Field-Scale Organic Vegetable Production (Group 1)

Event Date:

April 12, 2023

Event Time:

9:30 am

Event Location:

Beechlawn Organic Farm

Please Note: This course is now SOLD OUT. Email us at to be added to a cancellation list.

NOTS are delighted to confirm a brand new field scale organic veg production course with Beechlawn Organic Farm – one of the leading organic vegetable enterprises in the country. Taking place on site at Beechlawn in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, this is a 4-day course spanning all four seasons.

You will visit Beechlawn in April, June, September, and November for a series of in-depth course days run by Padraig Fahy. Each session will focus on season-specific learning topics, and feature high-level instruction on field-scale organic vegetable production.

  • Dates: April 12th, June 14th, September 13th & November 15th
  • Venue: Beechlawn Organic Farm, Ballinasloe, Co Galway
  • Times: 9.30am – 4.30pm each day
  • Cost: Just €100 when you come through NOTS
  • Places: Limited – sign up today to secure your place

See below breakdown of each course day:

Spring Session – Wednesday April 12th:

  • Soil Analysis
  • Nutrient Budgeting
  • Crop Programme
  • Protected Cropping
  • Machinery and Utilising It.
  • Source Plants and Raw Materials
  • Markets

Summer Training – Wednesday June 14th:

  • Plant Health and Nutrient requirements
  • Weed Control
  • What to plant in Summer
  • Plant Raising – What’s involved?
  • Harvesting Techniques
  • Irrigation Systems

Autumn Training – Wednesday September 13th:

  • Cover Crops establishment, varieties, Functions
  • Autumn plantings and Sowings
  • Harvesting and Yield calculations
  • Protected Cropping, Options for Winter
  • Pest and Disease control  September – November
  • Review Summer production.

Winter Training – Wednesday November 15th:

  • Crop planning for 2024
  • Seed varieties
  • Machinery Maintenance
  • Field storage v Fridge storage
  • Harvesting techniques and Efficiencies
  • Cost Analysis Production, Margin, Yields
  • Sourcing markets

Sign up below or email us at for more information. Places are very limited on this course – so sign up ASAP to secure your place.

No More Seats Available
Total Seats: 15
  • Beechlawn Organic Farm
  • Beechlawn
  • Ballinasloe
  • Co. Galway
  • H53 K753

Event Schedule Details

  • April 12, 2023 9:30 am   -   4:30 pm
  • June 14, 2023 9:30 am   -   4:30 pm
  • September 13, 2023 9:30 am   -   4:30 pm
  • November 15, 2023 9:30 am   -   4:30 pm

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