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
DepartmentBiointeractions and Crop Protection
Research fish codeBBS/OS/CP/000001
Grant IDBBS/OS/CP/000001

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Artificial neural networks for monitoring network optimisation—a practical example using a national insect survey

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bourhis, Y., Bell, J. R., Van Den Bosch, F. and Milne, A. E. 2021. Artificial neural networks for monitoring network optimisation—a practical example using a national insect survey. Environmental Modelling and Software. 135, p. 104925. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsoft.2020.104925

Population genomics of selectively neutral genetic structure and herbicide resistance in UK populations of Alopecurus myosuroides

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Dixon, A., Comont, D., Slavov, G. and Neve, P. 2020. Population genomics of selectively neutral genetic structure and herbicide resistance in UK populations of Alopecurus myosuroides. Pest Management Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.6174

What makes a weed a weed? How virus-mediated reverse genetics can help to explore the genetics of weediness

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Macgregor, D. 2020. What makes a weed a weed? How virus-mediated reverse genetics can help to explore the genetics of weediness. Outlooks on Pest Management. 31 (5), pp. 223 - 229. https://doi.org/DOI:10.1564/v31_oct_07

Novel Multiplex and Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) Assays for Rapid Species and Mating-Type Identification of Oculimacula acuformis and O. yallundae (Causal Agents of Cereal Eyespot), and Application for Detection of Ascospore Dispersal and in planta Use

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
King, K. M., Eyres, G. J., West, J. S., Siraf, C., Matusinsky, P., Palicova, J., Canning, G., Bateman, G. L., Fraaije, B. A. and Dyer, P. S. 2020. Novel Multiplex and Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP) Assays for Rapid Species and Mating-Type Identification of Oculimacula acuformis and O. yallundae (Causal Agents of Cereal Eyespot), and Application for Detection of Ascospore Dispersal and in planta Use. Phytopathology. https://doi.org/10.1094/PHYTO-04-20-0116-R

In-field prevalence of resistant grain aphid Sitobion avenae (Fabricius)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Walsh, L. E., Schmidt, O., Williamson, M. S. and Gaffney, M. T. 2020. In-field prevalence of resistant grain aphid Sitobion avenae (Fabricius) . Biology and Environment Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy. 120B (1), pp. 29-38. https://doi.org/10.3318/bioe.2020.05

Review: Allelochemicals as multi-kingdom plant defence compounds: Towards an integrated approach

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hickman, D. T., Rasmussen, A., Ritz, K., Birkett, M. A. and Neve, P. 2020. Review: Allelochemicals as multi-kingdom plant defence compounds: Towards an integrated approach. Pest Management Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.6076

Extracted features from opto-acoustic audio recordings of aphids and beetles

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Hassall, K. L., Dye, A. and Bell, J. R. 2020. Extracted features from opto-acoustic audio recordings of aphids and beetles. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.981w8

Opto-acoustic audio recordings of aphids and beetles

N - Datasets
Hassall, K. L., Dye, A. and Bell, J. R. 2020. Opto-acoustic audio recordings of aphids and beetles. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.981w7

Fly-Tox: A panel of transgenic flies expressing pest and pollinator cytochrome P450s

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
McLeman, A., Troczka, B. J., Homem, R. A., Duarte, A., Zimmer, C. T., Garrood, W. T., Pym, A., Beadle, K., Reid, R. J., Douris, V., Vontas, J., Davies, T. G. E., Ffrench-Constant, R., Nauen, R. and Bass, C. G. 2020. Fly-Tox: A panel of transgenic flies expressing pest and pollinator cytochrome P450s. Pesticide Biochemistry and Physiology. p. 104674. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pestbp.2020.104674

Investigating the status of pyrethroid resistance in UK populations of the cabbage stem flea beetle (Psylliodes chrysocephala)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Willis, C., Foster, S. P., Zimmer, C. T., Elias, J., Chang, X., Field, L. M., Williamson, M. S. and Davies, T. G. E. 2020. Investigating the status of pyrethroid resistance in UK populations of the cabbage stem flea beetle (Psylliodes chrysocephala) . Crop Protection. p. 105316. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cropro.2020.105316

Smart Armyworm Surveillance: Project Technical Report

D1 - Technical reports: non-confidential
Pearson, A. J., Bell, J. R., Subramanian, S. and Ouma, K. 2020. Smart Armyworm Surveillance: Project Technical Report. Harpenden Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.mx3c-6k94

Harnessing microbial volatiles to replace pesticides and fertilizers

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Birkett, M. A., Withall, D. and Thomas, G. 2020. Harnessing microbial volatiles to replace pesticides and fertilizers. Microbial Biotechnology. 13 (5), pp. 1366-1376. https://doi.org/10.1111/1751-7915.13645

Ineffective weapon – the role of plant secondary metabolites in cotton defence against the boll weevil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Magalhaes, D., Borges, M., Laumann, R. A., Caulfield, J. C., Birkett, M. A. and Blassioli-Moraes, M. C. 2020. Ineffective weapon – the role of plant secondary metabolites in cotton defence against the boll weevil. Planta. 252, p. 94. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00425-020-03497-w

Contrasting population structure and demographic history of cereal aphids in different environmental and agricultural landscapes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Morales-Hojas, R., Jingxuan, S., Alvira-Iraizoz, F., Tan, X. and Chen, J. 2020. Contrasting population structure and demographic history of cereal aphids in different environmental and agricultural landscapes. Ecology and Evolution. 10 (18), pp. 9647-9662. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.6565

Development of an attract-and-infect device for biological control of lesser mealworm, Alphitobius diaperinus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in poultry houses

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hassemer, M. J., Lopes, R. B., Borges, M., Alves, L. F. A, Withall, D. M., Pickett, J. A., Laumann, R. A., Birkett, M. A. and Blassioli-Moraes, C. 2020. Development of an attract-and-infect device for biological control of lesser mealworm, Alphitobius diaperinus (Coleoptera: Tenebrionidae) in poultry houses . Biological Control. 2020 (149), p. 104326. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biocontrol.2020.104326

Insect swarms can be bound together by repulsive forces

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Reynolds, A. M. 2020. Insect swarms can be bound together by repulsive forces. European Physical Journal E. 43, p. 39. https://doi.org/10.1140/epje/i2020-11963-x

Evolutionary trade-offs of insecticide resistance – the fitness costs associated with target-site mutations in the nAChR of Drosophila melanogaster

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Homem, R. A., Buttery, B., Richardson, E., Tan, Y., Field, L. M., Williamson, M. S. and Davies, T. G. E. 2020. Evolutionary trade-offs of insecticide resistance – the fitness costs associated with target-site mutations in the nAChR of Drosophila melanogaster. Molecular Ecology. 29, pp. 2661-2675. https://doi.org/10.1111/mec.15503

The effects of knock-down resistance mutations and alternative splicing on voltage-gated sodium channels in Musca domestica and Drosophila melanogaster

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Thompson, A. J., Verdin, P. S., Burton, M. J., Davies, T. G. E., Williamson, M. S., Field, L. M., Baines, R. A., Mellor, I. R. and Duce, I. R. 2020. The effects of knock-down resistance mutations and alternative splicing on voltage-gated sodium channels in Musca domestica and Drosophila melanogaster. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 122, p. 103388. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibmb.2020.103388

Modeling the sustainability and economics of stacked herbicide-tolerant traits and early weed management strategy for waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus) control

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Liu, C., Neve, P., Glasgow, L., Wuerffel, R. J., Owen, M.D.K. and Kaundun, S. S. 2020. Modeling the sustainability and economics of stacked herbicide-tolerant traits and early weed management strategy for waterhemp (Amaranthus tuberculatus) control. Weed Science. 68 (2), pp. 179-185. https://doi.org/10.1017/wsc.2020.6

Evolution of generalist resistance to herbicide mixtures reveals a trade-off in resistance management

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Comont, D., Lowe, C., Hull, R. I., Crook, L., Hicks, H., Onkokesung, N., Beffa, R., Childs, D., Edwards, R., Freckleton, R. and Neve, P. 2020. Evolution of generalist resistance to herbicide mixtures reveals a trade-off in resistance management. Nature Communications. 11, p. 3086. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-16896-0

Mutations in the voltage-gated sodium channel gene associated with deltamethrin resistance in commercially sourced Phytoseiulus persimilis

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Benavent-Albarracin, L., Alonso, M., Catalan, J., Urbaneja, A., Davies, T. G. E., Williamson, M. S. and Gonzalez-Cabrera, J. 2020. Mutations in the voltage-gated sodium channel gene associated with deltamethrin resistance in commercially sourced Phytoseiulus persimilis. Insect Molecular Biology. 29 (4), pp. 373-380. https://doi.org/10.1111/imb.12642

Virus-mediated transient expression techniques enable gene function studies in black-grass

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mellado-Sanchez, M., Mcdiarmid, F., Cardoso, V., Kanyuka, K. and Macgregor, D. 2020. Virus-mediated transient expression techniques enable gene function studies in black-grass . Plant Physiology. https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.20.00205

Adopting epidemiological approaches for herbicide resistance monitoring and management

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Comont, D. and Neve, P. 2020. Adopting epidemiological approaches for herbicide resistance monitoring and management. Weed Research. https://doi.org/10.1111/wre.12420

Rothamsted Insect Survey, Moth and Aphid catch abundance data

N - Datasets
Bell, J. R., Blumgart, D. and Shortall, C. R. 2020. Rothamsted Insect Survey, Moth and Aphid catch abundance data. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.975qz

Environmental Perturbations Induce Correlations in Midge Swarms

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Van Der Vaart, K., Sinhuber, M., Reynolds, A. M. and Ouellette, N. T. 2020. Environmental Perturbations Induce Correlations in Midge Swarms. Journal of the Royal Society Interface. 17 (164), p. 20200018. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2020.0018

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

Virus-mediated transient expression techniques enable genetic modification of Alopecurus myosuroides

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mellado-Sanchez, M., Mcdiarmid, F., Cardoso, V., Kanyuka, K. and Macgregor, D. 2020. Virus-mediated transient expression techniques enable genetic modification of Alopecurus myosuroides. Plant Physiology. 183, pp. 455-459. https://doi.org/10.1104/pp.20.00205

Similarities between Insect Swarms and Isothermal Globular Clusters

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Gorbonos, D., Van der Vaart, K., Sinhuber, M., Puckett, J. G., Ouellette, N. T., Reynolds, A. M. and Gov, N. S. 2020. Similarities between Insect Swarms and Isothermal Globular Clusters. Physical Review Research.

Contrasting population structure and demographic history of cereal aphids in different environmental and agricultural landscapes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Morales-Hojas, R., Jingxuan, S., Alvira-Iraizoz, F., Tan, X. and Julian Chen 2020. Contrasting population structure and demographic history of cereal aphids in different environmental and agricultural landscapes. bioRxiv. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.01.16.909077

Population genetic structure and predominance of cyclical parthenogenesis in the bird cherry–oat aphid Rhopalosiphum padi in England

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Morales-Hojas, R., Gonzalez-Uriarte, A., Alvira-Iraizoz, F., Jenkins, T., Alderson, L. J., Kruger, T., Hall, M. J., Greenslade, A. F. C., Shortall, C. R. and Bell, J. R. 2020. Population genetic structure and predominance of cyclical parthenogenesis in the bird cherry–oat aphid Rhopalosiphum padi in England. Evolutionary Applications. https://doi.org/10.1111/eva.12917

Identification of semiochemicals from cowpea, Vigna unguiculata, for low-input management of the Legume Pod Borer, Maruca vitrata

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Osei-Owusu, J., Vuts, J., Caulfield, J. C., Woodcock, C. M., Withall, D., Hooper, A. M., Osafo-Acquaah, S. and Birkett, M. A. 2020. Identification of semiochemicals from cowpea, Vigna unguiculata, for low-input management of the Legume Pod Borer, Maruca vitrata. Journal of Chemical Ecology. pp. 1-11. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-020-01149-7

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

Linking small-scale flight manoeuvers and density profiles to the vertical movement of insects in the nocturnal stable boundary layer

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wainwright, C. E., Reynolds, D. R. and Reynolds, A. M. 2020. Linking small-scale flight manoeuvers and density profiles to the vertical movement of insects in the nocturnal stable boundary layer. Scientific Reports. 10, p. 1019. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-57779-0

Do bumblebees have signatures? Demonstrating the existence of a speed-curvature power law in Bombus terrestris locomotion patterns.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
James, L., Davies, T. G. E., Lim, K. S. and Reynolds, A. M. 2020. Do bumblebees have signatures? Demonstrating the existence of a speed-curvature power law in Bombus terrestris locomotion patterns. PLOS ONE. 15 (1), p. e0226393. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0226393

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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

Developing a non-sticky trap design for monitoring jewel beetles

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Imrei, Z., Lohonyai, Z., Muskovits, J., Matula, E., Vuts, J., Fail, J., Gould, P. J. L., Birkett, M. A., Toth, M. and Domingue, M.J. 2019. Developing a non-sticky trap design for monitoring jewel beetles. Journal of Applied Entomology. pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1111/jen.12727

Host plant adaptation in the polyphagous whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum, is associated with transcriptional plasticity and altered sensitivity to insecticides

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Pym, A., Singh, K. S., Nordgren, A., Davies, T. G. E., Zimmer, C. T., Elias, J., Slater, R. and Bass, C. G. 2019. Host plant adaptation in the polyphagous whitefly, Trialeurodes vaporariorum, is associated with transcriptional plasticity and altered sensitivity to insecticides. BMC Genomics. 20 (996). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12864-019-6397-3

In search of co-attractants for cetoniin scarabs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Cetoniinae): identification and preliminary field evaluation of volatiles from fermenting apple

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Vuts, J., Lohonyai, Z., Imrei, Z., Balintne Csonka, E., Birkett, M. A. and Toth, M. 2019. In search of co-attractants for cetoniin scarabs (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae, Cetoniinae): identification and preliminary field evaluation of volatiles from fermenting apple. Acta Phytopathologica Entomologica Hungarica. 54 (2), pp. 229-242. https://doi.org/10.1556/038.54.2019.020

Benzaldehyde: an alfalfa-related compound for the spring attraction of the pest weevil Sitona humeralis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lohonyai, Zs., Vuts, J., Karpati, Zs., Koczor, S., Domingue, M.J., Fail, J., Birkett, M. A., Toth, M. and Imrei, Z. 2019. Benzaldehyde: an alfalfa-related compound for the spring attraction of the pest weevil Sitona humeralis (Coleoptera: Curculionidae). Pest Management Science. 75 (12), p. 3153–3159. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.5431

PHI-base - the Pathogen–Host Interactions database

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Urban, M., Cuzick, A., Seager, J., Wood, V., Rutherford, K., De Silva, N., Venkatesh, S. Y, Martinez, M. C., Pedro, H., Yates, A. D., Hassani-Pak, K. and Hammond-Kosack, K. E. 2019. PHI-base - the Pathogen–Host Interactions database . Nucleic Acids Research. Database issue. https://doi.org/10.1093/nar/gkz904