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Oak Park Staff

Paddy Browne


Head of Crops, Environment and Land Use Programme
Phone Number + 353 59 9183418


+353 87 2422715




As Head of the Crops, Environment and Land Use Programme, I am responsible for the Research and Knowledge Transfer functions in the areas of Crops, Environment, Horticulture and Forestry. The aim of the Teagasc Crops, Environment and Land Use Programme is to develop and transfer cost-effective crop production systems along with evidence based knowledge to support and underpin the development of a profitable, competitive and environmentally sustainable agri-food sector.

Crops research is mainly carried out at Oak Park, Carlow and Environmental Research is principally carried out at Johnstown Castle in  Wexford. Forestry and Horticultural research are concentrated at the Ashtown campus in Dublin. In addition, on farm research is carried out at locations right around Ireland while the Agricultural Catchments Programme is located in six specific river catchments around the country. Knowledge Transfer activities are also carried on right around the country.



2000 Masters in Business Administration Waterford Institute of Technology
1987 NUI Diploma in Adult Education St Patrick’s College, Maynooth
1983 M Agr Sc University College Dublin
1976 B Agr Sc University College Dublin