25 April 2017 14:40
The work of UCD researchers Dr Brian Murphy and Prof. Fiona Doohan was selected by RTE as a feature item on the recent RTE series Big Week on the Farm.
A video which was shot on UCD's campus was used during the programme to introduce our research work using microorganisms (endophytes) on barley crops. This was followed by a live interview with Brian on the farm site and filming location near Cootehill in County Cavan, where presenter Aine Lawlor of RTE asked Brian to explain how important this research was for Irish and global farmers. Brian's essential message was that there is a great potential for this technology in many other important crops, and there is a lot more success to come in the future. This was a fantastic opportunity to bring this important and exciting area of UCD research to a wider audience and highlights the relevance of this field of research to Ireland's economy.
The Centre would like to thank RTE and the insert's producers for permission to use the video