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Teagasc at the National Ploughing Championships

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Venue Fenagh, Co. Carlow

Driving Sustainable Growth

In recent years our outdoor exhibit area has proved hugely popular with visitors to the event. We have extended this exhibit area to include four fenced paddocks where the concept and challenges of Driving Sustainable Growth will be explored.

Teagasc researchers, specialists, and advisors will be able to explain to visitors at first hand the key steps in driving Sustainable Growth.

  • The first paddock will exhibit the soil profile, the basis for all production, demonstrating rooting depth by grass and mustard crops. The benefits of protected urea fertiliser will also be discussed here.
  • The next paddock will demonstrate how trailing shoe slurry application compares with splash plate application.
  • The third paddock will exhibit varying grass covers and how grass production and management can help optimise profitability sustainably.
  • The final paddock will address Integrated Pest Management on tillage farms. Environmental issues will also be discussed including how to promote plant biodiversity and support bee populations. Integrating forestry into sustainable production systems will be addressed here too.

Within the Teagasc marquee located right beside the Demonstration paddocks you can meet Teagasc advisors, specialists, educators  and researchers in the fields of:

  • Farm Management
  • Teagasc Courses
  • Health and Safety
  • Beef    
  • Sheep 
  • Tillage 
  • Dairy
  • Foresty
  • Environment
  • Food
  • Vistamilk
  • Rural Develoment
  • Renewable Energy
  • Horticulture

We have some exciting demonstration tools to demonstrate key points within the marquee. A forestry machine simulator will highlight safety issues. A virtual reality headset will allow visitors to make a ‘journey’ through the microscopic structure of a loaf of bread.

State of the art farm models in the Vistamilk and Forestry   areas will delight younger visitors. Teagasc Health and Safety colleagues will show how your blood circulatory system works and how to ensure it continues to do so! Sustainable growth is only possible if the farmer AND the environment are in good condition.

We look forward to seeing you at Block 3, Row 20, Stand 437.