Storms Ellen and Francis have turned a difficult harvest into recovery effort by tillage farmers across the country

A survey carried out by Teagasc advisors on Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th of August estimates that 50% of this year’s tillage crops remains to be harvested. The recent storms, Ellen and Francis, brought strong winds and rain resulting in damage to crops nationwide. Many crops have fallen over with the worst affected loosing grain […]

Major report on the strategic plan for the Irish Crops sector launched

The Teagasc Tillage Stakeholder Consultative Group and Minister Heydon has launched a key report, for the Irish Tillage sector entitled Crops 2030 – A strategic plan to deliver environmental and economic sustainability for the Irish Crops Sector. The report assesses the current state of the sector and provides 54 tangible recommendations. These collectively highlight how […]

Cheese – new insights into an age-old food

The most detailed study to date of the microbes in cheese is published today in Nature Food by a team of researchers at Teagasc and APC Microbiome Ireland SFI Research Centre, led by Professor Paul Cotter. For this study, the team employed the most advanced DNA technologies to characterise in great depth the microbiology of […]

Has your sense of smell or taste changed during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Researchers from Teagasc and UCD are working with sensory scientists from research institutions across the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to understand how COVID-19 has affected people’s ability to smell and taste. The Smell and Taste Evaluation in Ireland (STEVIE) survey was launched today, Tuesday, 7 July, in response to reports that COVID-19 can […]

Teagasc publish analysis of farm income impacts of COVID-19

A new report by Teagasc economists explores the possible impact of COVID-19 on farm incomes in Ireland this year. Analysis of a range of scenarios finds that income in 2020 across the sector as a whole will drop relative to the income forecast for 2020 in the absence of the COVID-19 pandemic. The scenario impacts […]

Orange fire danger notice

An Orange fire danger notice is currently in place, effective until Monday, the 20th of April. A Condition Orange means that a high fire risk is deemed to exist in all areas where hazardous fuels such as dead grasses, and shrub fuels such as heather and gorse exist. Head of the Teagasc Forestry Development Department, Nuala […]

Teagasc announces new telephone helpline for farmers

A new Teagasc telephone helpline to assist farmers with queries in relation to the current COVID-19 challenge has been set up. It was announced by Professor Tom Kelly, Teagasc Director of Knowledge Transfer: “Teagasc have put in place a dedicated helpline for farmers to get advice on the range of issues that they may face […]

Farm Methodically for Safety

Due to the Coronavirus Emergency, now is one of the most challenging periods in our country’s history.  Farmers, as food producers, are crucial to society.  A farm injury is unwelcome at any time, but currently an injury would be particularly unwelcome as it could jeopardise running of a farm, require attendance at a medical facility […]

Energy in Agriculture 15th July 2020 – Focus on Rural Diversification

The Energy in Agriculture committee today announced their fifth consecutive year running Energy in Agriculture in Gurteen. Energy in Agriculture 2020 will focus on rural diversification, forestry and energy usage. We will hear from the champions of the sectors and their success stories. Paul Kenny CEO of Tipperary Energy Agency says ‘’Energy In Agriculture has […]

Starting a Farm Food Business – From Fork to Farm Seminar

A seminar on ‘Starting a Food Business’ will take place in Kilkenny on Wednesday morning, 4th March. The event is organised by the Local Enterprise Office, in conjunction with Teagasc and Kilkenny Leader Partnership and runs from 10.45am – 1pm in the Springhill Court Hotel, Kilkenny. The event is targeted at people interested in diversification […]

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