Carlow based IAS Laboratories are to partner with NRM Laboratories and Farmeye in an innovative €10m pilot Soil Sampling and Analysis Programme. As a result of this contract the company, who are head-quartered in Bagenalstown, will be taking on additional eight staff.
Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, announced the programme last week.
It is aimed at putting soil carbon, soil health and fertility at the centre of the future agricultural model.
Minister McConalogue said that the programme would provide national baseline information on soils across Irish farms.
“As well as the soil fertility and soil pathogen assess