The Irish Cattle and Sheep Farmers’ Association (ICSA) is hosting a Knowledge Transfer reseeding demo this Friday, May 12, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
It will take place on the farm of Dan Lynam, Templeoran South, Tyrellspass, Co. Westmeath.
Presentations on the evening will include:
- Best practice in reseeding
- Grass seed varieties
- Pasture Profit Index (PPI)
- Economics of reseeding
- Soil testing – pH,P,K and lime requirements
- Spray choices before and after reseeding
Numerous reseeding methods will be on display including: ploughing; one-pass; discing; and direct reseeding. Farmers who attend will be able to observe a live demonstration of each method.
A number of guest speakers will be in attendance on the evening, to discuss and answer questions and queries.
Guest speakers on the evening will be:
Dr. Mary McEvoy – Germinal
David Webster – Teagasc
Chris Maughan – TP Whelehan
Emer Kearney – IAS Laboratories
Currently, the deadline for the completion of works and actions under the Knowledge Transfer Group Scheme has been set as Wednesday, May 31; despite calls for an extension by Knowledge Transfer group facilitators.
To adhere to the terms and conditions, participants in the Knowledge Transfer beef, sheep and dairy programmes are required, for each year of the scheme, to attend a minimum of five Knowledge Transfer Group meetings or four meetings and one DAFM approved National Event.
Knowledge Transfer registration at the event will be open between 4.45pm and 5.45pm.
The event, held in association with Germinal, is free and all farmers are invited to attend.