News 2015

Future Opportunities for Grasslands in Ireland

27 Aug 2015
Future Opportunities for Grasslands in Ireland

University College Cork and Teagasc are pleased to present this interactive one-day workshop with 4 keynote speakers.

Topics to be addressed will range from grass breeding and optimizing growth and yield, to animal nutrition and the production of biogas from grass.

There will also be a panel discussion aimed at defining the key needs of the sector in terms of improvements in varieties, yields and sustainable growth.

Key stakeholders across the AgriFood Industry, farming organizations, Government Departments are welcome to attend as well as those with an interest in the AgriFood sector.


Dr Gregory Bryan
AgResearch, Grasslands Research Centre, New Zealand
New Developments in Grass Breeding – the New Zealand Experience

Dr Pat Dillon
Teagasc, Moorepark, Cork
Optimized systems for Grassland Management and Utilization in Ireland

Professor Astrid Wingler
School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences, UCC
Approaches for analysing and improving the growth response of grasses
to changing temperatures

Professor Jerry Murphy
Environmental Research Institute, UCC
Optimizing Biogas from Grass in Ireland

College of Science, Engineering and Food Science

Coláiste na hEolaíochta, na hInnealtóireachta agus na hEolaíochta Bia

Block E, Level 3, Food Science Building, UCC, Cork, T12 YN60.