On the 4th December 2015, the Soil Science Society of Ireland (SSSI) hosted an event entitled “Soil Science – Diggin’ it” to celebrate the 2015 International Year of Soils. This included a 3-minute postgraduate thesis competition involving postgraduate students from across the island of Ireland. 1st place was awarded to AGRI-I PhD student, Leanne Roche, for [...]
Leanne Roche, a PhD student in the AGRI-I consortium, was awarded 2nd place in the Elevator Speech Contest at the 2015 Annual Tri-Society Meeting held in Minneapolis. She had just 45 seconds to explain her research to a non-scientific audience. Leanne is co-supervised by Teagasc and University of Reading.
AGRI-I PhD students, Leanne Roche and Gemma Torres Sallan, had huge success at the recent Teagasc Walsh Fellowship Awards 2015. Leanne was awarded Best Oral Presentation and the RDS Medal for her talk on ‘Selecting nitrogen fertiliser sources for improved yield and reduced gaseous emissions in spring barley production systems’. Gemma was joint winner of the Best Poster Presentation. [...]
Patrick Forrestal won the Best Poster Presenter Award at the International Fertiliser Society Agronomic Conference for his poster entitled ‘Grassland nitrogen uptake and use efficiency as affected by fertiliser nitrogen source and inhibitors’. The poster investigated the performance of a range of fertiliser N products including CAN, urea, and urea with inhibitors in grassland. [...]
Congratulations to Mary Harty for winning Best Oral Presentation and the RDS medal at the Teagasc Walsh Fellowship Awards 2014. Mary’s presentation was entitled ‘Nitrogen fertiliser formulation: the impact on yield and gaseous emissions’. Further information is available here.
A Special Issue containing Proceedings from the 17th International Nitrogen Workshop has been published in the Journal of Agricultural Science. The conference, entitled ‘Innovations for sustainable use of nitrogen resources’, was held in Wexford, Ireland from 26th – 29th June 2012. It focused on innovations for sustainable use of N resources and covered new breakthroughs in science, [...]
The 5th Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture (GGAA) scientific conference takes place in UCD from 23rd to 26th June 2013. The conference is being organised by Teagasc and UCD, and supported by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, the EPA and the New Zealand Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Research Centre, and Ministry for Primary Industries. The [...]