Andreja Dobrovin-Pennington

Senior Scientific Assistant
Department:Crop Science and Production Systems
Tel:+44 (0)1732 843833
DD:+44 (0)1732 523760
Fax:+44 (0)1732 849067

Research Interests

My main area of work and research interest are: substitution of peat and waste utilization in horticultural growing media; mushroom agronomy and pathology; control of soil-borne pathogens using bio-control organisms and organic amendments; eradication of plant pathogens during anaerobic digestion and green waste composting; reduction of odour and water pollution in mushroom composting.

Selected Publications

  • Noble R, Dobrovin-Pennington A, Pietravalle S, Henry CM . (2013). Composting of rhododendron and bilberry wastes to contain the spread of the exotic plant pathogens Phytophthora kernoviae and Phytophthora ramorum.  Compost Science & Utilization 19. 219-225.
  • Eastwood DC, Herman B, Noble R, Dobrovin-Pennington A, Sreenivasaprasad S, Burton KS . (2013). Environmental regulation of reproductive phase change in Agaricus bisporus by 1-octen-3-ol, temperature and CO2.  . Fungal Genetics and Biology 55. 54-66.
  • Noble R, Blackburn J, Thorp G, Dobrovin-Pennington A, Pietravalle S, Kerins G, Allnutt TR, Henry CM . (2011). Potential for eradication of the exotic plant pathogens Phytophthora kernoviae and Phytophthora ramorum during composting.  Plant Pathology 60. 1077-1085.
  • Noble R, Dobrovin-Pennington A, Pietravalle S, Weekes R, Henry CM. (2011). Indicator organisms for assessing sanitization during composting of plant wastes.  Waste Management 31. 1711-1719.
  • Noble R, Dobrovin-Pennington A, Hobbs PJ, Pederby J, Rodger A . (2009). Volatile 8-carbon compounds and pseudomonads influence initiation of Agaricus bisporus primordia.  Mycologia 101. 583-591.
  • Noble R, Dobrovin-Pennington A, Wright C, Hobbs PJ, Williams J. (2009). Aeration affects analysis and odor of recycled water from mushroom composting sites.  Journal of Environmental Quality 38. 1493-1500..

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