Environment, Soils and Land-Use Research
To develop technologies and management strategies that farmers to achieve economic and environmental sustainability.
Soils research programme is focused on improving our knowledge of spatial variability and soils factors influencing crop growth.
To improve nutrient efficiency and soil fertility on Irish farms.
To reduce gaseous emissions and improve carbon footprint of Irish agriculture produce.
To improve water quality in agricultural catchments.
To maintain and enhance biodiversity in agricultural systems.
Soil & Land-Use Management
To develop tools for optimising soil and land-use management planning for sustainable intensification.
- Gaseous Emissions - Gary Lanigan, Dominika Krol and Karl Richards
- Water Quality - Per-Erik Mellander, Edward Burgess and Owen Fenton
- Soils - Fiona Brennan
- Nutrient Efficiency - David Wall, Karen Daly and Patrick Forrestal
- Land Use & Modelling - Lilian O'Sullivan
- Agro-Ecology - John Finn and Daire O hUallacháin
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