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DAFM National Call 2015 15/S/704 Teagasc (UCD, WIT) €956,760

Project Title:

Optimizing production technology in Ireland for break crops

Project Coordinator:

Dr. John Carroll

Project Abstract

The sustainability of current crop production practices in Ireland is challenged by the lack of rotation. There is a need to increase the area of broad-acre break crops such as oilseed rape and beans. However, the research base underpinning both the management of these crops, and potential high value end uses is weak. The overall aim of this project is to develop an understanding of the factors impacting on the performance of bean and OSR crops in Ireland and to develop crop management practices that will improve performance in our climate. Rape seed oil quality for human consumption will also be addressed. OptiBC will give updated agronomy information to producers, a potential source of home produced protein for the animal feed industry, information about the quality of cold pressed oils for the food industry and sustainable crop production with better soil health and fertility, protecting our productive land resource

Final Report:

Not available yet.