Monday, November 25, 2013

Conference on Agriculture and Future Weather Patterns



A free conference on Agriculture and Future Weather Patterns is being held in the Teagasc Food Research Centre, at Ashtown, Dublin on Thursday the 5th December 2013.


The government has set ambitious targets for Irish Agriculture under the banner of Food Harvest 2020with a 50% increase in milk production targeted along with an increase in the output value of beef by 40% and sheep by 20% by 2020. While this is good news for the agricultural sector achieving these goals is very dependent on how our climate is going to evolve.  The fodder crisis during the winter and spring of 2012-13 is a good example of how production and weather are linked. This free conference will:
  •  Update stakeholders on the most current assessments of climate and future weather volatility
  •  Provide an assessment of the impact of the recent fodder crisis on agriculture and lessons learned
  •  Unveil exciting new research in monitoring grass growth and providing decision -support
  •  Identify stakeholder needs in terms of building on-farm adaptive capacity

There is no charge for the conference, but registration is essential.  To register please email your name, organisation and contact details to: weatherconference2013@teagasc.ie
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