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Record Attendance at Irish Seed Trade Association Open Day

Sunshine and heat greeted the record attendance at the Irish Seed Trade open day on July 10 at the Dept. of Agriculture & Food (DAFM) Ballyderown Farm, Moorepark, Fermoy, Co. Cork.

Among the attendance were agro chemical and animal feed suppliers (Brett Bros, Dairygold Coop, Glanbia, Grennans, Red Mills etc), cereal growers, crop consultants, DAFM personnel, food industry (DIAGEO, Flahavans, Glanbia Plc, Odlums etc), Irish Farmers Association representatives, Teagasc specialists, seed suppliers (Germinal, Goldcrop, RAGT Seeds, Seedtech, Syngenta etc) , trade personnel from agribusiness sectors in Britain and Ireland.

Pictured at the Irish Seed Trade Association (ISTA) in conjunction with the Dept of Agriculture cereal trials open day are speaker Seamus Kearney, Department of Agriculture addressing members of the seed trade beside a crop of ripening winter barley

Pictured at the Irish Seed Trade Association (ISTA) in conjunction with the Dept of Agriculture cereal trials open day are speaker Seamus Kearney, Department of Agriculture addressing members of the seed trade beside a crop of ripening winter barley

Crops on trial with excellent results included winter/spring barley, oats and wheat plus forage maize, oilseed rape and grass/clover varieties.

Pictured at the Irish Seed Trade Association (ISTA) in conjunction with the Dept of Agriculture cereal trials open day  are John McCarthy & Billy Cotter, both with Syngenta,  Helen Wilson, RAGT Seeds, Cambridge   & Noel Delany, Irish Farmers Association  Grain Committee in a crop of winter wheat.  

John McCarthy & Billy Cotter, both with Syngenta, Helen Wilson, RAGT Seeds, Cambridge & Noel Delany, Irish Farmers Association Grain Committee in a crop of winter wheat.

Due to current good weather conditions in Ireland crop quality and yields are expected to be much improved over 2012. If this good weather continues it will also reduce cereal harvesting and grain storage costs which are another bonus.

ISTA

   
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