The Faculty of Agriculture, Meals and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) is ready to host workshops throughout Northern Eire subsequent week to replace growers on the efficiency of present fungicides.

Audio system on the occasions might be Steven Kildea of Teagasc and Michelle Nuttall of the Agriculture and Horticulture Growth Board (AHDB).

The workshop areas and instances might be:

  • Monday, February 27, at 7:30p.m – Roepark Resort, Limavady, Co. Derry;
  • Tuesday, February 28, at 2:00p.m – CAFRE’s Greenmount campus, Co. Antrim;
  • Tuesday, February 28, at 7:30p.m – Millbrook Lodge, Ballynahinch, Co. Down.

Fungicide sprays make up near half of the agrochemical value on most cereal crops in Eire’s moist maritime local weather, in accordance with Division for Agriculture, Surroundings and Rural Affairs (DAERA).

The goal of the workshops is to show and inform growers in regards to the right merchandise to make use of on the proper instances to guard yield crops.

CAFRE stated growers face issues from each the continued shifts in sensitivity of the illness to the lively components obtainable, and likewise from the fixed change in availability of lively components.

The cereal fungicides workshop on the CAFRE Greenmount campus and the workshop in Ballynahinch will function a fast replace on the progress of the Soil Nutrient Well being Scheme by Aveen McMullan of CAFRE.

CAFRE journey overseas

CAFRE and DAERA are additionally main a Farm Innovation Go to (FIV), in partnership with Farm Ed, to England, and farmers in Northern Eire which can be taken with attending have till 4:00p.m on Monday (February 27) to use by way of the CAFRE web site.

To function of the go to, which is to the Northeast Cotswolds Farmer Cluster, is to study extra about on-farm biodiversity.

There are 15 spots up for grabs on the go to, nonetheless if there may be enough curiosity within the journey, subsequent journeys will happen in 2023.

Functions are invited from one member or worker of a farm enterprise that has over three hectares, is over 18-years-old on the applying date and isn’t in full-time schooling.

To extend the advantages that come from the journey, all candidates should determine a bunch of farmers that they’ll share their findings with after they return.