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Malting Barley Conference 2021

23 February 2021
Type Event Proceeding

The Teagasc Malting Barley Conference in conjunction with Boortmalt, took place virtually on Tuesday 23 February as an interactive webinar.

The virtual conference, hosted by Michael Hennessy, Head of Crop Knowledge Transfer Department at Teagasc featured a variety of contributors sharing their expertise and experience including tillage specialists, advisors and farmers from their farms across the country. 

Topics covered and speakers include:

  • Liquid Vs granular nitrogen on malting barley 
    Dr. Richie Hackett, Teagasc and Don Somers, Farmer, Co. Wexford
  • Managing catch crops with spring malting barley
    Eoin Lyons, Teagasc and David Walsh-Kemmis, Farmer, Co. Laois
  • Ramularia control without Chlorothalonil (Bravo)
    Deirdre Doyle, Teagasc    
  • Teagasc/Boortmalt Joint Programme update
    Eoin Lyons, Teagasc
  • Boortmalt update for the coming season 
    Max Potterton, Boortmalt

Watch the recording below

The Tillage Edge Podcast

On a recent episode of The Tillage Edge podcast, the focsus was on the questions and answers session at the conference. The expert panel included Deirdre Doyle, Eoin Lyons, Stephen Kildea, Ciaran Hickey and Richie Hackett, all from Teagasc as well as Tom Bryan from Boortmalt. The questions revolved around the topics on the webinar but also included questions about malting barley contracts, components of yield in barley, general barley disease control and more. Listen in below.