I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Crop and Environment Sciences Department with expertise in horticulture, urban greening and in physical, chemical and structural properties of growing media.
Current research projects:
A multidisciplinary collaboration between Harper Adams, Warwick and Reading Universities. The project aims to reduce post-harvest discolouration in lettuce and will explore the genetic and biochemical regulation of pinking and browning traits.
An investigation into the role of soil-borne fungal pathogens in yield reduction of oilseed rape. The project uses DNA detection and quantification to determine the spatial distribution of potential pathogenic fungi; the susceptibility of oilseed rape varieties and the efficacy of fungicide use for their control.
Recent research projects:
Harper Adams University supports Food and Farming Futures, the online land-based library.