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Crop Physiology Laboratory

About the lab

The Crop Physiology Laboratory is at University College Dublin are of a very high standard and are equipped with the the very latest technologies to support activities around seed preparation, detailed plant analysis, grain sample drying, testing of physical grain quality characters. Additionally, there is equipment for determining the nitrogen content of grains and plant material using NIR and pyrolytic techniques.

The aim of this facility is to provide the infrastructure not just to carry out cutting-edge research for the sustainable production and protection of arable crops under Irish environmental conditions but also to facilitate teaching and learning for students students on courses in Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine.

These facilities are augmented by a glasshouses facility for plant genetics and plant improvement studies.