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Mark Plunkett

Specialist – Soil & Plant Nutrition

Research Interests

  • Improving nutrient advice for grassland and tillage crops
  • Micro nutrients for tillage crops
  • Improving the precision of fertiliser advice – more soil / plant specific
  • Soil pH and lime –interactions with nutrient efficiency
  • Organic manure management for grassland & tillage crops
  • Editor of Teagasc nutrient recommendations for agricultural crops – Teagasc Green Book


  • B. Agr. Sc (1997) from University College Dublin, IRL
  • M. Agr. Sc -Crop Science (1999) from University College Dublin, IRL

Professional Membership

  • Fertilizer Association of Ireland (FAI)
  • Irish Tillage & Land Use Association (ITLUS)
  • International Fertilizer Society (IFS)