The Irish Farmers Journal understands that Dr Stan Lalor is to take over from Dr Tom Kelly as director of knowledge transfer at Teagasc. Up to now, Dr Lalor had been working with Grassland Agro as head of speciality business.

Prior to his appointment at Grassland Agro, Lalor was formerly a Teagasc researcher based at Johnstown Castle. He had taken up this role after completing his research studies at Johnstown Castle. In 2014, Lalor left Teagasc to take up the role as head of speciality business at Grassland Agro, the soil fertility and fertiliser company.