Organic Legumes & Cash Crops with Tom Fouhy

Learn about cash crops, protein crops, and legumes across 4 in-depth sessions with Tom Fouhy – one of Ireland’s most renowned and respected organic cereal farmers.

The course is based around extending crop rotations by introducing legume cash crops (including instruction on agronomy, challenges, varieties, inter cropping, benefits, and more)

In addition to live, in-person, and online tuition, the course includes two 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 protein crop growing from an organic perspective.

  • Start Date: Monday Feb 8th 2021
  • Venues: Online + Classroom + Farm Visits to Tom’s Farm near Mallow in Co Cork
  • Cost: Just €65 when you sign up through NOTS
  • Places: There are just 20 places available on this programme. Sign up ASAP to confirm your place

Additional Tom Fouhy Course: 
Please note – we are also running a concurrent “Organic Combinable Crop Agronomy” course with Tom Fouhy. For more on that course, click HERE.

Course Programme / Dates:

Session 1: Monday 8th February – Live Online Introductory Session

Types of legumes cash crops, farm and soil type suitability, extending rotation, different types of crop establishment, seed rates.

Session 2: Monday 22nd March – On-Farm Session at Tom Fouhy’s Farm in Co Cork

Weed control, nutrient demand, trace elements, under sowing mulch crops.

Session 3: Monday 24th May – On-Farm Session at Tom Fouhy’s Farm in Co Cork

Disease / pest-weed pressures, weeding, harvesting, exploring opportunities for following cash crops.

Session 4: Monday 27th September – Live Session (Either Classroom or Online depending on restrictions)

Follow up on growers experience, yields, sowing rates, different legume performance, addressing problems.

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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