Net Zero and Resilient Farming

TitleNet Zero and Resilient Farming
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadAdrian Collins
Executive AssistantKirsty Tooke

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A framework for evaluating the value of agricultural pest management decision support systems

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Helps, J., Van den Bosch, F., Paveley, N., Jorgensen, L. N., Holst, N. and Milne, A. E. 2024. A framework for evaluating the value of agricultural pest management decision support systems. European Journal of Plant Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10658-024-02878-1

Assessing nutritional quality and gas production kinetics: incorporating Tithonia diversifolia into sugarcane silage

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Takahashi, L. S., Costa, R. L. D. D., Perez-Marquez, S., Niderkorn, V., Lugo, F. C. and Abdalla, A. L. 2024. Assessing nutritional quality and gas production kinetics: incorporating Tithonia diversifolia into sugarcane silage. Agroforestry Systems. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10457-024-01007-5

Long-term monitoring of pasture dry matter production across fields with different pasture types, as assessed by rising plate meter

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Jones, A., Resendez-Sepulveda, M., Powe, C., Le-Grice, P., Irisarri, G., Griffith, B. A., Wyness, A. and Harris, P. 2024. Long-term monitoring of pasture dry matter production across fields with different pasture types, as assessed by rising plate meter. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.99077

Evaluating cell grazing versus set stocking - impacts on farm productivity and environmental sustainability

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rivero, M. J., Morgan, S. and Lee, M. R. F. 2024. Evaluating cell grazing versus set stocking - impacts on farm productivity and environmental sustainability. Rothamsted technical report.

Examining Agricultural Land Manager Willingness to Adopt Climate Change Mitigation in the UK

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Jebari, A., Oyetunde-Usman, Z., Mcauliffe, G., Chivers, C. and Collins, A. L. 2024. Examining Agricultural Land Manager Willingness to Adopt Climate Change Mitigation in the UK. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.99058

Investigating the comparative effects of abattoir waste (ThalloTM) organomineral ferti-lizer and inorganic NPK fertilizer on wheat grain and ryegrass yields and their nutrient uptakes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Frimpong, K., Dunn, R., Amandine, N., Phares, C. A., Abban-Baidoo, E. and Blackwell, M. S. A. 2024. Investigating the comparative effects of abattoir waste (ThalloTM) organomineral ferti-lizer and inorganic NPK fertilizer on wheat grain and ryegrass yields and their nutrient uptakes. International Journal of Recycling of Organic Waste in Agriculture (IJROWA). 13 (2), pp. 1-12 (132420). https://doi.org/10.57647/j.ijrowa.2024.1302.20

Citizen attitudes towards present and future beef consumption before and after the COVID-19 pandemic

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Fuente, V. M. D. L., Hötzel, M. J., Teixeira, D. L., Larraín, R. E. and Enriquez, D. 2024. Citizen attitudes towards present and future beef consumption before and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Meat Science. 212 (June), p. 109467. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.meatsci.2024.109467

GWmodelS: a standalone software to train geographically weighted models

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lua, B., Hu, Y., Yang, D., Liu, Y., Ou, G., Harris, P., Brunsdon, C., Comber, A. and Dong, G. 2024. GWmodelS: a standalone software to train geographically weighted models. Geo-spatial Information Science. https://doi.org/10.1080/10095020.2024.2343011

UAV-based modelling of vegetation recovery under extreme habitat stresses in the water level fluctuation zone of the Three Gorges Reservoir, China

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rao, J., Tang, Q., Duan, D., Xu, Y., Wei, J., Bao, Y., He, X. and Collins, A. L. 2024. UAV-based modelling of vegetation recovery under extreme habitat stresses in the water level fluctuation zone of the Three Gorges Reservoir, China. Science of the Total Environment. 924, p. 173185. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2024.173185

The International Commission on Continental Erosion (ICCE): a brief overview of its scientific focus and example outputs

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Collins, A. L., Walling, D. E., Golosov, V., Porto, P., Gellis, A. C., Silva, Y. J. D. and Chalov, S. 2024. The International Commission on Continental Erosion (ICCE): a brief overview of its scientific focus and example outputs. Proceedings of the International Association of Hydrological Sciences - IAHS. 385, pp. 489-497. https://doi.org/10.5194/piahs-385-489-2024

Opportunities to improve goat production and food security in Botswana through forage nutrition and the use of supplemental feeds

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cooke, A., Machekano, H., Ventura-Cordero, J., Louro-Lopez, A., Joseph, V., Gwiriri, L., Takahashi, T., Morgan, E. R., Lee, M. R. F. and Nyamukondiwa, C. 2024. Opportunities to improve goat production and food security in Botswana through forage nutrition and the use of supplemental feeds. Food Security. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12571-024-01452-1

Exploration of data for analysis using boundary line methodology

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Miti, C., Milne, A. E., Giller, K. E., Sadras, V. O. and Lark, R. M. 2024. Exploration of data for analysis using boundary line methodology. Computers and Electronics in Agriculture. 219, p. 108794. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compag.2024.108794

Comparison of the welfare of beef cattle in housed and grazing systems: hormones, health and behaviour

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Cooke, A., Morten, C., Le-Grice, P., Hockenhull, J., Griffith, B. A., Mullan, S. M., Le Cocq, K., Lee, M. R. F., Cardenas, L. M. and Rivero, M. J. 2024. Comparison of the welfare of beef cattle in housed and grazing systems: hormones, health and behaviour. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.99028

Comparison of in-person qualitative behaviour assessment (QBA) and video qualitative behaviour assessments (V-QBA) of beef cattle

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Cooke, A., Morten, C., Le-Grice, P., Hockenhull, J., Griffith, B. A., Mullan, S. M., Lee, M. R. F., Cardenas, L. M. and Rivero, M. J. 2024. Comparison of in-person qualitative behaviour assessment (QBA) and video qualitative behaviour assessments (V-QBA) of beef cattle. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.99027

Hydro-sedimentological drivers of fine sediment ingress in a gravel-bed river

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Maltauro, R., Stone, M., Collins, A. L. and Krishnappan, B.G. 2024. Hydro-sedimentological drivers of fine sediment ingress in a gravel-bed river. Catena. 241, p. 108067. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2024.108067

The effect of nitrogen input on N2O emission depends on precipitation in a temperate desert steppe

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Yue, P., Li, K., Hu, Y., Qiao, J., Wang, S., Ma, X., Misselbrook, T. H. and Zuo, X. 2024. The effect of nitrogen input on N2O emission depends on precipitation in a temperate desert steppe. Science of the Total Environment. 924 (10 May), p. 171572. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2024.171572

Effects of grazing and climate change on aboveground standing biomass and sheep live weight changes in the desert steppe in Inner Mongolia, China

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, Y., Wang, Z., Wu, L., Li, H., Li, J., Zhu, A., Jin, Y. and Han, G. 2024. Effects of grazing and climate change on aboveground standing biomass and sheep live weight changes in the desert steppe in Inner Mongolia, China. Agricultural Systems. 217 (May), p. 103916. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agsy.2024.103916

Optimizing fertilization strategies for a climate-resilient rice – wheat double cropping system

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Liu, C., Sun, Z., Wang, X., Wu, G., Yuan, M., Wang, J., Sun, Y., Liu, Y. and Wu, L. 2024. Optimizing fertilization strategies for a climate-resilient rice – wheat double cropping system. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-024-10353-w

Potential unintended consequences of agricultural land use change driven by dietary transitions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Blackwell, M. S. A., Takahashi, T., Cardenas, L. M., Collins, A. L., Enriquez, D., Griffith, B. A., Hunt, J., Lee, M. R. F., Misselbrook, T. H., Neal, A. L., Rivero, M. J., Shield, I. F., Storkey, J., Wu, L. and Harris, P. 2024. Potential unintended consequences of agricultural land use change driven by dietary transitions. npj sustainable agriculture. 2 (1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s44264-023-00008-8

Both yields of maize and soybean and soil carbon sequestration in typical Mollisols cropland decrease under future climate change SPACSYS simulation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Liang, S., Sun, N., Longdoz, B., Meersmans, J., Ma, X., Gao, H., Zhang, X., Qiao, L., Colinet, G., Xu, M. and Wu, L. 2024. Both yields of maize and soybean and soil carbon sequestration in typical Mollisols cropland decrease under future climate change SPACSYS simulation. Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems. 8, p. 1332483. https://doi.org/10.3389/fsufs.2024.1332483

Visits of housed cattle to GreenFeed units (2016-2023)

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Perez-Marquez, S., De-Meo-Filho, P., Le-Grice, P., Griffith, B. A., Harris, P., Cardenas, L. M., Lee, M. R. F., Misselbrook, T. H. and Rivero, M. J. 2024. Visits of housed cattle to GreenFeed units (2016-2023). Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.98zz6

Divergent behaviour of soil nutrients imprinted by different land management practices in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area, China

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Song, M., Tang, Q., Han, C., Yuan, C., Yang, Q, Wei, J., He, X., Lv, X. and Collins, A. L. 2024. Divergent behaviour of soil nutrients imprinted by different land management practices in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area, China. International Soil and Water Conservation Research. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.iswcr.2024.03.003

Impacts of climate change on crop production and soil carbon stock in a continuous wheat cropping system in southeast England

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Liang, S., Sun, N., Meersmans, J., Longdoz, B., Colinet, G., Xu, M. and Wu, L. 2024. Impacts of climate change on crop production and soil carbon stock in a continuous wheat cropping system in southeast England. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 365, p. 108909. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2024.108909

An agrogeophysical modelling framework for the detection of soil compaction spatial variability due to grazing using field-scale electromagnetic induction data.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Romero-Ruiz, A., O'Leary, D., Daly, E., Tuohy, P., Milne, A. E., Coleman, K. and Whitmore, A. P. 2024. An agrogeophysical modelling framework for the detection of soil compaction spatial variability due to grazing using field-scale electromagnetic induction data. Soil Use and Management. 40 (2), p. e13039. https://doi.org/10.1111/sum.13039

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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

Implications and impacts of aligning regional agriculture with a healthy diet

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sharp, R., Bellamy, A. S., Clear, A., Finnigan, S. M., Furness, E., Meador, E., Metcalfe, H., Mills, S., Coleman, K., Whitmore, A. P. and Milne, A. E. 2024. Implications and impacts of aligning regional agriculture with a healthy diet. Journal of Cleaner Production. 449, p. 141375. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jclepro.2024.141375

Source fingerprinting sediment loss from sub-catchments and topographic zones using geochemical tracers and weathering indices

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Derakhshan-Babaei, F., Nosrati, K., Fiener, P., Egli, M. and Collins, A. L. 2024. Source fingerprinting sediment loss from sub-catchments and topographic zones using geochemical tracers and weathering indices. Journal of Hydrology. 633, p. 131019. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2024.131019

The Concepts and quantification of yield gap using boundary lines. A review

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Miti, C., Milne, A. E., Giller, K. E. and Lark, R. M. 2024. The Concepts and quantification of yield gap using boundary lines. A review. Field Crops Research. 311 (1 May), p. 109365. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2024.109365

Stepwise model parametrisation using satellite imagery and hemispherical photography: Tuning AquaCrop sensitive parameters for improved winter wheat yield predictions in semi-arid regions

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Oulaid, B., Milne, A. E., Waine, T., Alami, R. E., Rafiqi, M. and Corstanje, R. 2024. Stepwise model parametrisation using satellite imagery and hemispherical photography: Tuning AquaCrop sensitive parameters for improved winter wheat yield predictions in semi-arid regions. Field Crops Research. 309, p. 109327. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2024.109327

Comparison of sediment biomarker signatures generated using time-integrated and discrete suspended sediment samples

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Upadhayay, H. R., Granger, S. J. and Collins, A. L. 2024. Comparison of sediment biomarker signatures generated using time-integrated and discrete suspended sediment samples. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-024-32533-5

Farmland abandonment and vegetation succession mediate soil properties but are determined by the duration of conversion

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lv, X., Tang, Q., Han, C., Song, M., Yuan, C., Yang, Q., Wei, J., He, X. and Collins, A. L. 2024. Farmland abandonment and vegetation succession mediate soil properties but are determined by the duration of conversion. Catena. 238 (April), p. 107877. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.catena.2024.107877

Soil Map of Rothamsted Estate

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Avery, B. W., Catt, J. A., Coleman, K., Pino-Chandia, L. and Ostler, R. 2024. Soil Map of Rothamsted Estate. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.98z89

Moderate grazing increased carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus storage in plants and soil in the Eurasian meadow steppe ecosystem

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wang, M., Zhang, C., Chen, S., Zhang, Y., Yu, T., Xue, X., Wu, L., Zhou, W., Yun, X., Yan, R. and Bai, K. 2024. Moderate grazing increased carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus storage in plants and soil in the Eurasian meadow steppe ecosystem. Science of the Total Environment. 914, p. 169864. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.169864

Does simultaneous adoption of drought-tolerant maize varieties and organic fertiliser affect productivity and welfare outcomes? Evidence from rural Nigeria

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Oyetunde-Usman, Z., Shee, A. and Abdoulaye, T. 2024. Does simultaneous adoption of drought-tolerant maize varieties and organic fertiliser affect productivity and welfare outcomes? Evidence from rural Nigeria. The Australian journal of agricultural resource economics. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8489.12550

Evaluating Effective Particle Size Distributions of Cohesive Sediment under Varying Shear Stress and Bed Configurations in a Rotating Annular Flume

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Maltauro, R., Stone, M., Collins, A. L. and Krishnappan, B.G. 2024. Evaluating Effective Particle Size Distributions of Cohesive Sediment under Varying Shear Stress and Bed Configurations in a Rotating Annular Flume. Water. 16 (4), p. 546. https://doi.org/10.3390/w16040546

The sedimentology of gravel beds in groundwater-dominated chalk streams: Implications for sediment modelling and management

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mondon, B., Sear, D. A., Collins, A. L., Shaw, P. J. and Sykes, T. 2024. The sedimentology of gravel beds in groundwater-dominated chalk streams: Implications for sediment modelling and management. River Research and Applications. 40 (4), pp. 508-528. https://doi.org/10.1002/rra.4250

Linking soil erosion and sediment yield with landscape heterogeneity: Exploration using the lower Jinsha River Basin, China

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhang, H., Lv, J., Bao, Y., Tang, Q., Collins, A. L., Khurram, D. and He, X. 2024. Linking soil erosion and sediment yield with landscape heterogeneity: Exploration using the lower Jinsha River Basin, China. Journal of Hydrology. 631, p. 130729. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jhydrol.2024.130729

Impact of plastic mulching and residue return on maize yield and soil organic carbon storage in irrigated dryland areas under climate change

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Quan, H., Wang, B., Wu, L., Feng, H., Wu, L., Wu, L., Liu, D. L. and Siddique, K. H. 2024. Impact of plastic mulching and residue return on maize yield and soil organic carbon storage in irrigated dryland areas under climate change. Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment. 362, p. 108838. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agee.2023.108838

13C dicarboxylic acid signatures indicate temporal shifts in catchment sediment sources in response to extreme winter rainfall

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Upadhayay, H. R., Joynes, A. and Collins, A. L. 2024. 13C dicarboxylic acid signatures indicate temporal shifts in catchment sediment sources in response to extreme winter rainfall. Environmental Chemistry Letters. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10311-023-01684-1

Feasibility of mitigation measures for agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. A systematic review

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jebari, A., Pereyra, F., Kumar, A., Collins, A. L., Rivero, M. J. and Mcauliffe, G. 2024. Feasibility of mitigation measures for agricultural greenhouse gas emissions in the UK. A systematic review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development - ASD. 44 (2). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13593-023-00938-0