SQUARE Soil Quality Workshop

SQUARE Soil Quality Workshop
The SQUARE project Soil Quality Workshop which will be held on Thursday 28th June at Department of Agriculture Buildings Johnstown Castle Co Wexford. SQUARE is an Irish research project, led by Teagasc Agriculture and Food Development Authority. Partners include the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, University College Dublin, University of Limerick, IT Sligo. Funding is provided ...
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Event: Met Society Field Trip to Ballyhaise Agricultural College

Event: Met Society Field Trip to Ballyhaise Agricultural College
The Irish Meteorological Society hare holding a Field Trip to Ballyhaise Agricultural College and Met Station on Saturday 19th of May. The weather promises to be fine and the day offers a very pleasant trip through the beautiful scenery of Ireland's Lakeland, with an excellent programme of talks and sights at Ballyhaise. To register for the event and for more information see irishmetsociety....
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Event: “The Wind that Shakes the Island”

Event: “The Wind that Shakes the Island”
Our friends at The Irish Meteorological Society are pleased to announce an exciting Conference on the theme of hurricanes and windstorms that affect Ireland. The Conference will take place in the RDS (Hall 7, Concert Hall) on Friday, 13th of April from 18.00 to 20.30. With Hurricane Ophelia still fresh in the mind, and with the recent experience of Storm Emma, it is clear to us all that severe ...
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Tromp Foundation biometeorology travel award

Tromp Foundation biometeorology travel award
The Tromp foundation travel award to young scientists (TFTAYS) aims to support scientists who present papers in the area of biometeorology at the European Meteorological Society (EMS) Annual Conference. This year the EMS Conference will take in Budapest, Hungary, 3-7 September 2018. Deadline for applications and submission of abstracts is 13 April 2018. The award consists of financial sup...
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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. *** Deadline for abstract submissions is 13th April 2018  *** Last year saw Dublin host the largest ever Agricultural ...
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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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