Peat soil – Tullamore (Ireland)
The Irish “PREPSOIL Regional Soil Needs Workshop” takes place on the 28rd of July, 2023. This workshop aims to understand the most urgent soil needs for Irish peat soils in the context of land use and land use change on drained peatlands for agriculture. The event will take place at Tullamore Court Hotel, O'Moore St, Tullamore, Co. Offaly, Ireland.
Topics to be discussed
- Peat soils in Ireland: Degradation & Restoration (more info in the agenda below).
Farmers and advisors related to farming on peat soils.
11:00 – 12:30 Intro of the PREPSOIL project and local stakeholder presentation
Prepsoil (15 min, Sabine Jordan, SLU)
Desk Research – Peat Soil Region (15 min, Niall Curley, Copa-Cogeca)
FarmPEAT project (15 min, Caroline Lalor, FarmPEAT)
Discussion and Q&A
Current challenges and obstacles
Barriers for sustainable soil management
Opportunities for change
Trade-offs between different management options
- 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch – Lunch will be provided at the venue
13:30 – 14:30 Continuation - Discussion and Q&A
- Possibilities for Living Labs and Lighthouses
- Closing remarks
14:30 – 16:00 Excursion
FarmPeat Project Peat Site Example – Farm in Doorey, Clara
Transportation will be provided for the short distance to the demonstration
See below the photo gallery (kindly provided by the local organizer)