Crop Production Research at Lyons Farm

Our research utilizes cutting edge technologies encompassing molecular genomics, phenomics, physiology, pathology, and breeding to research strategies that contribute to the development of superior crop varieties. Our focus involves genomic prediction and selection, association mapping and characterization of allelic diversity. 

Current research projects include mapping and characterization of candidate genes underlying QTL for Fusarium langsethiaeresistance in oat andSeptoriatritici in wheat. The latter study is within the CONSUS project. CONSUS is a collaborative research partnership between University College Dublin (UCD) and Origin Enterprises PLC that has been supported through the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Strategic Partnership Programme. 

Current Projects

Specific research projects include

Recent Research Findings

Key findings from recent research projects completed at Lyons include