My research work is carried out at the Fresh Produce Research Centre:
My work is in the area of phenotyping and crop production systems, both pre and post harvest.
This work is joint with University of Warwick and is identifying genetic traits that are linked to stress resilience in leafy and root vegetables. The work at HAU is being done by Dr Andrew Beacham.
I am supervising a KTP associate (Ben Barnes) based in the East of England at Cambs Farm Growers (part of the G's group) to develop the use of LED lighting, and other agronomic manipulation techniques in the propagation of young vegetable transplants
(Director of Studies)
Towards precision inputs through improved understanding of the underlying causes of in-field variation in crop maturity and yield of lettuce. Yara Boubou. AHDB studentship.
Leafy vegetables - resilient roots for rapid establishment under variable soil conditions. Justin Roberts. Syngenta funded joint Studentship with University of Nottingham (Co-S, Prof Martin Broadley)
Developing tools for precision horticulture: Manipulating growth rates at the plant scale to reduce in-field leafy salad and vegetable crop variability, increase production efficiency and reduce waste. William Johnson. AHDB studentship
The role of agronomy and genotype in tissue integrity and associated sugar losses during storage of sugar beet (Beta vulgaris). To be appointed. BBRO studentship
The survival of Listeria in agricultural soils. Alva Smith. Joint Studentship with Edinburgh Napier University (DoS, Prof Ian Singleton)
Optimising beetroot quality Frances Hirst. Joint studentship with University of Reading (DoS Prof Carol Wagstaff)
Investigation of the potential for precision soil and crop growth mapping to improve tuber size distribution at harvest Joseph Mhango. AHDB studentship (DoS Dr Ivan Grove)
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