BBSRC Strategic Programme in Smart Crop Protection

Repository project

Project dates01 Apr 2017 to end of 31 Mar 2020
Researchers
Principal InvestigatorLin Field
Principal InvestigatorPaul Neve
FunderBiotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Project numberI0500
RP10033
DepartmentBiointeractions and Crop Protection
Research fish codeBBS/OS/CP/000001
Grant IDBBS/OS/CP/000001

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Using a multi-scale approach to examine the effects of field margins and landscape features on predatory carabid communities in crop fields

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Jowett, K., Milne, A. E., Garrett, D., Blumgart, D., Potts, S. G., Senapathi, D. and Storkey, J. 2024. Using a multi-scale approach to examine the effects of field margins and landscape features on predatory carabid communities in crop fields . Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 373 (1 October), p. 109115. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2024.109115

Quantifying the impact of Psylliodes chrysocephala injury on the productivity of oilseed rape

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Coston, D. J., Clark, S. J., Breeze, T. D., Field, L. M., Potts, S. G. and Cook, S. M. 2024. Quantifying the impact of Psylliodes chrysocephala injury on the productivity of oilseed rape. Pest Management Science. 80 (5), pp. 2383-2392. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.7860

MinION sequencing of fungi in Sub-Saharan African air, and a novel LAMP assay for rapid detection of the tropical phytopathogenic genus Lasiodiplodia

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King, K. M., Canning, G. and West, J. S. 2024. MinION sequencing of fungi in Sub-Saharan African air, and a novel LAMP assay for rapid detection of the tropical phytopathogenic genus Lasiodiplodia . Pathogens. 13 (4), p. 330. https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens13040330

Do Growers Using Solo Fungicides Affect the Durability of Disease Control of Growers Using Mixtures and Alternations? The Case of Spot-Form Net Blotch in Western Australia

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Helps, J., Lopez-Ruiz, F., Zerihun, A. and Van Den Bosch, F. 2024. Do Growers Using Solo Fungicides Affect the Durability of Disease Control of Growers Using Mixtures and Alternations? The Case of Spot-Form Net Blotch in Western Australia. Phytopathology. 114 (3), pp. 590-602. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-02-23-0050-R

The role of interspecific variability and herbicide pre-adaptation in the cinmethylin response of Alopecurus myosuroides

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Comont, D., Crook, L., Hull, R. I., Sievernich, B., Kevis, S. and Neve, P. 2024. The role of interspecific variability and herbicide pre-adaptation in the cinmethylin response of Alopecurus myosuroides. Pest Management Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.8021

Solvent extraction of PDMS tubing as a new method for the capture of volatile organic compounds from headspace

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Thomas, G., Caulfield, J. C., Nikolaeva-Reynolds, L.R., Birkett, M. A. and Vuts, J. 2024. Solvent extraction of PDMS tubing as a new method for the capture of volatile organic compounds from headspace. Journal of Chemical Ecology. 50, pp. 85-99. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-024-01469-y

Efficient qPCR estimation and discrimination of airborne inoculum of Leptosphaeria maculans and L. biglobosa, the causal organisms of phoma leaf spotting and stem canker of oilseed rape

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Kaczmarek, J., West, J. S., King, K. M., Canning, G., Latunde-Dada, A. O., Huang, Y-J., Fitt, B. D. L. and Jedryczka, M. 2024. Efficient qPCR estimation and discrimination of airborne inoculum of Leptosphaeria maculans and L. biglobosa, the causal organisms of phoma leaf spotting and stem canker of oilseed rape. Pest Management Science. 80 (5), pp. 2453-2460. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.7800

Long‐term trends in migrating Brassicogethes aeneus in the UK

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Shortall, C. R., Cook, S. M., Mauchline, A. L. and Bell, J. R. 2024. Long‐term trends in migrating Brassicogethes aeneus in the UK. Pest Management Science. 80 (5), pp. 2294-2305. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.7501

Chemical cues from beetle larvae trigger proliferation and virulence of a plant pathogen

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Cambon, M., Thomas, G., Caulfield, J. C., Crampton, M., Doonan, J. M., Hussain, U., Denman, S., Vuts, J. and McDonald, J. E. 2023. Chemical cues from beetle larvae trigger proliferation and virulence of a plant pathogen. bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.11.21.568124

Mosquito swarms shear harden

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Reynolds, A. M. 2023. Mosquito swarms shear harden. European Physical Journal E. 46, p. 126. https://doi.org/10.1140/epje/s10189-023-00379-3

Pea aphid odorant-binding protein ApisOBP6 discriminates between aphid sex pheromone components, aphid alarm pheromone and a host plant volatile

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Sims, C., Birkett, M. A., Oldham, N. J., Stockman, R. A. and Withall, D. M 2023. Pea aphid odorant-binding protein ApisOBP6 discriminates between aphid sex pheromone components, aphid alarm pheromone and a host plant volatile. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 162, p. 104026. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibmb.2023.104026

Effects of root inoculation of entomopathogenic fungi on olfactory-mediated behavior and life-history traits of the parasitoid Aphidius ervi (Haliday) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae)

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Wilberts, L., Vuts, J., Caulfield, J. C., Thomas, G., Withall, D., Wackers, F., Birkett, M. A., Jacquemyn, H. and Lievens, B. 2023. Effects of root inoculation of entomopathogenic fungi on olfactory-mediated behavior and life-history traits of the parasitoid Aphidius ervi (Haliday) (Hymenoptera: Braconidae). Pest Management Science. 80 (2), pp. 307-316. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.7762

Phase transitions in insect swarms

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Reynolds, A. M. 2023. Phase transitions in insect swarms . Physical Biology. 20 (5), p. 054001. https://doi.org/10.1088/1478-3975/aceece

Novel and holistic approaches are required to realise allelopathic potential for weed management

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Hickman, D., Comont, D., Rasmussen, A. and Birkett, M. A. 2023. Novel and holistic approaches are required to realise allelopathic potential for weed management. Ecology and Evolution. 13 (4), p. e10018. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.10018

The value of volunteer surveillance for the early detection of biological invaders

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Van Den Bosch, F., McRoberts, N., Bourhis, Y., Parnell, S. and Hassall, K. L. 2023. The value of volunteer surveillance for the early detection of biological invaders. Journal of Theoretical Biology. 560, p. 111385. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jtbi.2022.111385

The complete genome assemblies of 19 insect pests of worldwide importance to agriculture

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King, R., Buer, B., Davies, T. G. E., Ganko, E., Guest, M., Hassani-Pak, K., Hughes, D. J., Raming, K., Rawlings, C. J., Williamson, M. S., Crossthwaite, A., Nauen, R. and Field, L. M. 2023. The complete genome assemblies of 19 insect pests of worldwide importance to agriculture. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. 191, p. 105339. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pestbp.2023.105339

Indirect Evidence Based on Mating-Type Ratios for the Role of Sexual Reproduction in European and Chinese Populations of Plenodomus biglobosus (Blackleg of Oilseed Rape)

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King, K. M., Canning, G., Zhou, K., Liu, Z., Wu, M. and West, J. S. 2023. Indirect Evidence Based on Mating-Type Ratios for the Role of Sexual Reproduction in European and Chinese Populations of Plenodomus biglobosus (Blackleg of Oilseed Rape). Pathogens. 12 (1), p. 3. https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens12010003

Spaces between insects in laboratory swarms move like insects in natural swarms

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Reynolds, A. M. 2023. Spaces between insects in laboratory swarms move like insects in natural swarms. EPL. 141 (1), p. 17001. https://doi.org/10.1209/0295-5075/acab7c

Genetic variation of Amaranthus retroflexus L. and Chenopodium album L. (Amaranthaceae) suggests multiple independent introductions into Iran

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Moghadam, S. H., Alebrahim, M. T., Mohebodini, M. and Macgregor, D. 2023. Genetic variation of Amaranthus retroflexus L. and Chenopodium album L. (Amaranthaceae) suggests multiple independent introductions into Iran. Frontiers in Plant Science. 13, p. 1024555. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2022.1024555

Impact of endophytic colonization by entomopathogenic fungi on the behavior and life history of the tobacco peach aphid Myzus persicae var. nicotianae

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Vuts, J., Wilberts, L., Caulfield, J. C., Thomas, G., Birkett, M. A., Herrera-Malaver, B., Verstrepen, K. J., Sobhy, I. S., Jacquemyn, H. and Lievens, B. 2022. Impact of endophytic colonization by entomopathogenic fungi on the behavior and life history of the tobacco peach aphid Myzus persicae var. nicotianae. PLOS ONE. 17 (9), p. e0273791. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0273791

Comment on ‘A physics perspective on collective animal behavior’ 2022 Phys. Biol. 19 021004

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Reynolds, A. M. 2022. Comment on ‘A physics perspective on collective animal behavior’ 2022 Phys. Biol. 19 021004. Physical Biology. 19 (6), p. 068001. https://doi.org/10.1088/1478-3975/ac8fd5

Development of a Synthetic Floral Lure for Pollen Beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae)

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Vuts, J., Szarukan, I., Marczali, Z., Csonka, E. B., Nagy, A., Szilagyi, A. and Toth, M. 2022. Development of a Synthetic Floral Lure for Pollen Beetles (Coleoptera: Nitidulidae). Acta Phytopathologica Entomologica Hungarica. 57 (1), pp. 67-77. https://doi.org/10.1556/038.2022.00144

Neotropical maize genotypes with different levels of benzoxazinoids affect fall armyworm development

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Michereff, M., Nascimento, I. N., Santana, G. T., Sarria, A. L. F., Borges, M., Laumann, R. A., Withall, D., Caulfield, J. C., Birkett, M. A. and Blassioli-Moraes, C. 2022. Neotropical maize genotypes with different levels of benzoxazinoids affect fall armyworm development. Physiological Entomology. 47 (4), pp. 232-241. https://doi.org/10.1111/phen.12392

Dissecting weed adaptation: fitness and trait correlations in herbicide resistant Alopecurus myosuroides

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Comont, D., Macgregor, D., Crook, L., Hull, R. I., Nguyen, L., Freckleton, R. P., Childs, D. Z. and Neve, P. 2022. Dissecting weed adaptation: fitness and trait correlations in herbicide resistant Alopecurus myosuroides. Pest Management Science. 78 (7), pp. 3039-3050. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.6930

Enantiomeric Discrimination in Insects: The Role of OBPs and ORs

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Sims, C., Birkett, M. A. and Withall, D. 2022. Enantiomeric Discrimination in Insects: The Role of OBPs and ORs. Insects. 13 (4), p. 368. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects13040368

Computational investigation of aphid odorant receptor structure and binding function

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Sims, C., Withall, D., Oldham, N., Stockman, R. and Birkett, M. A. 2022. Computational investigation of aphid odorant receptor structure and binding function. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics. 41 (8), pp. 3647-3658. https://doi.org/10.1080/07391102.2022.2053743

The potential of fluorescence imaging to distinguish insect pest and non-pest species

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Shortall, C. R., Perryman, S. A. M., Halsey, K. and West, J. S. 2022. The potential of fluorescence imaging to distinguish insect pest and non-pest species. Outlooks on Pest Management. 33 (1), pp. 13-16(4). https://doi.org/10.1564/v33_feb_05

Differences in colour preference among pollen beetle species (Coleoptera - Nitidulidae)

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Vuts, J., Szarukan, I., Marczali, Z., Balintne Csonka, E., Szilagyi, A., Imrei, Z., Nagy, A. and Toth, M. 2022. Differences in colour preference among pollen beetle species (Coleoptera - Nitidulidae). Journal of Applied Entomology. 146 (3), pp. 301-309. https://doi.org/10.1111/jen.12969

Dynamics of bacterial blight disease in resistant and susceptible rice varieties

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Niones, J. T., Sharp, R. T., Donayre, D. K. M., Oreiro, E. G. M., Milne, A. E. and Oliva, R. 2022. Dynamics of bacterial blight disease in resistant and susceptible rice varieties. European Journal of Plant Pathology. 163, pp. 1-17. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-021-02452-z

The blackgrass genome reveals patterns of non-parallel evolution of polygenic herbicide resistance

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Cai, L., Comont, D., Macgregor, D., Lowe, C., Beffa, R., Saski, C. A. and Neve, P. 2022. The blackgrass genome reveals patterns of non-parallel evolution of polygenic herbicide resistance. New Phytologist. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.18655

RNAi targets in Agricultural Pest Insects: Advancements, knowledge gaps, and IPM

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Willow, J., Taning, C. N. T., Cook, S. M., Sulg, S., Silva, A. I., Smagghe, G. and Veromann, E. 2021. RNAi targets in Agricultural Pest Insects: Advancements, knowledge gaps, and IPM. Frontiers in Agronomy. 3, p. 794312. https://doi.org/10.3389/fagro.2021.794312

Integrated pest management strategies for cabbage stem flea beetle (Psylliodes chrysocephala) in oilseed rape

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Ortega-Ramos, P., Coston, D., Seimandi-Corda, G., Mauchline, A. L. and Cook, S. M. 2021. Integrated pest management strategies for cabbage stem flea beetle (Psylliodes chrysocephala) in oilseed rape. Global Change Biology. Bioenergy. 14 (3), pp. 267-286. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcbb.12918

Investigating the origins and evolution of a glyphosate-resistant weed invasion in South America

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Gaines, T., Slavov, G., Hughes, D. J., Kupper, A., Sparks, C., Oliva, J., Vila-Aiub, M., Alejandro Garcia, M., Aldo Merotto Jr and Neve, P. 2021. Investigating the origins and evolution of a glyphosate-resistant weed invasion in South America. Molecular Ecology. 30 (21), pp. 5360-5372. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.16221

Epidemiological studies of pan-azole resistant Aspergillus fumigatus populations sampled during tulip cultivation show clonal expansion with acquisition of multi-fungicide resistance as potential driver

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Fraaije, B. A., Atkins, S. L., Santos, R. F., Hanley, S. J., West, J. S. and Lucas, J. 2021. Epidemiological studies of pan-azole resistant Aspergillus fumigatus populations sampled during tulip cultivation show clonal expansion with acquisition of multi-fungicide resistance as potential driver . Microorganisms. 9 (11), p. 2379. https://doi.org/10.3390/microorganisms9112379

Development of a Phytochemical-Based Lure for the Dried Bean Beetle Acanthoscelides obtectus Say (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

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Vuts, J., Szanyi, Sz., Szanyi, K., Koenig, L., Nagy, A., Imrei, Z., Birkett, M. A. and Toth, M. 2021. Development of a Phytochemical-Based Lure for the Dried Bean Beetle Acanthoscelides obtectus Say (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Journal of Chemical Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-021-01305-7

Fungicide resistance status and chemical control options for the brassica pathogen Pyrenopeziza brassicae

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King, K. M., Bucur, D. E., Hawkins, N. J., Kaczmarek, A. M., Duan, Y., Kildea, S., West, J. S. and Fraaije, B. A. 2021. Fungicide resistance status and chemical control options for the brassica pathogen Pyrenopeziza brassicae. Plant Pathology. 70 (9), pp. 2086-2103. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.13441

Modelling in cassava production and pest management under biotic and abiotic constraints

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Alonso Chavez, V., Milne, A. E., Van Den Bosch, F., Pita, J. and Mcquaid, C. F. 2021. Modelling in cassava production and pest management under biotic and abiotic constraints. Plant Molecular Biology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11103-021-01170-8

Understanding the thermodynamic properties of insect swarms

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Reynolds, A. M. 2021. Understanding the thermodynamic properties of insect swarms. Scientific Reports. 11, p. 14979. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-94582-x

Weierstrassian Levy walks are a by-product of crawling

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Reynolds, A. M. 2021. Weierstrassian Levy walks are a by-product of crawling. European Physical Journal E. 44, p. 96. https://doi.org/10.1140/epje/s10189-021-00100-2

Harmonic radar tracking reveals that honeybee drones navigate between multiple aerial leks

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Woodgate, J. L., Makinson, J. C., Rossi, N., Reynolds, A. M., Rawlings, C. J. and Chittka, L. 2021. Harmonic radar tracking reveals that honeybee drones navigate between multiple aerial leks. iScience. 24 (6), p. 102499. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2021.102499