Teagasc Tillage Month
Welcome to ‘Tillage Month’ during which we will deliver the latest insights on current tillage research plus the most relevant technical advice for tillage farmers through a series of live, interactive webinars.
- Crop Agronomy Update Webinars
- Tillage Conference February 3rd and 17th
- Malting Barley Conference February 23rd
- Spring webinar proceedings
The tillage industry underpins Ireland’s agri-food enterprises through the provision of high quality feed / material for processing, with the sector being the most carbon efficient within Irish agriculture.
While the expansive role the cropping sector can play in supporting sustainable food production is clear, the sector faces legislative, environmental and land use challenges that are undermining its economic sustainability.
In response, continued innovation and investment in crop improvement and knowledge transfer strategies is essential if we are to improve the resilience of the sector and exploit the significant opportunities that exist to add value for the primary producer in response to consumer preferences for increased provenance and authenticity.
Commencing January 19th, through Tillage Month researchers, specialists and tillage farmers will share their expertise and experiences across multiple issues, while also engaging with attendees through the interactive Q&A sessions on each day.
Teagasc Crop Agronomy Webinar - Tuesday, May 4 | 11:30am
Teagasc researchers, specialists and advisors discussed strategies to controlling weeds, disease and pests on crops from around the country. The webinar looked at cereals, beans, and beet and also how to get the best from the plant protection products used on your farm.
The topics on the webinar included:
- Getting the best from Plant Protection Products:- Protecting the environment while spraying; Nozzles and drift reduction; Managing your chemical store
- Crop Agronomy update:- Winter crops agronomy – crops across the country
- Beet agronomy:- Coping with the loss of herbicides
- Bean agronomy:- Achieving effective disease control; Key agronomic decisions for the coming weeks
- Spring barley agronomy
Teagasc Crop Agronomy Webinar - Tuesday, 6 April
This webinar covered the major agronomy decisions needed over the coming weeks in winter and spring crops. Researchers, Specialists and advisors were on hand to answer questions throughout the webinar.
Topics covered include:
- Disease control in Winter Wheat and Winter barley including yellow rust control
- Spring barley weed control
- Resistant weeds, wild oats, and annual meadow grass control
- Trace Elements and their importance for tillage crops
- Manganese, Magnesium, Zinc, Copper and Sulphur
Teagasc Malting Barley Conference in conjunction with Boortmalt
Tuesday, 23 February | 11.30am
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 2021 National Tillage Conference took place virtually, split over two days, on Wednesday, 3rd February and Wednesday, 17th February.
Session One - Wednesday, 3 February | 11.30am
On February 3rd, part one of the 2021 National Tillage Conference took place as an interactive webinar where researchers and PhD students provided insights into current research on:
- Designing management practices to enhance both yield and grain milling quality of Winter and Spring Oats
Sara Tudor, Teagasc Walsh Scholar, Aberystwyth University, Wales
- Growing field beans in Ireland: agronomic practices and current issues
Sheila Alves, Teagasc, Oak Park
- The potential of rye in Ireland
Richie Hackett, Teagasc, Oak Park
- Establishing a BYDV and aphid-monitoring network to support IPM strategies in Ireland
Maximilian Schughart, Teagasc Walsh Scholar, University College Dublin
- Producing high value plant breeding material suited to Irish tillage systems
Dan Milbourne, Teagasc, Oak Park
Watch the recording below:
Session Two - Wednesday, 17 February | 11.30am
On February 17th, part two of the 2021 National Tillage Conference took place as an interactive webinar. Researchers and PhD students provided insights into more immediate issues, detailing the continuous need for integrated pest management approaches to mitigate against the problem of grassweeds and STB of winter wheat. The panellists also discussed the relevance of recent results from the on-going Teagasc systems trials, which have been examining the impact of different cultivation practises.
- Herbicide-resistant grass weeds: problems and the way forward
Vijaya Bhaskar A.V., Teagasc, CELUP, Oak Park
- Developing IPM strategies for septoria tritici blotch on winter wheat
Steven Kildea, Teagasc, CELUP, Oak Park
- Crop establishment systems and rotation in combination
Dermot Forristal, Teagasc, CELUP Oak Park
Watch the recording below:
Teagasc Crop Agronomy Update - Tuesday, 9 February | 11.30am
Teagasc researchers, specialists and advisors updated growers on crop agronomy for the coming weeks. Advice on nitrogen, P&K, weed control, PGR and disease control were discussed. The first event covered crops from across the country including the following:
- Winter barley (hybrid and conventional
- Winter oilseed rape – early season agronomy
- Weed control in winter crops – Grass weeds and difficult to control broadleaves
Teagasc Crop Agronomy Update - Tuesday, 2 March | 11.30am
Teagasc researchers, specialists and advisors updated growers on crop agronomy for the coming weeks. Advice on nitrogen, P&K, PGR and disease control were all discussed. The second event covered crops from across the country including the following:
- Winter Oats - Nutrition, growth regulation and disease control
- Winter Barley - Nutrition, growth regulation and disease control
- Spring beans - Seeding rates, nutrition and weed control
- Spring barley - Components of yield, seeding rates and seedbed nutrition
Session One - Tuesday, 19 January | 11.30am
A live interactive webinar with Teagasc Tillage Specialists and Advisors who covered the following:
- Spring Cereal Varieties – Variety selection and availability
- Straw incorporation scheme – Existing farmer experience and research
- GLAS and Biodiversity on Tillage Farms – Farmer experience and look forward to new schemes
There was a variety of contributors sharing their expertise and experience including tillage specialists, advisors and farmers from their farms across the country. Attendees were able to ask questions and interact with the contributors. Watch below..
Session Two - Thursday, 21 January | 11.30am
Join us for a live interactive webinar with Teagasc Tillage Specialists and Advisors who will cover topics such as:
- BREXIT: Impact for the tillage industry
- Optimising the use of Organic manures
- Beans - Grower experiences
There will be a variety of contributors sharing their expertise and experience including tillage specialists, advisors and farmers from their farms across the country. Attendees will be able to ask questions and interact with the contributors each day.