Farm Ireland

Sunday 17 December 2017

Latest crop varieties on show at Oak Park

Michael Hennessy

Teagasc will host the biannual crop open day in Oak Park, Carlow, this Thursday, from 2-7pm. Entry is free and all are welcome.

Growers will have a chance to see some of the latest varieties under different management regimes and staff from the Department of Agriculture's variety testing division will be on hand to answer questions about these varieties.

Dr Stephen Kildea, the leading septoria expert in Ireland, will guide growers through the latest developments in managing septoria and how to get the best from new chemistry.

Weed control stands in winter wheat and spring barley will allow growers a chance to compare current standards and view new products for the coming years.

Other stands of interest include min-till, soil compaction, winter barley management and disease control.

The event will also host several stands in a pavilion area where growers can talk to experts on greenhouse gas emissions from tillage, cross compliance, bioenergy and Health and Safety.

Teagasc will also host a bioenergy half day event at Oak Park with a focus on miscanthus, willow and anaerobic digestion.

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