Martin Broadley

NameMartin Broadley
Job titleScience Director - Sustainable Soils and Crops
Email addressmartin.broadley@rothamsted.ac.uk
DepartmentSustainable Soils and Crops
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3964-7226
OfficeHarpenden

Research outputs

Unravelling the impact of soil types on zinc, iron, and selenium concentrations in grains and straw of wheat/Amblyopyrum muticum and wheat/Triticum urartu doubled haploid lines

Guwela, V. F., Broadley, M., Hawkesford, M. J., Maliro, M. F. A., Bokosi, J., Banda, M., Grewal, S., Wilson, L. and King, J. 2024. Unravelling the impact of soil types on zinc, iron, and selenium concentrations in grains and straw of wheat/Amblyopyrum muticum and wheat/Triticum urartu doubled haploid lines. Frontiers in Agronomy. 6, p. 1305034. https://doi.org/10.3389/fagro.2024.1305034

Heat and salinity stress on the African eggplant F1 Djamba, a Kumba cultivar

David-Rogeat, N., Broadley, M. and Stavridou, E. 2024. Heat and salinity stress on the African eggplant F1 Djamba, a Kumba cultivar. Frontiers in Plant Science. 15, p. 1323665. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpls.2024.1323665

Urine Se concentration poorly predicts plasma Se concentration at sub-district scales in Zimbabwe, limiting its value as a biomarker of population Se status

Mutonhodza, B., Dembedza, M. P., Joy, E., Kangara, G., Njovo, H., Nyadzayo, T. K., Lark, R. M., Kalimbira, A. A., Bailey, E. H., Broadley, M., Matsungo, T. M. and Chopera, P. 2024. Urine Se concentration poorly predicts plasma Se concentration at sub-district scales in Zimbabwe, limiting its value as a biomarker of population Se status. Frontiers in Nutrition. p. 1288748. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2024.1288748

Drought and heatwave affected the African eggplant differently when present in combination than individually

David-Rogeat, N., Broadley, M. and Stavridou, E. 2024. Drought and heatwave affected the African eggplant differently when present in combination than individually. Environmental and Experimental Botany. 220, p. 105670. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envexpbot.2024.105670

Preventing and Controlling Zinc Deficiency Across the Life Course: A Call to Action

Lowe, N. M., Hall, A. G., Broadley, M., Foley, J., Boy, E. and Bhutta, Z. A. 2024. Preventing and Controlling Zinc Deficiency Across the Life Course: A Call to Action. Advances in Nutrition. 15 (3), p. 100181. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.advnut.2024.100181

Differences in the nutritional quality of improved finger millet genotypes in Ethiopia

Teklu, D., Gashu, D., Joy, E., Bailey, E. H., Wilson, L., Amede, T. and Broadley, M. 2024. Differences in the nutritional quality of improved finger millet genotypes in Ethiopia. Scientific Reports. 14, p. 460. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-023-48749-3

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

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

Linking soil adsorption-desorption characteristics with grain zinc concentrations and uptake by teff, wheat and maize in different landscape positions in Ethiopia

Kebede-Desta, M., Broadley, M., McGrath, S. P., Hernandez-Allica, J., Hassall, K. L., Gameda, S., Amede, T. and Haefele, S. M. 2023. Linking soil adsorption-desorption characteristics with grain zinc concentrations and uptake by teff, wheat and maize in different landscape positions in Ethiopia. Frontiers in Agronomy. 5, p. 1285880. https://doi.org/10.3389/fagro.2023.1285880

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

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

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

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

In Memoriam Philip John White (1960–2023)

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

Effectiveness of Agronomic Biofortification Strategy in Fighting against Hidden Hunger

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

Micronutrients and socio-demographic factors were major predictors of anaemia among the Ethiopian population

Belay, A., Joy, E., Lark, R. M., Ander, E. L., Young, S. D., Bailey, E. H., Broadley, M. and Gashu, D. 2023. Micronutrients and socio-demographic factors were major predictors of anaemia among the Ethiopian population. British Journal Of Nutrition. 130 (12), p. 2123–2135. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114523001472

Do agronomic approaches aligned to regenerative agriculture improve the micronutrient concentrations of edible portions of crops? A scoping review of evidence

Kangara, G., Joy, E. J. M., Lark, R. M., Redfern, S., Eilander, A. and Broadley, M. 2023. Do agronomic approaches aligned to regenerative agriculture improve the micronutrient concentrations of edible portions of crops? A scoping review of evidence. Frontiers in Nutrition. 10, p. 1078667. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2023.1078667

A pilot survey of selenium status and its geospatial variation among children and women in three rural districts of Zimbabwe

Mutonhodza, B., Chagumaira, C., Dembedza, M. P., Joy, E., Manzeke-Kangara, M. G., Njovo, H., Nyadzayo, T. K., Lark, R. M., Kalimbira, A. A., Bailey, E. H., Broadley, M. R., Matsungo, T. M. and Chopera, P. 2023. A pilot survey of selenium status and its geospatial variation among children and women in three rural districts of Zimbabwe. Frontiers in Nutrition. 10, p. 1235113. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2023.1235113

Genotypic Response of Finger Millet to Zinc and Iron Agronomic Biofortification, Location and Slope Position towards Yield

Teklu, D., Gashu, D., Joy, E., Lark, R. M., Bailey, E., Wilson, L., Amede, T. and Broadley, M. 2023. Genotypic Response of Finger Millet to Zinc and Iron Agronomic Biofortification, Location and Slope Position towards Yield. Agronomy. 13 (6), p. 1452. https://doi.org/10.3390/agronomy13061452

Impact of zinc and iron agronomic biofortification on grain mineral concentration of finger millet varieties as affected by location and slope

Teklu, D., Gashu, D., Joy, E., Lark, R. M., Bailey, E. H., Wilson, L., Amede, T. and Broadley, M. 2023. Impact of zinc and iron agronomic biofortification on grain mineral concentration of finger millet varieties as affected by location and slope. Frontiers in Nutrition. 10 (5 May), p. 1159833. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2023.1159833

Wheat and teff grain mineral micronutrient concentration and field data from GeoNutrition on-farm field experiments in Western Amhara region, Ethiopia

Manzeke-Kangara, M.G., Amede, T., Bailey, E.H., Wilson, L., Mossa, A.W., Tirfessa, D., Kebede-Desta, M., Gashaw-Asrat, T., Agegnehu, G., Sida, T.S., Desta, G., Amare, T., Alemayehu, B., Haefele, S. M., Lark, R. M., Broadley, M. and Gameda, S. 2023. Wheat and teff grain mineral micronutrient concentration and field data from GeoNutrition on-farm field experiments in Western Amhara region, Ethiopia. Rothamsted Research. https://doi.org/10.23637/rothamsted.98y40

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

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

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

Mutonhodza, B., Dembedza, M. P., Lark, R. M., Joy, E. J. M., Manzeke-Kangara, M. G., Njovo, H., Nyadzayo, T. K., Kalimbira, A. A., Bailey, E. H., Broadley, M., Matsungo, T. M. and Chopera, P. 2022. Anemia in children aged 6-59 months was significantly associated with maternal anemia status in rural Zimbabwe. Food Science and Nutrition. https://doi.org/10.1002/fsn3.3157

Agronomic biofortification increases grain zinc concentration of maize grown under contrasting soil types in Malawi

Botoman, L., Chimungu, J. G., Bailey, E. H., Munthali, M. W., Ander, E. L., Mossa, A., Young, S. D., Broadley, M., Lark, R. M. and Nalivata, P. C. 2022. Agronomic biofortification increases grain zinc concentration of maize grown under contrasting soil types in Malawi. Plant Direct. 6 (11), p. e458. https://doi.org/10.1002/pld3.458

Climate change challenges, plant science solutions

Eckardt, N., Ainsworth, E., Bahuguna, R., Broadley, M., Busch, W., Carpita, N., Castrillo, G., Chory, J., DeHaan, L., Duarte, C., Henry, A., Krishna Jagadish, S., Langdale, J., Leakey, A., Liao, J., Lu, K., McCann, M., McKay, J., Odeny, D., De Oliveira, E., Platten, J., Rabbi, I., Rim, E. Y., Ronald, P., Salt, D., Shigenaga, A., Wang. E., Wolfe, M. and Zhang, X. 2023. Climate change challenges, plant science solutions. The Plant Cell. 35 (1), pp. 24 - 66. https://doi.org/10.1093/plcell/koac303

Estimates of Dietary Mineral Micronutrient Supply from Staple Cereals in Ethiopia at a District Level

Abdu, A. O., Kumssa, D. B., Joy, E., Groote, H. D., Lark, R. M., Broadley, M. and Gashu, D. 2022. Estimates of Dietary Mineral Micronutrient Supply from Staple Cereals in Ethiopia at a District Level. Nutrients. 14 (17), p. 3469. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14173469

Cereal grain mineral micronutrient and soil chemistry data from GeoNutrition surveys in Ethiopia and Malawi

Kumssa, D. B., Mossa, A. W., Amede, T., Ander, E. L., Botoman, E. H. B., Chagumaira, C., Chimungu, J. G., Davies, K. G., Gameda, S., Haefele, S. M., Hailu, K., Joy, E. J. M., Lark, R. M., Ligowe, I. S., McGrath, S. P., Milne, A. E., Muleya, P., Munthal, M., Towett, E., Walsh, M. G., Wilson, L., D.Young, S., Haji, I. R., Broadley, M., Gashu, D. and Nalivata, P. C. 2022. Cereal grain mineral micronutrient and soil chemistry data from GeoNutrition surveys in Ethiopia and Malawi. Scientific Data. 9 (1), p. 443. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-022-01500-5

Linkages between soil, crop, livestock, and human selenium status in Sub-Saharan Africa: a scoping review.

Mutonhodza, B., Joy, E., Bailey, E., Lark, R. M., Kangara, G., Broadley, M., Matsungo, T. M. and Chopera, P. 2022. Linkages between soil, crop, livestock, and human selenium status in Sub-Saharan Africa: a scoping review. International Journal of Food Science and Technology. 57 (10), pp. 6336-6349. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijfs.15979

Sub-sampling a large physical soil archive for additional analyses to support spatial mapping; a pre-registered experiment in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia

Alemu, R., Gelaw, A. M., Gashu, D., Tafere, K., Mossa, A. W., Bailey, E. H., Masters, W. A., Broadley, M. and Lark, R. M. 2022. Sub-sampling a large physical soil archive for additional analyses to support spatial mapping; a pre-registered experiment in the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region (SNNPR) of Ethiopia. Geoderma. 424 (15 Oct), p. 116013. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.geoderma.2022.116013

Selenium Concentration in Cattle Serum and Fodder from Two Areas in Ethiopia with Contrasting Human Selenium Concentration

Hailu, K., Gashu, D., Joy, E., Alonso, S., Gizaw, S., Gameda, S., Ander, E. L., Bailey, E., Wilson, L., Lark, R. M., Kumssa, D. B. and Broadley, M. 2022. Selenium Concentration in Cattle Serum and Fodder from Two Areas in Ethiopia with Contrasting Human Selenium Concentration. Frontiers in Bioscience -Landmark. 27 (7), p. 200. https://doi.org/10.31083/j.fbl2707200

Limited Supply of Protein and Lysine Is Prevalent among the Poorest Households in Malawi and Exacerbated by Low Protein Quality

Muleya, M., Tang, K., Broadley, M., Salter, A. M. and Joy, E. 2022. Limited Supply of Protein and Lysine Is Prevalent among the Poorest Households in Malawi and Exacerbated by Low Protein Quality. Nutrients. 14 (12), p. 2430. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14122430

Interaction between sulfur and selenium in agronomic biofortification of cowpea plants under field conditions

Silva, V. M., Wilson, L., Young, S. D., Broadley, M., White, P. J. and Rodrigues, A. 2022. Interaction between sulfur and selenium in agronomic biofortification of cowpea plants under field conditions. Plant and Soil. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11104-022-05480-8

The Impact of Consuming Zinc-Biofortified Wheat Flour on Haematological Indices of Zinc and Iron Status in Adolescent Girls in Rural Pakistan: A Cluster-Randomised, Double-Blind, Controlled Effectiveness Trial

Gupta, S., Zaman, M., Fatima, S., Shahzad, B., Brazier, A. K. M., Moran, V. H., Broadley, M., Zia, M. H., Bailey, E. H., Wilson, L., Khan, I. M., Sinclair, J. K. and Lowe, N. M. 2022. The Impact of Consuming Zinc-Biofortified Wheat Flour on Haematological Indices of Zinc and Iron Status in Adolescent Girls in Rural Pakistan: A Cluster-Randomised, Double-Blind, Controlled Effectiveness Trial. Nutrients. 14 (8), p. 1657. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu14081657

Stakeholder interpretation of probabilistic representations of uncertainty in spatial information an example on the nutritional quality of staple

Chagumaira, C., Nalivata, P. C., Chimungu, J. G., Gashu, D., Broadley, M., Milne, A. E. and Lark, R. M. 2022. Stakeholder interpretation of probabilistic representations of uncertainty in spatial information an example on the nutritional quality of staple. International Journal Of Geographical Information Science. 36 (12), pp. 2446-2472. https://doi.org/10.1080/13658816.2021.2020278

Mineral micronutrient status and spatial distribution among the Ethiopian population

Belay, A., Gashu, D., Joy, E. J. M., Lark, R. M., Chagumaira, M. R. L., Zerfu, D., Ander, L. E., Young, S. D., Bailey, E. H. and Broadley, M. 2022. Mineral micronutrient status and spatial distribution among the Ethiopian population. British Journal Of Nutrition. 128 (11), pp. 2170-2180. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114522000319

Biofortified Maize Improves Selenium Status of Women and Children in a Rural Community in Malawi: Results of the Addressing Hidden Hunger With Agronomy Randomized Controlled Trial

Joy, E., Kalimbira, A. A., Sturgess, J., Banda, L., Chiutsi-Phiri, G., Manase, H., Gondwe, J., Ferguson, E. L., Kalumikiza, Z., Bailey, E. H., Young, S. D., Matandika, L., Mfutso-Bengo, J., Millar, K., Niksic, M., De La Revilla, L. S., Likoswe, B. H., Phuka, J. C., Phiri, F. P., Lark, R. M., Gashu, D., Langley-Evans, S. C., Ander, E. L., Lowe, N. M., Dangour, A. D., Nalivata, P. C., Broadley, M. and Allen, E. 2022. Biofortified Maize Improves Selenium Status of Women and Children in a Rural Community in Malawi: Results of the Addressing Hidden Hunger With Agronomy Randomized Controlled Trial. Frontiers in Nutrition. 8, p. 788096. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnut.2021.788096

Wheat value chains in Malawi: trends, gaps, challenges and opportunities

Guwela, V. F., Maliro, M. F. A, Joy, E. J. M., Tang, K., Bokosi, J., Hawkesford, M. J., Broadley, M. and King, J. 2021. Wheat value chains in Malawi: trends, gaps, challenges and opportunities. CABI Agriculture and Bioscience. 16 (046), pp. 1-16. https://doi.org/10.1079/PAVSNNR202116046

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