Sustainable Soils and Crops

TitleSustainable Soils and Crops
TypeScience Department
InstituteRothamsted Research
HeadMartin Broadley
Executive AssistantSally Murdoch
Natalia Deas

Outputs

Sort by: Date Title

Control of meiotic crossover interference by a proteolytic chaperone network

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kim, H., Kim, J., Son, N., Kuo, P., Morgan, C., Chambon, A., Byun, D., Park, J., Lee, Y., Park, Y. M., Fozard, J. A., Guerin, J., Hurel, A., Lambing, C., Howard, M., Hwang, I., Mercier, R., Grelon, M., Henderson, I. R. and Choi, K. 2024. Control of meiotic crossover interference by a proteolytic chaperone network. Nature Plants. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41477-024-01633-y

The effects of soil compaction on wheat seedling root growth are specific to soil texture and soil moisture status

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Yu, C., Mawodza, T., Atkinson, B. S., Atkinson, J. A., Sturrock, C. J., Whalley, W. R., Hawkesford, M. J., Cooper, H., Zhang, X., Zhou, H. and Mooney, S. J. 2024. The effects of soil compaction on wheat seedling root growth are specific to soil texture and soil moisture status. Rhizosphere. 29, p. 100838. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rhisph.2023.100838

A restatement of the natural science evidence base concerning grassland management, grazing livestock and soil carbon storage

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jordon, M. W., Buffet, J., Dungait, J. A. J., Galdos, M., Garnett, T., Lee, M. R. F., Lynch, J., Roos, E., Searchinger, T. D., Smith, P. and Godfray, H. C. J. 2024. A restatement of the natural science evidence base concerning grassland management, grazing livestock and soil carbon storage. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 291, p. 20232669. https://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2023.2669

Stakeholder-driven transformative adaptation is needed for climate-smart nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Jennings, S., Challinor, A., Smith, P., Macdiarmid, J. I., Pope, E., Chapman, S., Bradshaw, C., Clark, H., Vetter, S., Fitton, N., King, R., Mwamakamba, S., Madzivhandila, T., Mashingaidze, I., Chomba, C., Nawiko, M., Nyhodo, B., Mazibuko, N., Yeki, P., Kuwali, P., Kambwiri, A., Kazi, V., Kiama, A., Songole, A., Coskeran, H., Quinn, C., Sallu, S., Dougill, A., Whitfield, S., Kunin, B., Meebelo, N., Jamali, A., Kantande, D., Makundi, P., Mbungu, W., Kayula, F., Walker, S., Zimba, S., Yamdeu, J. H. G., Kapulu, N., Galdos, M., Eze, S., Tripathi, H., Sait, S., Kepinski, S., Likoya, E., Greathead, H., Smith, H. E., Mahop, M. T., Harwatt, H., Muzammil, M., Horgan, G. and Benton, T. 2024. Stakeholder-driven transformative adaptation is needed for climate-smart nutrition security in sub-Saharan Africa. Nature Food. 5, pp. 37-47. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43016-023-00901-y

Sucrose homeostasis: Mechanisms and opportunity in crop yield improvement

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Miret-Barrio, J., Griffiths, C. A. and Paul, M. J. 2024. Sucrose homeostasis: Mechanisms and opportunity in crop yield improvement. Journal of Plant Physiology. 294, p. 154188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jplph.2024.154188

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

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

The Functional Diversity of the High-Affinity Nitrate Transporter Gene Family in Hexaploid Wheat: Insights from Distinct Expression Profiles

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Sigalas, P., Buchner, P. H., Kroeper, A., Hawkesford, M. J. and Kroper, A. 2024. The Functional Diversity of the High-Affinity Nitrate Transporter Gene Family in Hexaploid Wheat: Insights from Distinct Expression Profiles. International Journal Of Molecular Sciences. 25 (1), p. 509. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms25010509

universal_grass_peps

N - Datasets
Mitchell, R. A. C. 2024. universal_grass_peps. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.98ywz

Mehlich 3 as an indicator of grain nutrient concentration for five crops in sub-Saharan Africa

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Haefele, S. M., Mossa, A. W., Gashu, D., Nalivata, P. C., Broadley, M., McGrath, S. P. and Thomas, C. L. 2024. Mehlich 3 as an indicator of grain nutrient concentration for five crops in sub-Saharan Africa. Field Crops Research. 307, p. 109243. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2023.109243

Environmental regulation of male fertility is mediated through Arabidopsis transcription factors bHLH89, 91, and 10

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Robson, J. K., Tidy, A. C., Thomas, S. G. and Wilson, Z. A. 2023. Environmental regulation of male fertility is mediated through Arabidopsis transcription factors bHLH89, 91, and 10 . Journal of Experimental Botany. p. erad480. https://doi.org/10.1093/jxb/erad480

Root phenotyping and root water uptake calculation using soil water contents measured in a winter wheat field

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Huang, Z., Zhang, X., Ashton, R. W., Hawkesford, M. J. and Whalley, W. R. 2023. Root phenotyping and root water uptake calculation using soil water contents measured in a winter wheat field. Agricultural Water Management. 290, p. 108607. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.agwat.2023.108607

An interlaboratory comparison of mid-infrared spectra acquisition: Instruments and procedures matter

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Safanelli, J. L., Sanderman, J., Bloom, D., Todd-Brown, K., Parente, L. L., Hengl, T., Adam, S., Albinet, F., Ben-Dor, E., Boot, C. M., Bridson, J. H., Chabrillat, S., Deiss, L., Demattê, J. A., Demyan, M. S., Dercon, G., Doetterl, S., Egmond, F. V., Ferguson, R., Garrett, L. G., Haddix, M. L., Haefele, S. M., Heiling, M., Hernandez-Allica, J., Huang, J., Jastrow, J. D., Karyotis, K., Machmuller, M. B., Khesuoe, M., Margenot, A., Matamala, R., Miesel, J. R., Mouazen, A. M., Nagel, P., Patel, S., Qaswar, M., Ramakhanna, S., Resch, C., Robertson, J., Roudier, P., Sabetizade, M., Shabtai, I., Sherif, F., Sinha, N., Six, J., Summerauer, L., Thomas, C. L., Toloza, A., Tomczyk-Wójtowicz, B., Tsakiridis, N. L., Wesemael, B. V., Woodings, F., Zalidis, G. C. and Żelazny, W. R. 2023. An interlaboratory comparison of mid-infrared spectra acquisition: Instruments and procedures matter. Geoderma. 440, p. 116724. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2023.116724

Practical guidance for deciding whether to account for soil variability when managing for land health, agricultural production, and climate resilience

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Herrick, J. E., Maynard, J. M., Bestelmeyer, B. T., Carey, C. J., Salley, S. W., Shepherd, K., Stewart, Z. P., Wills, S. A. and Ziadat, F. M. 2023. Practical guidance for deciding whether to account for soil variability when managing for land health, agricultural production, and climate resilience. Journal of Soil and Water Conservation. 78 (6), pp. 125A-133A. https://doi.org/10.2489/jswc.2023.0706A

Incorrect recombination partner associations contribute to meiotic instability of neo-allopolyploid Arabidopsis suecica

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cheron, F., Petiot, V., Lambing, C., White, C. and Serra, H. 2023. Incorrect recombination partner associations contribute to meiotic instability of neo-allopolyploid Arabidopsis suecica. New Phytologist. https://doi.org/10.1111/nph.19487

Multi-target genome editing reduces polyphenol oxidase activity in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) grains

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Wold-McGimsey, F., Krosch, C., Alarcon-Reverte, R., Ravet, K., Katz, A., Stromberger, J., Mason, R. E. and Pearce, S. 2023. Multi-target genome editing reduces polyphenol oxidase activity in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) grains. Frontiers in Plant Science. 14 (15 sept), p. 1247680. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2023.1247680

Transcriptomic and Metabolomic Analyses Reveal the Importance of Lipid Metabolism and Photosynthesis Regulation in High Salinity Tolerance in Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Leaves Derived from Mutagenesis Combined with Microspore Culture

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Xu, H., Halford, N. G., Guo, G., Chen, Z., Li, Y., Zhou, L, Liu, C. and Xu, R. 2023. Transcriptomic and Metabolomic Analyses Reveal the Importance of Lipid Metabolism and Photosynthesis Regulation in High Salinity Tolerance in Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Leaves Derived from Mutagenesis Combined with Microspore Culture. International Journal Of Molecular Sciences. 24 (23), p. 16757. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms242316757

Anemia in children aged 6–59 months was significantly associated with maternal anemia status in rural Zimbabwe

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mutonhodza, B., Dembedza, M. P., Lark, M. R., Joy, E., Kangara, G., Njovo, H., Nyadzayo, T. K., Kalimbira, A. A., Bailey, E. H., Broadley, M., Matsungo, T. M. and Chopera, P. 2023. Anemia in children aged 6–59 months was significantly associated with maternal anemia status in rural Zimbabwe. Food Science and Nutrition. 11 (3), pp. 1232-1246. https://doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.3157

Remote sensing of the Earth's soil color in space and time

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Rizzo, R., Wadoux, A. M., Dematte, J. A., Minasny, B., Barron, V., Ben-Dor, E., Francos, N., Savin, I., Poppiel, R., Silvero, N. E., Terra, F. D. S., Rosin, N. A., Rosas, J. T. F., Greschuk, L. T., Ballester, M. V., Gomez, A. M. R., Belllinaso, H., Safanelli, J. L., Chabrillat, S., Fiorio, P. R., Das, B. S., Malone, B. P., Zalidis, G., Tziolas, N., Tsakiridis, N., Karyotis, K., Samarinas, N., Kalopesa, E., Gholizadeh, A., Shepherd, K., Milewski, R., Vaudour, E., Wang, C. and Salama, E. S. M. 2023. Remote sensing of the Earth's soil color in space and time. Remote Sensing of Environment. 299 (15 December), p. 113845. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rse.2023.113845

High canopy photosynthesis before anthesis explains the outstanding yield performance of rice cultivars with ideal plant architecture

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cheng, Y., Xiao, F., Huang, D., Yang, Y., Cheng, W., Jin, S., Li, G., Ding, Y., Paul, M. J. and Liu, Z. 2023. High canopy photosynthesis before anthesis explains the outstanding yield performance of rice cultivars with ideal plant architecture. Field Crops Research. 306, p. 109223. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2023.109223

Climate change mitigation through soil carbon sequestration in working lands: A reality check

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Moinet, G. Y. K., Amundson, R., Galdos, M. V., Grace, P. R., Haefele, S. M., Hijbeek, R., Groenigen, J. W. V., Groenigen, K. J. V. and Powlson, D. S. 2023. Climate change mitigation through soil carbon sequestration in working lands: A reality check. Global Change Biology. 30 (1), p. e17010. https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.17010

Biochar amendments to tropical paddy soil increase rice yields and decrease N2O emissions by modifying the genes involved in nitrogen cycling

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shen, Q., Wang, H., Lazcano, C., Voroney, P., Elrys, A., Gou, G., Li, H., Zhu, Q., Chen, Y., Wu, Y., Meng, L. and Brookes, P. C. 2023. Biochar amendments to tropical paddy soil increase rice yields and decrease N2O emissions by modifying the genes involved in nitrogen cycling. Soil & Tillage Research. 235, p. 105917. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.still.2023.105917

Modeling the spatial-spectral characteristics of plants for nutrient status identification using hyperspectral data and deep learning methods

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Okyere, F., Cudjoe, D., Sadeghi-Tehran, P., Virlet, N., Riche, A. B., Castle, M., Greche, L., Simms, D., Mhada, M., Mohareb, F. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2023. Modeling the spatial-spectral characteristics of plants for nutrient status identification using hyperspectral data and deep learning methods. Frontiers in Plant Science. 14, p. 1209500. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2023.1209500

Dietary selenium intake among Ethiopian children in areas known for selenium spatial variability

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hailu, K., Joy, E., Ferguson, E. L., Bailey, E. H., Wilson, L., Davis, K., Broadley, M. and Gashu, D. 2023. Dietary selenium intake among Ethiopian children in areas known for selenium spatial variability. Frontiers in Nutrition. 10, p. 1250002. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2023.1250002

Increasing fibre in white flour and bread: Implications for health and processing

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Shewry, P. R., Joy, E., Segovia De La Revilla, L., Hansen, A., Brennan, J. and Lovegrove, A. 2023. Increasing fibre in white flour and bread: Implications for health and processing. Nutrition Bulletin. 48 (4), pp. 587-593. https://doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12648

The effect of expectancy versus actual gluten intake on gastrointestinal and extra-intestinal symptoms in non-coeliac gluten sensitivity - a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, international, multicentre study

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
De Graaf, M. C. G., Lawton, C. L., Croden, F., Smolinska, A., Winkens, B., Hesselink, M. A. M., Van Rooy, G., Weegels, P. L., Shewry, P. R., Houghton, L. A., Witteman, B. J. M., Keszthelyi, D., Brouns, F. J. P. H., Dye, L. and Jonkers, D. M. A. E. 2023. The effect of expectancy versus actual gluten intake on gastrointestinal and extra-intestinal symptoms in non-coeliac gluten sensitivity - a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, international, multicentre study. Lancet Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 9 (2), pp. 110-123. https://doi.org/10.1016/S2468-1253(23)00317-5

The three-peat challenge: business as usual, responsible agriculture, and conservation and restoration as management trajectories in global peatlands

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Girkin, N. T., Burgess, P. J., Cole, L., Cooper, H., Coronadc, E. H., Davidson, S. J., Hannam, J., Harris, J., Holman, I., McCloskey, C. S., McKeown, M. M., Milner, A. M., Page, S., Smith, J. and Young, D. 2023. The three-peat challenge: business as usual, responsible agriculture, and conservation and restoration as management trajectories in global peatlands. Carbon Management. 14 (1), p. 2275578. https://doi.org/10.1080/17583004.2023.2275578

Landscape and Micronutrient Fertilizer Effect on Agro-Fortified Wheat and Teff Grain Nutrient Concentration in Western Amhara.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kangara, G., Amede, T., Bailey, E. H., Wilson, L., Mossa, A. W., Tirfessa, D., Desta, M. K., Asrat, T. G., Agegnehu, G., Sida, T. S., Desta, G., Amare, T., Alemayehu, B., Haefele, S. M., Lark, R. M., Broadley, M. and Gameda, S. 2023. Landscape and Micronutrient Fertilizer Effect on Agro-Fortified Wheat and Teff Grain Nutrient Concentration in Western Amhara. Agronomy. 13 (10), p. 2598. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy13102598

Soil structure has a greater effect on the rooting of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) than nitrogen fertilisation rate or genotype.

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mawodza, T., Zhou, H., Atkinson, B. S., Atkinson, J. A., Sturrock, C. J., Riche, A. B., Whalley, W. R., Hawkesford, M. J., Cooper, H. V. and Mooney, S. J. 2023. Soil structure has a greater effect on the rooting of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) than nitrogen fertilisation rate or genotype. Rhizosphere. 27 (Sept), p. 100770. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rhisph.2023.100770

In Memoriam Philip John White (1960–2023)

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Broadley, M. 2023. In Memoriam Philip John White (1960–2023). Plant and Soil. 493, pp. 1-5. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-023-06288-w

Root exudation of organic acid anions and recruitment of beneficial actinobacteria facilitate phosphorus uptake by maize in compacted silt loam soil

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Zhang, F., Hou, Y., Zed, R., Mauchline, T. H., Shen, J., Zhang, F. and Jin, K. 2023. Root exudation of organic acid anions and recruitment of beneficial actinobacteria facilitate phosphorus uptake by maize in compacted silt loam soil. Soil Biology and Biochemistry. 184 (Sept), p. 109074. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.soilbio.2023.109074

The impact of feeding supplemental minerals to sheep on the return of micronutrients to pasture via urine and faeces

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Kao, P-T., Fleming, H. R., Warren, H., Darch, T., McGrath, S. P., Buss, H. L. and Lee, M. R. F. 2023. The impact of feeding supplemental minerals to sheep on the return of micronutrients to pasture via urine and faeces. Scientific Reports. 13, p. 2747. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-29717-3

Microbial Catabolic Activity: Methods, Pertinence, and Potential Interest for Improving Microbial Inoculant Efficiency

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Ndour, P. M. S., Bargaz, A., Rchiad, Z., Pawlett, M., Clark, I. M., Mauchline, T. H., Harris, J. and Lyamlouli, K. 2023. Microbial Catabolic Activity: Methods, Pertinence, and Potential Interest for Improving Microbial Inoculant Efficiency. Microbial Ecology. 86, pp. 2211-2230. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00248-023-02250-6

Nitrogen fertilization produces divergent effects on canopy structure between indica and japonica rice reflected in leaf to panicle ratio based on deep learning

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Yang, Z., Qi, X., Dai, Y., Wang, Y., Xiao, F., Ni, J., Jin, S., Li, G., Ding, Y., Paul, M. J. and Liu, Z. 2023. Nitrogen fertilization produces divergent effects on canopy structure between indica and japonica rice reflected in leaf to panicle ratio based on deep learning. Field Crops Research. 304 (DEC), p. 109184. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fcr.2023.109184

Field phenotyping for African crops: overview and perspectives

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Cudjoe, D., Virlet, N., Castle, M., Riche, A. B., Mhada, M., Waine, T. W., Mohareb, F. and Hawkesford, M. J. 2023. Field phenotyping for African crops: overview and perspectives . Frontiers in Plant Science. 14, p. 1219673. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2023.1219673

Soil Chemical Properties as Affected by Six Crop Rotation Sequences and Four Residue Levels

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Hirzel, J., Undurraga, P., Leon, L., Vera, C., Matus, I. and Haefele, S. M. 2023. Soil Chemical Properties as Affected by Six Crop Rotation Sequences and Four Residue Levels. Communications in Soil Science and Plant Analysis. https://doi.org/10.1080/00103624.2023.2265435

A comprehensive study on diesel oil bioremediation under microcosm conditions using a combined microbiological, enzymatic, mass spectrometry, and metabarcoding approach

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Giovanella, P., Taketani, R. G., Gil-Solsona, R., Saldanha, L. L., Naranjo, S. B. E., Sancho, J. V., Portoles, T., Andreote, F. D., Rodriguez-Mozaz, S., Barcelo, D. and Sette, L. D. 2023. A comprehensive study on diesel oil bioremediation under microcosm conditions using a combined microbiological, enzymatic, mass spectrometry, and metabarcoding approach. Environmental Science and Pollution Research. 30, p. 101250–101266. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11356-023-29474-w

Soil structure has a greater effect on the rooting of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) than nitrogen fertilisation rate or genotype

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Mawodza, T., Zhou, H., Atkinson, B. S., Atkinson, J. A., Sturrock, C. J., Riche, A. B., Whalley, W. R., Hawkesford, M. J., Cooper, H. and Mooney, S. J. 2023. Soil structure has a greater effect on the rooting of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) than nitrogen fertilisation rate or genotype. Rhizosphere. 27, p. 100770. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.rhisph.2023.100770

Multi-experiment assessment of soil nitrous oxide emissions in sugarcane

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Galdos, M. V., Soares, J. R., Lourenco, K. S., Harris, P., Zeri, M., Cunha-Zeri, G., Vargas, V. P., Degaspari, I. A. M. and Cantarella, H. 2023. Multi-experiment assessment of soil nitrous oxide emissions in sugarcane. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems. 127, pp. 375-392. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10705-023-10321-w

Effectiveness of Agronomic Biofortification Strategy in Fighting against Hidden Hunger

A - Papers appearing in refereed journals
Teklu, D., Gashu, D., Joy, E., Amede, T. and Broadley, M. 2023. Effectiveness of Agronomic Biofortification Strategy in Fighting against Hidden Hunger. Agronomy. 13 (8), p. 2173. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy13082173