AgriSearch and AFBI are holding a farmer workshop on Monday 15th February at 7.30pm to demonstrate three existing farm decision support tools for permanent grassland and review a proposal for a new farm level tool. This is being held as part of a Europe-wide Research Project into Developing SUstainable PERmanent Grassland systems and policies (SUPER-G).
The first objective of the workshop is to evaluate the existing farm tools on their suitability for use in different farming systems in Northern Ireland. The existing farm tools include Farmax, Cool Farm Tool (specifically the biodiversity module) and a T-sum monitoring tool. The second objective is to get feedback from farmers on a new decision support tool being developed to benchmark the delivery of ecosystem services on farm.