Launch of new Sustainable Fertiliser training course for agri-professionals Teagasc, in collaboration with the ICOS Skillnet and the fertiliser industry, has developed a 20 hour blended training course in Sustainable Fertiliser for professionals involved in the sale, purchasing and advice relating to fertilisers. The purpose of this course is to develop the awareness of participants in the areas of sustainable fertiliser use, soils nutrition, Irish and EU legislation, farm nutrient planning and practical fertiliser use on the farm. Mark Plunkett, Soil and Plant Nutrition Specialist in Teagasc, said; “Teagasc welcomes the opportunity to provide this training to the fertiliser industry as we all work together to reduce gaseous emissions from Irish agriculture. The training is delivered by Teagasc experts through the Teagasc ConnectEd programme which delivers training and knowledge programmes to businesses and professionals working with the agri-food sector.” Billy Goodburn from ICOS has noted “ICOS Skillnet is delighted to launch the sustainable fertiliser use programme for Co-op staff involved in agri-trading who play a key role in supporting and assisting farmers with their decisions around fertiliser use.
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