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
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Natural Environment 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Grant IDBBS/E/C/00010110 (do not cite this or use in researchfish)
BBS/E/C/00010120 (do not cite this or use in researchfish)
BBS/E/C/00010130 (do not cite this or use in researchfish)
BBS/E/C/00010140 (do not cite this or use in researchfish)
NEC05829 LTS-M ASSIST (do not cite this or use in researchfish)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

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Invertebrate community structure predicts natural pest control resilience to insecticide exposure

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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

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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

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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

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Metcalfe, H., Milne, A. E., Deledalle, F. and Storkey, J. 2020. Using Functional Traits to Model Annual Plant Community Dynamics. Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.3167

Wheat dwarfing influences selection of the rhizosphere microbiome

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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

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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

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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. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13618

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

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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 as an Extended Composite Phenotype of the Microbial Metagenome

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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

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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

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

Some challenges and opportunities for grazing dairy cows on temperate pastures

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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

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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

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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

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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. 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

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

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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. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.13239

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

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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. https://doi.org/10.1111/gfs.12406

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

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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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-019-04144-4

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

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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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00374-019-01361-y

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

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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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2018.11.002

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

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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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2019.04.026

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

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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. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2435.13063

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

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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

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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

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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. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2018.01074

What good is weed diversity?

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Storkey, J. and Neve, P. 2018. What good is weed diversity? Weed Research. 58 (4), pp. 239-243. https://doi.org/10.1111/wre.12310

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

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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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2018.08.028

Spatial Analysis of Digital Imagery of Weeds in a Maize Crop

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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. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi7020061

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

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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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.08.101

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

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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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2018.04.143

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

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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. 12 (6), pp. 849-866. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11829-018-9598-9

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

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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. https://doi.org/10.1002/ecy.2378