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Teagasc Tillage Events

See details below of our upcoming Tillage Events at which we will be delivering the latest insights on current tillage research plus the most relevant technical advice for tillage farmers through a series of farm walks.  

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National Potato Conference 2022

Tuesday, 22nd November  | 9am 

The National Potato Conference and Trade Show 2022 takes place in the CityNorth Hotel, Gormanston, Co. Meath, K32 W562 on Tuesday, 22nd November.

Organised by IFA in association with Teagasc and Bord Bia, the conference theme is ‘Potatoes – Protecting your Business for the Future’.

It will examine consumer trends as well as growing and storage advice.

Following presentations, a trade show will be ongoing throughout the afternoon, and attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in focused workshops.

Admission is €50 or €40 for IFA and Teagasc members. This covers the conference, catalogue, access to trade stands and lunch.

Registration and tea/coffee will commence at 9am.


Enable Conservation Tillage (ECT) Farm Walks

Enable Conservation Tillage (ECT) Project will run a series of autumn walks on demonstration farms across the country.

These walks will include a weed identification workshop, discuss cultural control methods used on each farm and herbicide options for winter cereals and oilseed rape for the Autumn 2022/ early Spring 2023. All walks start at 10:30am.

See dates and venues below

Wednesday, 23rd November  |  10.30am

Farm of Gerry Curran,
Newtown Platin, Drogheda, Co. Meath
Eircode: A92 RW6P

Thursday, 24th November  |  10.30am

Farm of Brian Lyons,
Grange, Ballyragget, Co. Kilkenny
Eircode: R95 C628

Friday, 25th November  |  10.30am

Farm of Garrett & Mark Browne,
Broomlands, Ballybrannis, Caim, Co. Wexford
Eircode: Y21 EY26


National Tillage Conference 2023

Wednesday, 25th January 2023  |  9am

After being delivered virtually for the past two years, the annual National Tillage Conference will take place on Wednesday, 25th January 2023 from 9am - 4pm in the Lyrath Convention Centre, Paulstown Road, Kilkenny, R95 F685. There is also an option to connect virtually for certain sessions that will be available online.

National Tillage Conference 2023 will provide updates and outputs from the latest research underway at Oak Park, in collaboration with our national and international partners. Split across five sessions, content delivered will relate to:

  • Cereal Disease management
  • BYDV survey and insights on viral transmission
  • Future added value opportunities in the plant protein space
  • Integrated weed management
  • Research Insights providing a snapshot of additional projects underway

Each 45min session will conclude with an interactive discussion with audience engagement.

In addition, there will be a poster session in the main foyer throughout the day with posters providing additional insight across the Teagasc Crops research programme.

IASIS points will be available.

View the conference agenda here

Pre-registration is required by all attendees, whether you are physically attending NTC2023 at the Lyrath or plan to tune in for the online sessions.

Click the button below to book a ticket to attend the National Tillage Conference in person

Click the button below to register to watch the National Tillage Conference online

Cost

The cost of the conference is listed below.

  • Teagasc Client/ConnectEd - €30
  • Non Client/ConnectEd - €50
  • Students - €50
  • Teagasc Staff - €50
  • Lunch - €25

Discount code available for students and Teagasc staff - please contact NTC2023@teagasc.ie


Past Events

2022

  • Tillage Signpost Farms & IPM Works Farm Walks 
    These farm walks which took place in June addressed sustainability challenges and solutions on tillage farms including: water quality and nitrates; reducing pesticides; and developing non-plough based systems on farm.
  • Enable Conservation Tillage Project Crop Walks 
    Enable Conservation Tillage Project Crop Walks took place in June on various farms across the country. The walks looked at grassweeds in various establishment systems and also the best practice to get best results in these establishment systems.
  • Teagasc/ Boortmalt Joint Programme Farm Walks
    The Teagasc/ Boortmalt Joint Programme ran a series of walks on monitor farms in May and June which had a specific focus on the final disease control and maximising crop yield. The walks will also look at BYDV and the use of PGR’s in crops. 
  • Teagasc Virtual Tillage Conference 2022
    The 2022 National Tillage Conference took place virtually, split over two days. The first session took place on Thursday, 13 January and the second took place on Thursday, 27 January.
  • Utilisation of Nutrients Webinar 
    On this webinar which took place on Thursday, 20 January, host Shay Phelan, Teagasc Crops Specialist was joined by James McDonnell, Farm Management Specialist; Liam Phelan, AIB; John Carroll, Glanbia; Don Somers, Signpost Programme tillage farmer and his Advisor John Pettit; and Dr Pete Berry, Head of Crop Physiology at ADAS.
  • CAP23 Webinar 
    On this webinar which took place on Thursday, 3 February, host Michael Hennessy, Head of Crops Knowledge Transfer Department, Teagasc was joined by Cormac McGann and Francis Morris, DAFM; Clive Carter, Laois Farmer; and Ciaran Collins, Teagasc Crops Specialist to discuss the new CAP proposals and how tillage farmers will be affected by these changes from 2023.
  • Crops Malting Webinar 
    This webinar was held on Thursday, 10 February as part of the Teagasc Boortmalt Joint Programme on malting barley. Host Michael Hennessy, Head of Crops Knowledge Transfer Department, Teagasc was joined by a panel of guests to discuss high fertiliser prices, Joint Programme/ Boortmalt update and environmental sustainability.

2021

  • Teagasc Crop Agronomy Update Webinars 
    These webinars which took place on Tuesday, 6th April & 4th May, 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.
  • 2021 Tillage Conference 
    The 2021 National Tillage Conference which took place virtually, split over two days, on Wednesday, 3rd & 17th February 2021.
  • Malting Barley Conference 
    Teagasc Malting Barley Conference in conjunction with Boortmalt, which took place virtually on Tuesday, 23rd February 2021.
  • Spring Tillage Webinars 
    Teagasc researchers, specialists and advisors updated growers on crop agronomy for the coming weeks. These webinars took place on Tuesday, 19th January & Thursday, 21st January.
  • Teagasc Seed Potato Webinar 
    The Teagasc Seed Potato Webinar took place on Thursday, 15th April 2021. This webinar outlined the challenges of imports and the best practices to growing more seed potatoes in Ireland.
  • Teagasc Crop Trials Event
    The Teagasc Crop Trials Event took place in Oak Park, Carlow, across two days on Wednesday, 30th June and Thursday, 1st July 2021.  The event consisted of research updates on a range of crops including; spring barley, winter wheat, oilseed rape, rye and beans.