Smart Farming Farm Talk 2020

Save Money & Enhance the Environment

We have four exciting topics and speakers lined up for this year, exploring ways to improve farm returns with better resource management.

Check out the talks below:

  • Tommy Boland from UCD, demonstrating work that is taking place on multispecies swards on the Devenish lands at Dowth.
  • Mark Plunkett from Teagasc showing us the benefits of Low Emission Slurry Spreading in Moorepark.
  • Ailbhe Douglas from LAWPRO and Peter Comer from Teagasc presenting some of the work that is happening in the ASSAP programme along water courses in Mayo.
  • Donal Sheehan showing us how he manages his dairy farm in Cork for biodiversity gains through the work of the Bride Project.

Welcome to the Smart Farming Virtual Farm Talk

Tim Cullinan, President Irish Farmers’ Association


Practical Actions Can Deliver Sustainable Development

Mary Frances Rochford, Programme Manager, Climate Change and Circular Economy Programme, Environmental Protection Agency

The Potential of Multispecies Swards to Reduce Climate Impact

Tommy Boland, Professor of Ruminant Nutrition and Sheep Production, UCD

Riverside Management from the ASSAP Programme

Ailbhe Douglas, Catchment Scientist Western Region LAWPRO and Peter Comer, Agricultural Sustainability & Support Adviser Teagasc.

Nutrient Application to Reduce Environmental Impact

Mark Plunkett, Soil and Plant Nutrition Specialist, Teagasc

Farm Management with Biodiversity

Donal Sheehan, Dairy Farmer

Thank You and Closing Remarks

Paul O’Brien, National Environment & Rural Affairs Chairman and Smart Farming Programme Leader