Protecting Crops and the Environment

TitleProtecting Crops and the Environment
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadJulian Smith
Executive AssistantSheila Bishop

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Integrated pest control in oilseed crops—new advances from the rapeseed research community

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cook, S. M. and Jędryczka, M. 2024. Integrated pest control in oilseed crops—new advances from the rapeseed research community. Pest Management Science. 80 (5), pp. 2217-2219. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.8078

Feeling the Heat: Investigating the dual assault of Zymoseptoria tritici and Heat Stress on Wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Conference poster
Blyth, H. R., Zarsav, A., Smith, D., Kanyuka, K., Hassall, K. L., Michaelson, L. V., Rudd, J. J. and Haslam, R. P. 2024. Feeling the Heat: Investigating the dual assault of Zymoseptoria tritici and Heat Stress on Wheat (Triticum aestivum) . 32nd Fungal Genetics Conference. Asilomar Conference Grounds, Pacific Grove, CA 12 Mar 2024

Species richness of Orthoptera declines with elevation while elevational range of individual species peaks at mid elevation

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Thomas, J., Segar, S. T. and Cherrill, A. J. 2024. Species richness of Orthoptera declines with elevation while elevational range of individual species peaks at mid elevation. Ecology and Evolution. 14 (2), p. e10985. https://doi.org/10.1002/ece3.10985

Key role of the ryanodine receptor I4790K mutation in mediating diamide resistance in Plutella xylostella

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jiang, D., Yu, Z., He, Y., Wang, F., Gu, Y., Davies, T. G. E., Fan, Z., Wang, X. and Wu, Y. 2024. Key role of the ryanodine receptor I4790K mutation in mediating diamide resistance in Plutella xylostella. Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 168 (May), p. 104107. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ibmb.2024.104107

Mapping the ratio of agricultural inputs to yields reveals areas with potentially less sustainable farming.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bullock, J. M., Jarvis, S. G., Fincham, W. N., Risser, H., Schultz, C., Spurgeon, D. J., Redhead, J. W., Storkey, J. and Pywell, R. F. 2024. Mapping the ratio of agricultural inputs to yields reveals areas with potentially less sustainable farming. Science of the Total Environment. 909, p. 168491. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.168491

Identification and functional characterisation of a locus for target site integration in Fusarium graminearum

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Darino, M., Urban, M., Kaur, N., Wood, A. K. M., Smith, D., Grimwade-Mann, M., Beacham, A. and Hammond-Kosack, K. E. 2024. Identification and functional characterisation of a locus for target site integration in Fusarium graminearum. Fungal Biology and Biotechnology. 11 (2), pp. 1-21. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40694-024-00171-8

Sources of prey availability data alter interpretation of outputs from prey choice null networks

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cuff, J. P., Tercel, M. P. T. G., Windsor, F. M., Hawthorne, B. S. J., Hamback, P. A., Bell, J. R., Symondson, W. O. C. and Vaughan, I. P. 2024. Sources of prey availability data alter interpretation of outputs from prey choice null networks. Ecological Entomology. https://doi.org/10.1111/een.13315

Landscape perspectives for agroecological weed management. A review

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Boinot, S., Alignier, A. and Storkey, J. 2024. Landscape perspectives for agroecological weed management. A review. Agronomy for Sustainable Development - ASD. 44, p. 7. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13593-023-00941-5

Acting pre‑emptively reduces the long‑term costs of managing herbicide resistance

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Varah, A., Ahodo, K., Childs, D., Comont, D., Crook, L., Freckleton, R., Goodsell, R., Hicks, H., Hull, R. I., Neve, P. and Norris, K. 2024. Acting pre‑emptively reduces the long‑term costs of managing herbicide resistance. Scientific Reports. 14, p. 6201. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-024-56525-0

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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

Genome assembly and transcriptomic analysis to elucidate the ability of Nasonovia ribisnigri to break host plant resistance

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Garrett, D., Teakle, G., Collier, R., Bell, J., Cerezo-Medina, S. and Morales-Hojas, R. 2024. Genome assembly and transcriptomic analysis to elucidate the ability of Nasonovia ribisnigri to break host plant resistance. Insect Molecular Biology. pp. 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1111/imb.12894

Agricultural fertilisers contribute substantially to microplastic concentrations in UK soils

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cusworth, S. J., Davies, W. J., McAinsh, M. R., Gregory, A. S., Storkey, J. and Stevens, C. J. 2024. Agricultural fertilisers contribute substantially to microplastic concentrations in UK soils. Communications Earth & Environment. 5 (1), p. 7. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43247-023-01172-y

Population Genetic Structure of the Rubber Tree Powdery Mildew Pathogen (Erysiphe quercicola) from China

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cao, X., Han, Q., Xiao, Y., He, J., Chuan, X., Jiang, G., West, J. S. and Xu, X. 2024. Population Genetic Structure of the Rubber Tree Powdery Mildew Pathogen (Erysiphe quercicola) from China. Plant Disease. https://doi.org/10.1094/PDIS-03-23-0575-RE

The Broadbalk Wheat Experiment, Rothamsted, UK Crop yields and soil changes during the last 50 years

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Poulton, P. R., Johnston, A. E., Glendining, M. J., White, R. P., Gregory, A. S., Clark, S. J., Gregory, W., Macdonald, A. J. and Powlson, D. S. 2024. The Broadbalk Wheat Experiment, Rothamsted, UK Crop yields and soil changes during the last 50 years. Advances in Agronomy. 184, pp. 173-298. https://doi.org/10.1016/bs.agron.2023.11.003

RNA and protein biomarkers for detecting enhanced metabolic resistance to herbicides mesosulfuron-methyl and fenoxaprop-ethyl in black-grass (Alopecurus myosuroides)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Lowe, C., Onkokesung, N, Goldberg, A, Beffa, R, Neve, P., Edwards, R and Comont, D. 2024. RNA and protein biomarkers for detecting enhanced metabolic resistance to herbicides mesosulfuron-methyl and fenoxaprop-ethyl in black-grass (Alopecurus myosuroides). Pest Management Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.7960

Why do we make changes to the long-term experiments at Rothamsted?

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Poulton, P. R., Powlson, D. S., Glendining, M. J. and Gregory, A. S. 2024. Why do we make changes to the long-term experiments at Rothamsted? European Journal of Agronomy. 154 (March), p. 127062. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eja.2023.127062

Spray-induced gene silencing as a potential tool to control rubber tree powdery mildew disease

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cao X., Han Q. and West, J. S. 2024. Spray-induced gene silencing as a potential tool to control rubber tree powdery mildew disease. Physiological and Molecular Plant Pathology. 129, p. 102182. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pmpp.2023.102182

Evolution of decreased sensitivity to azole fungicides in western European populations of Plenodomus lingam (cause of Phoma leaf spot / stem canker on oilseed rape)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
King, K. M., Barr, L., Bousquet, L., Glaab, A., Canning, G., Ritchie, F., Kildea, S., Fraaije, B. A. and West, J. S. 2024. Evolution of decreased sensitivity to azole fungicides in western European populations of Plenodomus lingam (cause of Phoma leaf spot / stem canker on oilseed rape). Plant Pathology. pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1111/ppa.13897

The mechanisms behind the contrasting responses to waterlogging in black-grass (Alopecurus myosuroides) and wheat (Triticum aestivum)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Harrison, C., Noleto-Dias, C., Ruvo, G., Hughes, D. J., Smith, D., Mead, A., Ward, J. L., Heuer, S. and Macgregor, D. 2024. The mechanisms behind the contrasting responses to waterlogging in black-grass (Alopecurus myosuroides) and wheat (Triticum aestivum). Functional Plant Biology. 51, p. FP23193. https://doi.org/10.1071/FP23193

Beneficial beetles: the good guys

G - Articles in popular magazines and other technical publications
Jowett, K. 2024. Beneficial beetles: the good guys. Crop protection magazine. December 2023, pp. 49-50.

Novel pheromone-mediated reproductive behaviour in the stag beetle, Lucanus cervus

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Harvey, D. J., Vuts, J., Hooper, A. M., Caulfield, J. C., Finch, P., Gange, A. C., Chapman, J., Birkett, M. A. and Pickett, J. A. 2024. Novel pheromone-mediated reproductive behaviour in the stag beetle, Lucanus cervus. Scientific Reports. 14, p. 6037. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-024-55985-8

The potential for use of haematological and anti-IgE humoral responses as phenotypic markers for tick resistance in cattle

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ngitech, C., Kamau, L., Simbauni, J., Mwendia, C., Owido, M., Kioo, I., Matika, O., Foster, S., Birkett, M. A., Djikeng, A., Watson, K. and Githaka, N. 2024. The potential for use of haematological and anti-IgE humoral responses as phenotypic markers for tick resistance in cattle. Current Research in Parasitology & Vector-Borne Diseases. 5, p. 100159. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.crpvbd.2023.100159

Quantifying the impacts of management and herbicide resistance on regional plant population dynamics in the face of missing data

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Goodsell, R., Comont, D., Hicks, H., Lambert, J., Hull, R. I., Crook, L., Fraccaro, P., Reusch, K., Freckleton, R. and Childs, D. 2024. Quantifying the impacts of management and herbicide resistance on regional plant population dynamics in the face of missing data. Journal of Applied Ecology. https://doi.org/10.1111/1365-2664.14608

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10886-024-01469-y

Ecological Intensification and the sustainable use of fertilisers

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Storkey, J., Maclaren, C. and Mead, A. 2023. Ecological Intensification and the sustainable use of fertilisers. Proceedings of the International Fertiliser Society. 886, pp. 1-20.

Characterization of Colletotrichum Species Infecting Litchi in Hainan, China

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Li, X. C., Xu, H., Li, H., Wang, S., Wang, G., West, J. S. and Wang, J. 2023. Characterization of Colletotrichum Species Infecting Litchi in Hainan, China. Journal of fungi. 9 (11), p. 1042. https://doi.org/10.3390/jof9111042

Adaptive migratory orientation of an invasive pest on a new continent

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Chen, H., Wan, G., Li, J., Ma, Y., Reynolds, D. R., Dreyer, D., Warrant, E. J., Chapman, J. W. and Hu, G. 2023. Adaptive migratory orientation of an invasive pest on a new continent. iScience. 26 (12), p. 108281. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.isci.2023.108281

The Optimal Choice of Trap Type for the Recently Spreading Jewel Beetle Pests Lamprodila festiva and Agrilus sinuatus (Coleoptera, Buprestidae)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Matula, E., Bozsik, G., Muskovits, J., Ruszák, C., Jávorszky, L., Bonte, J., Paulin, M., Vuts, J., Fail, J., Tóth, Á., Egri, Á., Tóth, M. and Imrei, Z. 2023. The Optimal Choice of Trap Type for the Recently Spreading Jewel Beetle Pests Lamprodila festiva and Agrilus sinuatus (Coleoptera, Buprestidae). Insects. 14 (12), p. 961. https://doi.org/10.3390/insects14120961

Key management practices to reduce the risk of the occurrence of Rumex obtusifolius in productive grasslands

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Klötzli, J., Suter, M., Beaumont, D. A., Kolmanič, A., Leskovšek, R., Schaffner, U., Storkey, J. and Lüscher, A. 2023. Key management practices to reduce the risk of the occurrence of Rumex obtusifolius in productive grasslands. Weed Research. pp. 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1111/wre.12608

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

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
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

A review of sources of resistance to turnip yellows virus (TuYV) in Brassica species

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Macleod, K., Greer, S. F., Bramham, L., Pimenta, R. J. G., Nellist, C. F., Hackenburg, D., Teakle, G. R., Barker, G. C. and Walsh, J. A. 2023. A review of sources of resistance to turnip yellows virus (TuYV) in Brassica species. Annals of Applied Biology - AAB. 183 (3), pp. 200-208. https://doi.org/10.1111/aab.12842

Insights in disease management - Editorial

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
West, J. S., Spadaro, D. and Hofte, M. 2023. Insights in disease management - Editorial. Frontiers in Agronomy. 5, p. 1155058. https://doi.org/10.3389/fagro.2023.1155058

Dynamics of pollen beetle (Brassicogethes aeneus) immigration and colonization of oilseed rape (Brassica napus) in Europe

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Bick, E., Sigsgaard, L., Torrance, M. T., Helmreich, S., Still, L., Beck, B., Rashid, R. E., Lemmich, J., Nikolajsen, T. and Cook, S. M. 2023. Dynamics of pollen beetle (Brassicogethes aeneus) immigration and colonization of oilseed rape (Brassica napus) in Europe. Pest Management Science. https://doi.org/10.1002/ps.7538

Comparison of the impact of two key fungal signalling pathways on Zymoseptoria tritici infection reveals divergent contribution to invasive growth through distinct regulation of infection-associated genes

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Child, H. T., Deeks, M. J., Rudd, J. J. and Bates, S. 2023. Comparison of the impact of two key fungal signalling pathways on Zymoseptoria tritici infection reveals divergent contribution to invasive growth through distinct regulation of infection-associated genes. Molecular Plant Pathology. 24 (10), pp. 1220-1237. https://doi.org/10.1111/mpp.13365

Sugar Beet Cultivation in the Tropics and Subtropics:Challenges and Opportunities

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Tayyab, M., Wakeel, A., Mubarak, M. U., Artyszak, A., Ali, S., Hakki, E. E., Mahmood, K., Song, B. and Ishfaq, M. 2023. Sugar Beet Cultivation in the Tropics and Subtropics:Challenges and Opportunities. Agronomy. 13 (5), p. agronomy13051213. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy13051213

Using qPCR and microscopy to assess the impact of harvesting and weather conditions on the relationship between Alternaria alternata and Alternaria spp. spores in rural and urban atmospheres

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Apangu, G., Frisk, C. A., Adams‑Groom, B., Petch, G. M., Hanson, M. and Skjoth, C. A. 2023. Using qPCR and microscopy to assess the impact of harvesting and weather conditions on the relationship between Alternaria alternata and Alternaria spp. spores in rural and urban atmospheres. International Journal Of Biometeorology. 67, pp. 1007-1093. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00484-023-02480-w

Herbicide resistance in Alopecurus myosuroides - the value of routine testing of seed samples submitted by farmers since 1985

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cook, S. K., Tatnel, L. V., Moss, S., Hull, R. I., Garthwaite, D. and Dyer, C. 2023. Herbicide resistance in Alopecurus myosuroides - the value of routine testing of seed samples submitted by farmers since 1985. Weed Research. 63 (6), pp. 339-347. https://doi.org/10.1111/wre.12598

Outdoor airborne allergens: Characterization, behavior and monitoring in Europe

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Grewling, L., Ribeiro, H., Antunes, C., Apangu, G., Celenk, S., Costa, A., Eguiluz-Gracia, I., Galveias, A., Roldan, N. G., Lika, M., Magyar, D., Martinez-Bracero, M., Orby, P., O'Connor, D., Penha, A. M., Pereira, S., Perez-Badia, R., Rodinkova, V., Xhetani, M., Sauliene, I. and Skjoth, C. A. 2023. Outdoor airborne allergens: Characterization, behavior and monitoring in Europe. Science of the Total Environment. 905 (20 Dec), pp. 167-42. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2023.167042

Evaluation of techniques to break seed dormancy in Redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ahmadnia, F., Alebrahim, M. T., Souha, L. N and Macgregor, D. 2023. Evaluation of techniques to break seed dormancy in Redroot pigweed (Amaranthus retroflexus). Food Science and Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.3920

Deciphering Plant-Insect-Microorganism Signals for Sustainable Crop Production

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Thomas, G., Rusman, Q., Morrison, W. R., Magalhaes, D. M., Dowell, J. A., Ngumbi, E., Osei-Owusu, J., Gaffke, A., Pagadala Damodaram, K. J., Kim, S. J. and Tabanca, N. 2023. Deciphering Plant-Insect-Microorganism Signals for Sustainable Crop Production. Biomolecules. 13 (6), p. 997. https://doi.org/10.3390/biom13060997