Information from our January Seminars - Securing Future Standard & Supply for Arable Farming

Thank you to all who attended our 2023 Seminars  ‘The Irish Seed Trade Association - Securing Future Standard & Supply for Arable Farming’ over three days last week. 

 The morning opened with a look at the current markets, the threats and opportunities in the sector presented by Market Consultant Padraig Brennan. We welcomed John Mahon of Teagasc to develop our skills and knowledge in identifying and managing grass weeds, with a focus on Black Grass. The Department of Agriculture Seed Division reminded us of the seed standards and ISTA further explained the protocols under which its members certify and explain new measures the assemblers are introducing to deal with current challenges. The session finished with a panel discussion featuring a range of guest speakers chaired by Andy Doyle of The Irish Farmers Journal.

Check out what you missed or re-cap with our short video. You can also review some of the slides from the seminars, with detailed pictures on weeds and standards. 

Identify Grass Weeds Slides

Learn more on Grass Weeds Slides