benefits of Diversity for Farming

Growing high-quality grassland swards is vital for milk and meat production in Irish agriculture. For better harvest yields, nitrogen fertiliser is typically added to grassland. However, high levels of nitrogen fertiliser is associated with high levels of greenhouse gas emissions, and there is considerable pressure to reduce fertiliser use. 

At Teagasc, we are investigating more environmentally sustainable grassland swards by mixing grass with different clovers and herbs, which can bring multiple benefits to both farmers and the environment. Come and join us to discover the benefits of plant diversity for farming!

This 60 Minute Science event is aimed at an adult audience. If you have an interest in agriculture and the environment we’d love for you to join us.

Find out more about Science Week here