Public agrometeorology talks in February

Public agrometeorology talks in February
There are two public talks this month directly related to agricultural meteorology, both of which to be given by Met Éireann’s Agricultural Meteorologist, Keith Lambkin. The first is the Teagasc Tillage Crop Seminar, to be held in the Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, Co. Offaly on Tuesday 13th February 2018 starting at 7:30pm. Here Keith will review the difficult season tillage farmers have exper...
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Met Éireann MÉRA workshop

Met Éireann MÉRA workshop
MÉRA is a climate reanalysis dataset recently released by Met Éireann. It covers Ireland and the UK over a 35 year period. This dataset is likely to prove a valuable resource to the agrometeorology community in Ireland. Our friends in Met Éireann will be holding a MÉRA workshop in May. Further details are below. We hope to see you there. Dear users of the MÉRA dataset, We would like to i...
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EMS Agrometeorology & Phenology session 2018

EMS Agrometeorology & Phenology session 2018
Abstract submissions are now being invited for the 'Agricultural Meteorology & Phenology' Session at this year's European Meteorological Society (EMS) conference. This year the annual conference will be held in Budapest, Hungary and run between 3rd – 7th September 2018. Last year saw Dublin host the largest ever Agricultural Meteorology Session at this EMS conference. Half of the presenter...
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Further Progress on the new Irish Grass Growth Model

Further Progress on the new Irish Grass Growth Model
Irish researchers have made further progress in developing a next generation grass growth model. In the scientific paper published this month, the author Jack McDonnell, categorises the usefulness of medium range weather forecasts in Ireland in relation to grass growth models. The abstract of the paper entitled "Verification and bias correction of ECMWF forecasts for Irish weather stations to e...
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Citizens’ Assembly recommends agriculture greenhouse gas tax

Citizens’ Assembly recommends agriculture greenhouse gas tax
"The Citizens’ Assembly has recommended there should be a tax on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from agriculture, among a number of other suggested measures to tackle climate change. The Assembly had been considering the topic, ‘How the State can make Ireland a leader in tackling climate change’. Its recommendations will now form the basis of a report for submission to the Houses of the Oireach...
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Wet conditions delayed the sowing of winter cereals

Wet conditions delayed the sowing of winter cereals
Ireland, as well as parts of the UK, Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany, all had delays sowing winter cereals due to the wet conditions. For a more in-depth analysis see the October MARS Bulletin. MARS, which monitor agricultural resources in Europe on behalf of the European Commission, publish free crop monitoring summaries every month. They can be accessed from the MARS website. ...
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Bronze Medal Winner

Bronze Medal Winner
Congratulations to the winner of the AGMET Austin Bourke Bronze medal, Pooja Sharma. The Austin Bourke Bronze Medal is presented for a recent significant contribution to Irish agrometeorology, applied environmental meteorology, biometeorology or a related discipline. From the nominations received an award committee deemed Pooja’s work in the area “System modelling and life cycle assessment of dair...
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Gerald Fleming to present first Tom Keane Lecture

Gerald Fleming to present first Tom Keane Lecture
The Inaugural Tom Keane AGMET Lecture - Tuesday 5th Sept 2017, Glasnevin, Dublin The Inaugural Tom Keane Lecture will be given by Met Éireann’s Head of Forecast Division, Gerald Fleming, with a talk entitled ‘A half-century of weather forecasting in Ireland’ This talk will consider how weather forecasting has evolved since the early days of AGMET – from charts that were plotted and analyse...
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Call for nominations – Austin Bourke Bronze Medal

Call for nominations – Austin Bourke Bronze Medal
The Irish Joint Working Group on Applied Agricultural Meteorology (AGMET) is pleased to invite nominations for the award of The Austin Bourke Bronze Medal for a recent significant contribution to agrometeorology, applied environmental meteorology, biometeorology or a related discipline. Closing date for nominations is 12:00pm, Friday 4th August 2017. Download the application details. Eligibi...
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WMO and FAO strengthen cooperation on climate change, drought

WMO and FAO strengthen cooperation on climate change, drought
' The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Meteorological Organization have signed a memorandum of understanding to deepen cooperation to respond to climate variability and climate change, which, according to the agreement, "represents an urgent and potentially irreversible threat to human societies, natural ecosystems and food security. ' * Source WMO news ' Through their ...
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