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
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Grant IDBBS/E/C/00010110 (do not cite this or use in researchfish)
BBS/E/C/00010120 (do not cite this or use in researchfish)
BBS/E/C/00010130 (do not cite this or use in researchfish)
BBS/E/C/00010140 (do not cite this or use in researchfish)
NEC05829 LTS-M ASSIST (do not cite this or use in researchfish)
NE/N018125/1

Outputs

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Species matter when considering landscape effects on carabid distributions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

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.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

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.

Assessing yield gap in high productive countries by designing wheat ideotypes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Senapati, N. and Semenov, M. A. 2019. Assessing yield gap in high productive countries by designing wheat ideotypes. Scientific Reports. 9 (1), p. 5516.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Richard, B., Richter, G. M., Cerasuolo, M. and Shield, I. F. 2019. Optimizing the bioenergy water footprint selecting SRC willow canopy phenotypes: regional scenario simulations. Annals of Botany.

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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.

Livestock in diverse cropping systems improve weed management and sustain yields whilst reducing inputs

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Maclaren, C., Storkey, J., Strauss, J., Swanepoel, P. and Dehnen-Schmutz, K. 2019. Livestock in diverse cropping systems improve weed management and sustain yields whilst reducing inputs. Journal of Applied Ecology. 56, p. 144 –156.

Does the “high sugar” trait of perennial ryegrass cultivars express under temperate climate conditions?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rivero, M. J., Balocchi, O. A., Moscoso, C.J., Siebald, J. A., Neumann, F. L., Meyer, D. and Lee, M. R. F. 2019. Does the “high sugar” trait of perennial ryegrass cultivars express under temperate climate conditions? Grass and Forage Science. 74 (3), pp. 496-508.

Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia Benth.) affects soil structure differently depending on soil texture

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bacq-Labreuil, A., Crawford, J. W., Mooney, S., Neal, A. L. and Ritz, K. 2019. Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia Benth.) affects soil structure differently depending on soil texture. Plant and Soil. 441 (1-2), p. 543–554.

Increasing livestock wastewater application in alternate-furrow irrigation reduces nitrification gene abundance but not nitrification rate in rhizosphere

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lui, Y., Neal, A. L., Zhang, X., Cui, E., Gao, F., Fan, X., Hu, C. and Li, Z. 2019. Increasing livestock wastewater application in alternate-furrow irrigation reduces nitrification gene abundance but not nitrification rate in rhizosphere. Biology And Fertility Of Soils. pp. 1-17.

Modelling the effect of spatially variable soil properties on the distribution of weeds

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Metcalfe, H., Milne, A. E., Coleman, K., Murdoch, A. J. and Storkey, J. 2019. Modelling the effect of spatially variable soil properties on the distribution of weeds. Ecological Modelling. 396 (24 March), pp. 1-11.

Variations in soil and plant-microbiome composition with different quality irrigation waters and biochar supplementation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cui, E., Fan, X., Li, Z., Liu, Y., Neal, A. L., Hu, C. and Gao, F. 2019. Variations in soil and plant-microbiome composition with different quality irrigation waters and biochar supplementation. Applied Soil Ecology. 142, pp. 99-109.

Atmospheric nitrogen deposition in terrestrial ecosystems: Its impact on plant communities and consequences across trophic levels

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Stevens, C., David, T. and Storkey, J. 2018. Atmospheric nitrogen deposition in terrestrial ecosystems: Its impact on plant communities and consequences across trophic levels. Functional Ecology. 32 (7), pp. 1757-1769.

Replacing a permanent pasture and its effect in the first year on a commercial dairy farm

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rivero-Viera, J., Orr, R. J., Coumbe, J., Willson, B., Evans, J. and Lee, M. R. F. 2018. Replacing a permanent pasture and its effect in the first year on a commercial dairy farm. Agro Sur. 46 (1), pp. 3-12.

Creating productive diverse grassland for multi-ecosystem services: an example of agri-environment schemes policies driven by science in United Kingdom

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Beaumont, D. A., Griffith, B. A., Dunn, R. M., Orr, R. J., Rivero-Viera, J., Woodcock, B., Pywell, R. and Tallowin, J. R. B. 2018. Creating productive diverse grassland for multi-ecosystem services: an example of agri-environment schemes policies driven by science in United Kingdom. Agro Sur. 46 (2), pp. 3-5.

Inorganic Nitrogen Application Affects Both Taxonomical and Predicted Functional Structure of Wheat Rhizosphere Bacterial Communities

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Nessner-Kavamura-Noguchi, V., Hayat, R., Clark, I. M., Rossmann, M., Mendes, R., Hirsch, P. R. and Mauchline, T. H. 2018. Inorganic Nitrogen Application Affects Both Taxonomical and Predicted Functional Structure of Wheat Rhizosphere Bacterial Communities. Frontiers in Microbiology. 9, p. 1074.

What good is weed diversity?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Storkey, J. and Neve, P. 2018. What good is weed diversity? Weed Research. 58 (4), pp. 239-243.

Growers’ risk perception and trust in control options for huanglongbing citrus-disease in Florida and California

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Milne, A., Teiken, C., Deledalle, F., Vandenbosch, F., Gottwalk, T. and McRoberts, N. 2018. Growers’ risk perception and trust in control options for huanglongbing citrus-disease in Florida and California. Crop Protection. 114, pp. 177-186.

Spatial Analysis of Digital Imagery of Weeds in a Maize Crop

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
San-Martin-Hernandez, C., Milne, A. E., Webster, R., Storkey, J., Andujar, D., Fernandez-Quintanilla, C. and Dorado, J. 2018. Spatial Analysis of Digital Imagery of Weeds in a Maize Crop. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information. 7 (2), pp. 61-81.

Reducing water use by alternate-furrow irrigation with livestock wastewater reduces antibiotic resistance gene abundance in the rhizosphere but not in the non-rhizosphere

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Liu, Y., Neal, A. L., Cui, E., Zhang, X., Li, Z., Xiao, Y., Du, Z., Gao, F., Fan, X. and Hu, C. 2018. Reducing water use by alternate-furrow irrigation with livestock wastewater reduces antibiotic resistance gene abundance in the rhizosphere but not in the non-rhizosphere . Science of the Total Environment.

Amendment soil with biochar to control antibiotic resistance genes under unconventional water resources irrigation : Proceed with caution

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cui, E-P., Gao, F., Liu, Y., Fan, X-Y., Li, Z-Y., Du, Z-J., Hu, C. and Neal, A. L. 2018. Amendment soil with biochar to control antibiotic resistance genes under unconventional water resources irrigation : Proceed with caution. Environmental Pollution. 240, pp. 475-484.

Prospects for improved off-crop habitat management for pollen beetle control in oilseed rape

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cook, S. M. and Skellern, M. P. 2018. Prospects for improved off-crop habitat management for pollen beetle control in oilseed rape. Arthropod-Plant Interactions. pp. 1-18.

Functional diversity positively affects prey suppression by invertebrate predators: a meta-analysis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Greenop, A., Woodcock, B. A., Wilby, A., Cook, S. M. and Pywell, R. F. 2018. Functional diversity positively affects prey suppression by invertebrate predators: a meta-analysis. Ecology. 99 (8), pp. 1771-1782.

Using the response–effect trait framework to quantify the value of fallow patches in agricultural landscapes to pollinators

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Robleno, I., Storkey, J., Solé-Senan, X. O. and Recasens, J. 2017. Using the response–effect trait framework to quantify the value of fallow patches in agricultural landscapes to pollinators. Applied Vegetation Science. 21 (2), pp. 267-277.

The potential of crop management practices to reduce pollen beetle damage in oilseed rape

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Skellern, M. P. and Cook, S. M. 2017. The potential of crop management practices to reduce pollen beetle damage in oilseed rape. Arthropod-Plant Interactions.