The Irish Grain Growers’ Group (IGGG) will host two webinars this week on Tuesday and Thursday night.
Top of the agenda for Tuesday’s event is the new CAP and the much anticipated Straw Incorporation Scheme.
Niall Ryan will speak from the Department of Agriculture, while Siobhán Walsh from the Irish Farmers Journal will speak on some of the advantages and challenges of straw incorporation.
On Thursday night, the topic moves to the use of Irish grain for milling flour. Tim O’Donovan will speak from Seedtech to provide some details on varieties and husbandry to reach milling grade.
Andy Doyle from the Irish Farmers Journal will provide an insight into the sector from his experience in the industry and background in milling wheat research.
Finally, Eimear Gallagher from the Teagasc Food Research Centre in Ashtown will look at alternatives to wheat for milling.
There will be a question and answer session when all presentations have finished on both nights.
The meetings are open to members and non-members of the IGGG.