Sunday, October 14, 2018

BSc in Biological Sciences Education

On 10th October 2018 third year students of the BSc in Biological Sciences Education went on an agricultural science field trip to Co. Tipperary.  The day was organised by Dr Ken Byrne and Mr Con Traas. Field trips are vital to translate lecture and laboratory to the real world of agriculture. The trip began with a visit to Annaveigh plants near New Inn where we learned about the use of marigold to control nematodes in soil. The soil theme continues at the next stop where Richard Thomson Moore discussed the impact of the unseasonal spring and summer weather in 2018 on his cereal crop. 
After lunch we visited the Apple Farm with owner Con Traas. 
We learned all about fruit production from root stocks through to bottling.

See a tweet thread of the day at as Con was tweeting from the @irelandsfarmers account on the day of the trip.

Dr Ken Byrne
Senior Lecturer BAgrSc, MEngSc, PhD

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