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Patrick Forrestal

Teagasc Environment, Soils and Land Use Department, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford, Ireland Y35 TC97



My research interest focuses on bringing new understanding of plant, soil, and nutrient interactions to bear in developing strategies and solutions which optimize agricultural productivity and limit potential for negative environmental impacts.

Recent focus includes execution of a multi-site inter-agency collaborative research project focused on gaseous nitrogen (N) emissions, N dynamics and agronomy in intensively managed grassland and arable agro-ecosystems.

Future work will include a focus on potassium and sulphur nutrition along with efficiency of recycled residues and animal manures along with gaseous N losses from manures and fertilisers.

Research areas of interest for MSCA IF application:

  • Nitrogen cycling
  • Potassium
  • Sulphur
  • Nutrient recycling from residues and animal manures

Dr Forrestal has supervised 2 PhD and 1 MSc students to completion.