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Spring Tillage Seminars

Get the latest information on Spring crop agronomy, including varieties, sowing rates, crop nutrition, and pest management.

Spring Tillage Seminars (PDF)

Topics covered will include:

  • Crop planning and margins 2018
  • Spring cereal varieties and sowing rates
  • Crop nutrition to achieve savings; and,
  • Pest management in the light of resistance

Tues 16 January - Ferrycarrig Hotel, Wexford

Wed 17 January - Clanard Court Hotel, Athy, Co. Kildare

Wed 17 January - Silver Springs Hotel, Cork

Mon 22 January - Arklow Bay Hotel, Wicklow

Mon 22 January - Teagasc office, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary

Tues 23 January - Teagasc office, Navan, Co. Meath

Wed 24 January - Munster Arms Hotel, Bandon, Co. Cork

Thurs 25 January - Mount Wolseley Hotel, Tullow, Co. Carlow

Thurs 25 January - Teagasc office, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Thurs 1 February - Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Mon 5 February - Teagasc office, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Mon 5 February - Teagasc office, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary

Tues 6 February - Kettles Hotel, Swords, Co. Dublin

Tues 6 February - Teagasc office, Athenry, Co. Galway

Wed 7 February - Teagasc office, Kilkenny

Wed 7 February - Teagasc office, Portlaoise, Co. Laois

Tues 13 February - Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly

Wed 28 February - Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

All seminars start at 8pm | IASIS credits available

National Tillage Conference

31 January – Lyrath Estate Hotel, Kilkenny

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

Winter Crop Walks

Tues 13 February - Teagasc, Oak Park, Carlow 2pm

Wed 14 February - DAFM Farm, Ballyderown, Fermoy, Co. Cork 11am

Thurs 15 February - Wexford 11am

Fri 16 February - Teagasc, Kildalton, Piltown, Co. Kilkenny 11am