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Researchers reveal disease mechanism of bovine TB pathogen

Researchers reveal disease mechanism of bovine TB pathogen

A multidisciplinary team of researchers has shed new light on how the bacteria that cause tuberculosis (TB) in humans and...

March 16, 2021

Department grants over €470,000 for healthy diet research

Department grants over €470,000 for healthy diet research

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) has announced grant awards of €473,289 for research into healthy diets....

March 8, 2021

UCD students hosting free webinar on agroforestry next week

UCD students hosting free webinar on agroforestry next week

Forestry students of University College Dublin (UCD) are hosting a free online seminar on agroforestry next Wednesday (March 10). Taking...

March 5, 2021

It’s time to unleash the real potential of Ireland’s dairy industry

It’s time to unleash the real potential of Ireland’s dairy industry

Every now and then all the planets in the solar system align to provide an industry with the opportunity to...

March 3, 2021

Almost €3m for research project on oats

Almost €3m for research project on oats

Researchers in Ireland and Wales have been awarded €2.7 million to explore the development of oat varieties that are climate-resistant...

February 17, 2021

Feeding higher levels of concentrate to dairy cows at grass is sustainable

Feeding higher levels of concentrate to dairy cows at grass is sustainable

Economic modelling has confirmed that farmers operating a highly stocked, low concentrate milking system would be highly impacted by a...

January 18, 2021

EBI can be used successfully in high output dairy herds

EBI can be used successfully in high output dairy herds

Economic Breeding Index (EBI) can be used as an effective herd management tool across all dairy production scenarios, according to...

January 15, 2021

Teagasc collaborators named as doctoral awards finalists

Teagasc collaborators named as doctoral awards finalists

Two of the three finalists for this year’s Geographical Society of Ireland (GSI) Doctoral Awards have been involved in research...

December 16, 2020

Tillage survey aims to guide research into technology

Tillage survey aims to guide research into technology

A survey was released today which aims to assess the use of technology in arable agriculture in Ireland. The survey...

October 29, 2020

UCD launches new Crop Science degree programme

UCD launches new Crop Science degree programme

UCD has added a new entry to its agricultural science offering in 2021. Crop Science has been added to the...

October 27, 2020

UCD project says more greenery will reduce airborne pollution

UCD project says more greenery will reduce airborne pollution

Planting more hedges, plants and trees will reduce human exposure to harmful airborne pollution by 50%, according to a ground-breaking...

October 9, 2020

Each acre of tillage generates an ‘economic impact’ of €1,600

Each acre of tillage generates an ‘economic impact’ of €1,600

Irish tillage farmers’ expenditures help to keep “jobs and incomes in rural communities” according to a new report. This finding...

July 30, 2020

Ireland has 4th highest land rental costs in Europe

Ireland has 4th highest land rental costs in Europe

Ireland has the fourth highest average land rental costs in Europe; coming after the Netherlands, Denmark and Austria. This finding...

July 29, 2020

Applications open for UCD Masters in Agricultural Extension and Innovation

Applications open for UCD Masters in Agricultural Extension and Innovation

The School of Agriculture and Food Science in the University College Dublin (UCD) has again launched its Masters in Agricultural...

May 6, 2020

Hyper-local weather data latest addition to UCD project

Hyper-local weather data latest addition to UCD project

The CONSUS project which is being carried out in University College Dublin (UCD) has added Iteris ClearAg Environmental Intelligence to...

March 11, 2020

Evidence of dairy diets in Meath…from 4,000 years ago

Evidence of dairy diets in Meath…from 4,000 years ago

Archaeologists in University College Dublin (UCD) have found evidence that prehistoric people in Meath had dairy diets – some 4,000...

March 2, 2020

UCD smashes subsidy debate to come out tops at the Great Agri-Food Debate

UCD smashes subsidy debate to come out tops at the Great Agri-Food Debate

Two days of vigorous and lively debate over some of agriculture’s most controversial topics saw University College Dublin (UCD) come out...

March 2, 2020

Dr. Paddy Wall warns of vegan diet health risks beyond age of 55 years

Dr. Paddy Wall warns of vegan diet health risks beyond age of 55 years

The topic of vegan diets – and intake of protein – was addressed at a discussion held in University College...

February 28, 2020