Robust protection of water resources in a changing climate
Dr D Werner
31 January 2019
This project is part of the ONE Planet DTP. Find out more here. https://research.ncl.ac.uk/one-planet/. Robust environmental fate prediction and risk assessment for agrochemicals plays a key role in assuring food security without polluting surface water resources.
Bioprospecting for plant growth promoting microbes
Dr T Mauchline, Dr I Clark
20 January 2019
Naturally occurring soil microbes resident in the root microbiome have been shown to benefit plants through increased macro and micro nutrient availability, hormonal growth modulation, abiotic stress relief as well as disease suppression.
Synthetic Resistance to Potato Blight
Prof R Van der Hoorn
Applications accepted all year round
The oomycete potato pathogen Phytophthora infestans has caused devastation during the Irish Potato Famine in the 1840s. P. infestans still causes major problems in the potato industry, and is mostly controlled using agrochemicals.