Organic Combinable Crop Agronomy – with Tom Fouhy (SOLD OUT)

Please note: This course is now full / sold out. However, we are also running a concurrent “Organic Legumes & Cash Crops” course with Tom Fouhy. For more on that course, click HERE.


Learn the intricacies of organic crop agronomy with one of Ireland’s most respected organic cereal farmers – Thomas Fouhy. Across 6 sessions spanning from February to September, Tom will lay out his methods for crop rotations, min-till, intercropping, weed control, and much more. This is the first time a course like this has been available through NOTS.

In addition to live, in-person, and online tuition, the course includes three invaluable visits to Tom’s farm in Co Cork where you will see the methods in action. This is an incredible opportunity to learn about high-level cereal growing from an organic perspective.

  • Start Date: Monday Feb 22nd 2021
  • Venues: Online + Classroom + Farm Visits to Tom’s Farm near Mallow in Co Cork
  • Cost: €100 when you sign up through NOTS
  • Places: There are just 20 places available on this programme. Sign up ASAP to confirm your place

Course Topics / Learning Areas:

  • Rotations
  • Min-till
  • Intercropping
  • Green manures
  • Living mulches
  • Weeding and weed control
  • Fertility

Course Programme & Dates:

Session 1: Monday 22nd February – Live Online Introductory Session

Introduction, survey of participants, setting out a rotation, planning ahead.

Session 2: Monday 29th March – HD Filmed Recorded Session + Live Online Q&A

HD filmed session on Tom’s farm – focusing on cultivations + drilling +discussion, Additional Q&A discussion (e.g. cultivation, seeding rates, row widths etc). Potentially classroom-based session depending on restrictions.

Session 3: Monday 26th April – On-Farm Session at Tom Fouhy’s Farm in Co Cork

Farm visit with participants, focus on weeding and intercrops, timing of weeding etc. Lunch will be provided.

Session 4: Monday 31st May – On-Farm Session at Tom Fouhy’s Farm in Co Cork

Farm visit with participants, focus on weeding, planting living mulches, varieties and mixes. Lunch will be provided.

Session 5: Monday 5th July – On-Farm Session at Tom Fouhy’s Farm in Co Cork

Farm visit. Crop performance, germination of living mulches, weed pressures, diseases, autumn green cover. Lunch will be provided.

Session 6: Monday 20th September – Live Session (Either Classroom or Online depending on restrictions)

Final session. Evaluation of crop performance, living mulches and green manures, participants’ own experiences, changes going forward to rotation. Any other areas of interest. (Lunch will be provided if classroom / hotel based)

Sign up ASAP to confirm your place. For more info, email us at Places will be allocated on a “first come, first served” basis.

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