Irish Phytochemical Food Network. Systems Comparison Trial. Reilly, K., Finn. L., Valverde, J., Grant, J., Gaffney, M., Brunton, N. OGI Farm Walk 10 th July 2012 email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Irish Phytochemical Food Network.
Reilly, K., Finn. L., Valverde, J., Grant, J., Gaffney, M., Brunton, N.
OGI Farm Walk 10th July 2012
phytochemicals =“non-nutrient compounds
produced by plants that have biological activity
against chronic disease”. AKA “plant bioactives”
Broccoli Field Trial 2008
Onion – quercetin Broccoli- glucosinolates Carrot - polyacetylenes
Suggested criteria (Dangour et al. 2009)
2x2x2 factorial split plot design with 4 replicates
*Based on soil test equivalent levels of N, P, K added to CS and OS treatments
OS + OP
OS + CP
*in collaboration with Dora Lola-Luz, Bryan Griffiths, Dorothy Stone, Eileen Cullen
Biolog Eco Plates - CLPP
Higher under OS p<0.001
Pest control treatment n.s.
Organic (OSOP) higher than conventional (CSCP)
Culturable Microbial and total nematode populations
Fungal primers: Bacterial primers:
Excised and sequencing 22 fungal bands and 8 bacterial
Acknowledgements: Christy Roberts, Leo Finn, Philip Dunne, FETAC students