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Drought Mitigation Group

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Drought is a major limitation on global crop production and food security, and frequency and severity of drought is increasing in many countries with climate change.

The Drought Mitigation Group at Harper Adams University is researching and developing drought mitigation products and phenotyping techniques for drought resilience. Current projects include work on: dose response of rapeseed to film antitranspirant, role of ABA in mode-of-action of film antitranspirant in wheat, phenotyping screens for drought tolerance in vegetables.

Current and recent collaborations have been with:

  • Universities
    • Aberystwyth University (IBERS), UK
    • University of Birmingham, UK
    • University of Warwick, UK
    • University of Florida, USA
    • University of the West Indies, Trinidad
  • Research institutes
    • Rothamsted Research, UK
    • Jülich Centre, Germany
  • Companies
    • Plant Impact
    • Syngenta
    • PDM Produce
    • Valent Biosciences



The Group welcomes contact from potential collaborators and prospective PhD students. For further information on the Drought Mitigation Group please contact:

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