Teagasc will be holding several information events across the country in March. The following are specifically aimed at improving environmental sustainability in Irish agriculture.
Organic Specialists from Teagasc will focus on experiences with cover crops for field-scale organic vegetable production at 7pm on Wednesday the 6th of March 2024 for the latest webinar in the Let’s Talk Organics series.
The webinar will focus on reasons for growing cover crops and integrating cover crops into field-scale organic vegetable crop rotations, as well as cover crop selection and management. Practical experiences, benefits and challenges will be discussed. The team will be joined by guest speaker Christoffel den Herder, Senior Advisor Organic Vegetable Growing – CERES Horti Advice.
Signpost Series Webinar: Lowering the Carbon and Ammonia Footprints of Pasture-based Dairy Production at Solohead Research Farm will be held on line at 9.30 am on the 8th of March 2024. Researchers have been investigating the potential for lowering the carbon footprint of pasture-based milk production by implementing best practices. A key focus has been using clover to replace artificial fertiliser nitrogen. The webinar will feature guest speaker Owen Cashman, PhD Student, Solohead Farm, Teagasc.
Water Quality and Agriculture
Signpost Series Webinar: Water Quality and Agriculture Challenges and Opportunities will be held online at 9.30am on the 22nd of March 2024. The latest Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assessment shows that although over half (54%) of our surface waters are in good or better ecological status but this means that unfortunately nearly half (46%) are in unsatisfactory condition. The webinar will feature guest speaker Dr. Jenny Deakin, Senior Catchment Scientist, EPA.
Further information on these events can be found here.