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TResearch: Communicating Science

Scientific research will be one of the key drivers of the knowledge-based economy in Ireland in the future. The need for effective communication of research and the promotion of science is more important then ever, if young people are to be attracted to study science and to pursue a career in research. TResearch aims to disseminate to a wider audience some of the important scientific work being undertaken in Teagasc and in other collaborating research institutions.

The planned increase in investment in science under the Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation 2006-2013, aims to place Ireland firmly on the global map in terms of the excellence of our research and its application for the benefit of society. It is now more essential than ever that Irish scientists engage in a genuine dialogue with the public so that the latter can better understand, support, and indeed challenge, the science that is being undertaken while, at the same time, helping scientists understand public interests and concerns.

As the national body responsible for agri-food research in Ireland, Teagasc has a statutory responsibility to disseminate its research findings to key stakeholders. TResearch is a popular science publication aimed at meeting this need. While the primary aim is to communicate Teagasc research, the magazine also aims to improve the public awareness and understanding of agri-food research generally.


TResearch: Spring 2017
Social Media: can it connect science and society?


TResearch: Winter 2016
Returns on afforestation of agricultural land

TResearch: Autumn 2016
Dairy processing research - technology highlights

TResearch: Summer 2016
Beef 2016 - Profitable Technologies

TResearch: Spring 2016
Communicating the bioeconomy through images
Farming and Rural Life 1916 event
Precision agriculture
Microalgae as a food source


TResearch: Winter 2015
Sustainable food and nutrition security
The future of Ireland’s bioeconomy
Whole genome sequencing of cattle
Grass for marginal soils

TResearch: Autumn 2015
Harnessing innovation in horticulture
Foods for heart health
Improving farm safety
Sheep 2015

TResearch: Summer 2015
Sustainable dairy expansion
Optimum milk production systems post-quota
New markets in food from dairy
Soil fertility and dairy expansion

TResearch: Spring 2015
Healthy ageing: diet and lifestyle might hold the key to eternal youth
Next Generation Herd
A Virtual Centre for Crop Improvement: Boosting plant breeding to secure agricultural productivity in Ireland
Adding value to meat processing


TResearch: Winter 2014
Understanding Campylobacter - the €2.4 billion bug
Carbon sequestration by hedgerows in Ireland
Animal ethics
Pesticide regulations and cereal disease control

TResearch: Autumn 2014
Irish Soil Information System goes live
Schmallenberg - a disease of cattle and sheep
CheeseBoard 2015
Consumer meat quality expectations

TResearch: Summer 2014
International Year of Family Farming
Sediment fingerprinting
Sensory food network
Energy from pig manure

TResearch: Spring 2014
Modelling pests in a changing climate
Automatic milking systems
Milk sugars and human health
Potential of nanotechnology in agri-food


TResearch: Winter 2013
Monitoring grass from space
Animal breeding using DNA technologies
Drain, drain, sustain
Reshaping the human body using whey proteins

TResearch: Autumn 2013
A galaxy within us - A special focus on our gut microbiota and how it can be programmed by food
Forty years of Irish farming in the EU
Energy demand in dairy
Mush TV – innovation for EU mushroom sector

TResearch: Summer 2013
Greenhouse Gases & Animal Agriculture Conference
Modelling GHG emissions
Agriculture in climate change negotiations
Improving feed efficiency

TResearch: Spring 2013
Promoting phosphorus in soils
Renewed emphasis on agri-food research funding
Breeding for quality
Lessons for effective and effi cient knowledge transfer


TResearch: Winter 2012
Introducing T-stór – Teagasc’s new open access repository
Electricity and heat from biomass
Replacement heifer management to maximise performance
Productivity and income

TResearch: Autumn 2012
The great debate on the battle to feed a changing planet
Food solutions for weight management
Supporting rural enterprise development
Wood energy potential of farm forestry

TResearch: Summer 2012
Science supporting Ireland’s agri-food indistry - Teagasc @ ESOF2012

TResearch: Spring 2012
Milk quality - increasing production while maintaining standards
Food Harvest 2020: a brighter shade of green?
Making the most of colostrum
Improving forage maize production in Ireland


TResearch: Winter 2011
Improving farm safety – getting inside the mind of animals
Food choices – what’s my motivation?
Dairy bull beef production
Nutrient loads from agri-catchments

TResearch: Autumn 2011
Energy crops – achieving a balance
Seaweed – does the heart good
Epigenetics – linking nurture to nature
Improving the national breeding programme

TResearch: Summer 2011
Molecular gastronomy
The challenge of global food security
Reducing nitrogen loss using inhibitors
Shedding light on the milking routine

TResearch: Spring 2011
microRNAs - a quantum leap for biology
Grass to energy and back again?
Volatility in agricultural markets
Next-generation sequencing and food microbiology


TResearch: Winter 2010
Growing grass for a green biorefinery – an option for Ireland?
Mind the gap: deciphering the gap between good intentions and healthy eating behaviour
Halting biodiversity loss by 2020 – implications for agriculture
A milk processing sector model for Ireland

TResearch: Autumn 2010
Waste not, want not: producing compost from waste
Novel animal biotechnologies: a quandary for Irish agri-food stakeholders
Understanding and facilitating farmers’ adoption of technologies
Meeting your hot water demand

TResearch: Summer 2010
Reducing salt in ready meals
Farm fatalities in Ireland
Forest productivity map
Perfect strawberry plant

TResearch: Spring 2010
Mapping Ireland’s soils
Bioencapsulation of vaccines
Protecting environmental water quality from microbial pathogens
Consumer insights: bridging the value gap


TResearch: Winter 2009
International pathogenic Escherichia coli conference
Anthelmintic drug residue analysis
Understanding bioinformatics
Mushroom virus X

TResearch: Autumn 2009
Discovering subsurface denitrification
Measuring farm sustainability
The power of plants

TResearch: Summer 2009
THE IRISH DAIRY INDUSTRY: Challenges and opportunities
Challenges and opportunities

TResearch: Spring 2009
Bioencapsulation – creating a safe haven for sensitive ingredients
Banking on DNA
Climate change and agriculture
Twin global insecurities: food and energy


TResearch: Winter 2008
Herbivore hitchhikers
The science of soils
Teagasc hill sheep farm
Grazing in wet weather

TResearch: Autumn 2008
Producing better beef
Dairy cow welfare
Innovation on Irish farms
Breed composition of the national sheep flock

TResearch: Summer 2008
Celebrating fifty years of scientific research

TResearch: Spring 2008
Unlocking farm forest potential
Mobilising soil phosphate
E. sakazakii – an emerging pathogen
Nitrogen efficiency for grazing cows


TResearch: Winter 2007
Lough Melvin: working together to protect a unique environment
Interview: Teagasc’s new Director, Professor Gerry Boyle
The new nutraceuticals
Winter feeding of dairy cows

TResearch: Autumn 2007
Putting a value on access to farmland
Interview: Professor Patrick Cunningham
Managing mastitis more effectively
New dimensions in cereal research
Reversing the decline of farmland birds

TResearch: Summer 2007
Plight of the bumblebee
Organic farming: unblocking the bottlenecks
Beefing up meat quality
Improving oestrus detection

TResearch: Spring 2007
Breeding new potato varieties
New era in bovine genomics
Harnessing the power of IP
Fuels of the future
Anti-tumour milk protein


TResearch: Winter 2006
Cream of the crop - Improving food quality through novel processing technologies