ASSIST - Achieving Sustainable Agricultural Systems

Repository project

Project dates01 Apr 2017 to end of 31 Mar 2022
Researchers
Principal InvestigatorJonathan Storkey
Principal InvestigatorJordana Rivero-Viera
Co-InvestigatorRichard Whalley
Co-InvestigatorMartin Blackwell
Co-InvestigatorSam Cook
Co-InvestigatorAndy Whitmore
FunderNatural Environment Research Council
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberI0100
I0110
I0120
I0130
I0140
DepartmentSustainable Agriculture Sciences Harpenden
Sustainable Agriculture Sciences North Wyke
Research fish codeNE/N018125/1
BBS/E/C/00010110
BBS/E/C/00010120
BBS/E/C/00010130
BBS/E/C/00010140
NEC05829
Grant IDNE/N018125/1
BBS/E/C/00010110 (do not cite this or use in researchfish)
BBS/E/C/00010120 (do not cite this or use in researchfish)
BBS/E/C/00010130 (do not cite this or use in researchfish)
BBS/E/C/00010140 (do not cite this or use in researchfish)
NEC05829 LTS-M ASSIST (do not cite this or use in researchfish)

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Simulation of winter wheat response to variable sowing dates and densities in a high-yielding environment

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dueri, S., Brown, H., Asseng, S., Ewert, F., Webber, H., George, M., Craigie, R., Guarin, J. R., Pequeno, D. N. L., Stella, T., Ahmed, M., Alderman, P. D., Basso, B., Berger, A. G., Mujica, G. B., Cammarano, D., Chen, Y., Dumont, B., Rezaei, E. E., Fereres, E., Ferrise, R., Gaiser, T., Gao, Y., Garcia-Vila, M., Gayler, S., Hochman, Z., Hoogenboom, G., Kersebaum, K. C., Nendel, C., Olesen, J. E., Padovan, G., Palosuo, T., Priesack, E., Pullens, J. W. M., Rodríguez, A., Rotter, R. P., Ramos, M. R., Semenov, M. A., Senapati, N., Siebert, S., Srivastava, A. K., Stockle, C., Supit, I., Tao, F., Thorburn, P., Wang, E., Weber, T. K. D., Xiao, L., Zhao, C., Zhao, J., Zhao, Z., Zhu, Y. and Martre, P. 2022. Simulation of winter wheat response to variable sowing dates and densities in a high-yielding environment. Journal of Experimental Botany. p. erac221. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erac221

The role of long-term experiments in validating trait-based approaches to achieving multifunctionality in grasslands

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Storkey, J. and Macdonald, A. J. 2022. The role of long-term experiments in validating trait-based approaches to achieving multifunctionality in grasslands. Frontiers of agricultural science and engineering. 9 (2), pp. 187-196. https://doi.org/10.15302/J-FASE-2021438

The Maraichine cattle breed supports breeders and researchers in the Atlantic coastal marshlands

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Roche, B., Farruggia, A., Pousin, M., Riga, P., Chataigner, C., Boutifard, V., Prieur, M., Roux, P., Cooke, A. and Rivero, M. J. 2022. The Maraichine cattle breed supports breeders and researchers in the Atlantic coastal marshlands. Ruminants. 2 (2), pp. 173-187. https://doi.org/10.3390/ruminants2020011

Communicating Carabids: Engaging farmers to encourage uptake of Integrated Pest Management.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jowett, K., Milne, A. E., Potts, S. G., Senapathi, D. and Storkey, J. 2022. Communicating Carabids: Engaging farmers to encourage uptake of Integrated Pest Management. Pest Management Science. 78 (6), pp. 2477-2491. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.6878

A perspective on animal welfare of grazing ruminants and its relationship with sustainability

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rivero, M. J. and Lee, M. R. F. 2022. A perspective on animal welfare of grazing ruminants and its relationship with sustainability. Animal Production Science. https://doi.org/10.1071/AN21516

How contradictory EU policies led to the development of a pest: the story of oilseed rape and the cabbage stem flea beetle

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ortega-Ramos, P., Cook, S. M. and Mauchline, A. L. 2022. How contradictory EU policies led to the development of a pest: the story of oilseed rape and the cabbage stem flea beetle. GCB Bioenergy. 14 (3), pp. 258-266. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcbb.12922

Global wheat production could benefit from closing the genetic yield gap

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Senapati, N., Semenov, M. A., Halford, N. G., Hawkesford, M. J., Asseng, S., Cooper, M., Ewert, F., Ittersum, M. K. V., Martre, P., Olesen, J. E., Reynolds, M., Rotter, R. P. and Webber, H. 2022. Global wheat production could benefit from closing the genetic yield gap. Nature Food. 3 (July), pp. 532-541. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-022-00540-9

Simulating cropping sequences using earth observation data

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sharp, R. T., Henrys, P. A., Jarvis, S. G., Whitmore, A. P., Milne, A. E., Coleman, K., Mohankumar, S. E. P. and Metcalfe, H. 2021. Simulating cropping sequences using earth observation data. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 188, p. 106330. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2021.106330

Local impacts of climate change on winter wheat in Great Britain

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Putelat, T., Whitmore, A. P., Senapati, N. and Semenov, M. A. 2021. Local impacts of climate change on winter wheat in Great Britain. Royal Society Open Science. 8 (6), p. 201669. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.201669

Assessing future drought risks and wheat yield losses in England

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Clarke, D., Hess, T. M., Haro-Monteagudo, D., Semenov, M. A. and Knox, J. W 2021. Assessing future drought risks and wheat yield losses in England. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. 297, p. 108248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agrformet.2020.108248

Vulnerability of European wheat to extreme heat and drought around flowering under future climate

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Senapati, N., Halford, N. G. and Semenov, M. A. 2021. Vulnerability of European wheat to extreme heat and drought around flowering under future climate. Environmental Research Letters. 16 (2), p. 024052. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/abdcf3

The potential for soybean to diversify the production of plant-based protein in the UK

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Coleman, K., Whitmore, A. P., Hassall, K. L., Shield, I. F., Semenov, M. A., Dobermann, A., Bourhis, Y., Eskandary, A. and Milne, A. E. 2021. The potential for soybean to diversify the production of plant-based protein in the UK. Science of the Total Environment. 767, p. 144903. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.144903

Stability of farm income: The role of agricultural diversity and agri-environment scheme payments

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Harkness, C., Areal, F. J., Semenov, M. A., Senapati, N., Shield, I. F. and Bishop, J. 2021. Stability of farm income: The role of agricultural diversity and agri-environment scheme payments. Agricultural Systems. 187, p. 103009. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2020.103009

Ecological Specialization and Rarity of Arable Weeds: Insights from a Comprehensive Survey in France

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Munoz, F., Fried, G., Armengot, L., Bourgeois, B., Bretagnolle, V., Chadoeuf, J., Mahaut, L., Plumejeaud, C., Storkey, J., Violle, C. and Gaba, S. 2020. Ecological Specialization and Rarity of Arable Weeds: Insights from a Comprehensive Survey in France. Plants - Basel. 9 (7), p. 824. https://doi.org/10.3390/plants9070824

Invertebrate community structure predicts natural pest control resilience to insecticide exposure

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Greenop, A., Cook, S. M., Wilby, A., Pywell, R. F. and Woodcock, B. A. 2020. Invertebrate community structure predicts natural pest control resilience to insecticide exposure. Journal of Applied Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13752

Effect of Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria on the Growth of Wheat Seedlings Subjected to Phosphate Starvation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cataldi, M. P., Heuer, S., Mauchline, T. H., Wilkinson, M. D., Masters-Clark, E., Di Benedetto, N. A., Corbo, M. R. and Flagella, Z. 2020. Effect of Plant Growth Promoting Bacteria on the Growth of Wheat Seedlings Subjected to Phosphate Starvation . Agronomy. 10 (7), p. 978. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10070978

Spatial Modelling of Within-Field Weed Populations - a Review

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Somerville, G. J., Sonderskov, M., Mathiassen, S. K. and Metcalfe, H. 2020. Spatial Modelling of Within-Field Weed Populations - a Review. Agronomy. 10 (7), p. 1044. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy10071044

Using Functional Traits to Model Annual Plant Community Dynamics

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Metcalfe, H., Milne, A. E., Deledalle, F. and Storkey, J. 2020. Using Functional Traits to Model Annual Plant Community Dynamics. Ecology. 101 (11), p. e03167. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3167

Wheat dwarfing influences selection of the rhizosphere microbiome

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kavamura, V. N., Robinson, R. J., Hughes, D., Clark, I. M., Rossmann, M., De Melo, I.S., Hirsch, P. R., Mendes, R. and Mauchline, T. H. 2020. Wheat dwarfing influences selection of the rhizosphere microbiome. Scientific Reports. 10, p. 1452. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-58402-y

An ecological future for weed science to sustain crop production and the environment. A review

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
MacLaren, C., Storkey, J., Menegat, A., Metcalfe, H. and Dehnen-Schmutz, K. 2020. An ecological future for weed science to sustain crop production and the environment. A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development - ASD. 40, p. article 24. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13593-020-00631-6

The effect of competition on the control of invading plant pathogens

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sharp, R.T., Van Den Bosch, F. and Shaw, M. W. 2020. The effect of competition on the control of invading plant pathogens. Journal of Applied Ecology. 57 (7), pp. 1403-1412. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13618

Above- and below-ground assessment of carabid community responses to crop type and tillage

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jowett, K., Milne, A. E., Garrett, D., Potts, S. G., Senapathi, D. and Storkey, J. 2020. Above- and below-ground assessment of carabid community responses to crop type and tillage. Agricultural and Forest Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1111/afe.12397

Soil structure, nutrient status and water availability shape Uruguayan grassland prokaryotic communities

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Garaycochea, S., Romero, H., Beyhaut, E., Neal, A. L. and Altier, N. 2020. Soil structure, nutrient status and water availability shape Uruguayan grassland prokaryotic communities. FEMS Microbiology Ecology. 96 (12), p. fiaa207. https://doi.org/10.1093/femsec/fiaa207

Soil as an Extended Composite Phenotype of the Microbial Metagenome

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Neal, A. L., Bacq-Labreuil, A., Zhang, X., Clark, I. M., Coleman, K., Mooney, S. J., Ritz, K. and Crawford, J. W. 2020. Soil as an Extended Composite Phenotype of the Microbial Metagenome. Scientific Reports. 10, p. 10649. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-67631-0

A novel approach to estimate soil penetrometer resistance from water content, bulk density, and shear wave velocity: A laboratory study on a loamy sand soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhang, W., Gao, W., Ren, T. and Whalley, W. R. 2020. A novel approach to estimate soil penetrometer resistance from water content, bulk density, and shear wave velocity: A laboratory study on a loamy sand soil. Geoderma. 368 (1 June), p. 114276. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2020.114276

Model-based optimisation of agricultural profitability and nutrient management: a practical approach for dealing with issues of scale

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Milne, A. E., Coleman, K., Todman, L. C. and Whitmore, A. P. 2020. Model-based optimisation of agricultural profitability and nutrient management: a practical approach for dealing with issues of scale. Environmental Monitoring And Assessment. 192, p. 730. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10661-020-08699-z

What makes or breaks a campaign to stop an invading plant pathogen?

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Milne, A., Gottwald, T., Parnell, S. R., Alonso Chavez, V. and Vandenbosch, F. 2020. What makes or breaks a campaign to stop an invading plant pathogen? PLOS Computational Biology. 16 (2), p. e1007570. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pcbi.1007570

Alley cropping agroforestry systems

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Boinot, S., Fried, G., Storkey, J., Metcalfe, H., Barkaoui, K., Lauri, P. and Meziere, D. 2019. Alley cropping agroforestry systems. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 284 (15 Nov), p. 106584. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2019.106584

Some challenges and opportunities for grazing dairy cows on temperate pastures

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wilkinson, J. M., Lee, M. R. F., Rivero, M. J. and Chamberlain, T. 2019. Some challenges and opportunities for grazing dairy cows on temperate pastures. Grass and Forage Science. 75, pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1111/gfs.12458

Land management and microbial seed load effect on rhizosphere and endosphere bacterial community assembly in wheat

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kavamura, V. N., Robinson, R. J., Hayat, R., Clark, I. M., Hughes, D. J., Rossmann, M., Hirsch, P. R., Mendes, R. and Mauchline, T. H. 2019. Land management and microbial seed load effect on rhizosphere and endosphere bacterial community assembly in wheat. Frontiers in Microbiology. 10 (2625). https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2019.02625

Understanding how changing soil nitrogen affects plant–pollinator interactions

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David, T., Storkey, J. and Stevens, C. J. 2019. Understanding how changing soil nitrogen affects plant–pollinator interactions. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. 13 (5), pp. 671-684. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11829-019-09714-y

Species matter when considering landscape effects on carabid distributions

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Jowett, K., Milne, A. E., Metcalfe, H., Hassall, K. L., Potts, S. G., Senapathi, D. and Storkey, J. 2019. Species matter when considering landscape effects on carabid distributions. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 285 (2019), p. 106631. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2019.106631

Phosphorus Use Efficiency and Fertilizers: future opportunities for improvements

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Blackwell, M. S. A., Darch, T. and Haslam, R. P. 2019. Phosphorus Use Efficiency and Fertilizers: future opportunities for improvements. Frontiers of Agricultural Science and Engineering. 6 (4), pp. 332-340. https://doi.org/10.15302/J-FASE-2019274

Forage consumption and its effects on performance of growing swine – discussed in relation to European wild boar (Sus scrofa L.) in semi-extensive systems: A review

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Rivero, M. J., Rodriguez-Estevez, V., Pietrosemoli, S., Carballo, C., Cooke, A. S. and Kongsted, A. G. 2019. Forage consumption and its effects on performance of growing swine – discussed in relation to European wild boar (Sus scrofa L.) in semi-extensive systems: A review. Animals. 9 (7), p. 457. https://doi.org/10.3390/ani9070457

Multi-objective optimization as a tool to identify possibilities for future agricultural landscapes

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Todman, L. C., Coleman, K., Milne, A. E., Gil, J. D. B., Reidsma, P., Schwoob, M-H., Treyer, S. and Whitmore, A. P. 2019. Multi-objective optimization as a tool to identify possibilities for future agricultural landscapes. Science of the Total Environment. 687 (15 October), pp. 535-545. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.06.070

The contribution of spatial mass effects to plant diversity in arable fields

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Metcalfe, H., Hassall, K. L., Boinot, S. and Storkey, J. 2019. The contribution of spatial mass effects to plant diversity in arable fields . Journal of Applied Ecology. 56 (3), pp. 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13414

Assessing yield gap in high productive countries by designing wheat ideotypes

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Senapati, N. and Semenov, M. A. 2019. Assessing yield gap in high productive countries by designing wheat ideotypes. Scientific Reports. 9 (1), p. 5516. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-40981-0

Livestock Performance for Sheep and Cattle Grazing Lowland Permanent Pasture: Benchmarking Potential of Forage-Based Systems

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Orr, R. J., Griffith, B. A., Rivero-Viera, J. and Lee, M. R. F. 2019. Livestock Performance for Sheep and Cattle Grazing Lowland Permanent Pasture: Benchmarking Potential of Forage-Based Systems . Agronomy. 9 (2), p. 101. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy9020101

Optimizing the bioenergy water footprint by selecting SRC willow canopy phenotypes: regional scenario simulations

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Richard, B., Richter, G. M., Cerasuolo, M. and Shield, I. F. 2019. Optimizing the bioenergy water footprint by selecting SRC willow canopy phenotypes: regional scenario simulations. Annals of Botany. 124 (4), pp. 531-542. https://doi.org/10.1093/aob/mcz006

Two common invertebrate predators show varying responses to different types of sentinel prey in a mesocosm study

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Greenop, A., Cecelja, A., Woodcock, B. A., Wilby, A., Cook, S. M. and Pywell, R. F. 2019. Two common invertebrate predators show varying responses to different types of sentinel prey in a mesocosm study. Journal of Applied Entomology. 143 (4), pp. 380-386. https://doi.org/10.1111/jen.12612