Below is a list of current projects and research interests for the Pest
and Pathogen Ecology for Sustainable Crop Management Programme.
Bio4safe – reducing water and fertiliser inputs in horticulture by making use of commercially available biostimulants and innovative plant sensors
The 2 Seas Region (coastal region across the southern North Sea and The Canal) is known for its intensive horticulture which demandssignificant amounts of water and nutrients. Several EU directives aim to protect water quality by preventing N and P … Continue reading
NIAB EMR is partnering with UK vineyards to ensure that its world-class fruit science will play a significant role to further advance viticulture unique to the UK climate. The research programme The quality of UK wines has dramatically increased this last … Continue reading
This page is currently under construction – further content coming soon. The UK’s apple producing and processing industry is currently growing due to a huge increase in cider consumption worth £3000M per year. Apples are the most important tree fruit … Continue reading
Plums and cherries are among the favourite fruits of the consumer, but currently much of the demand is met by imported fruit. With new plum and cherry varieties and new production techniques the UK industry has the potential to increase … Continue reading
Arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) are found globally in terrestrial ecosystems where they are major components of the soil microbial biomass. They form a mutualistic symbiosis with more than 80% of vascular plant families. They are one of the few fungal … Continue reading