Each month, an IFA Smart Farming Case Study is published…
Smart Farming – Riverside Management from the ASSAP Programme
This year’s Smart Farming Farm Talk has moved online.
The Smart Farming programme focuses on ways to reduce costs inside the farm gate and protect the environment through better resource management in eight key areas: feed, grassland, water, inputs, time management, soil fertility, machinery management and energy use.
Smart Farming is led by the Irish Farmers Association (IFA) in partnership with the EPA and brings together the knowledge of Teagasc, the Fertilizer Association of Ireland, the EPA, University College Dublin and others. Smart Farming is communicating this knowledge in a targeted way to improve farm incomes whilst also protecting the environment
Speakers this year include:
- Tim Cullinan, President, IFA
- Mary Frances Rochford, Programme Manager, Climate Change and Circular Economy, Environmental Protection Agency
- 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
We’ve included one video below as it has a particular focus on water quality and looks at the work of the LA Waters Programme (LAWPRO) and Teagasc’s Agricultural Sustainability Support and Advice service (ASSAP).
All other videos are available on www.smartfarming.ie