Sally’s research background is in sustainable crop production and plant pest management. After working on the control of invertebrate crop pests in New Zealand for several years, she returned to on-farm research in the UK and extended her focus to include the crops themselves taking a whole-systems view and comparing performance under conventional, organic and agroforestry management approaches. Sally’s role within N8 AgriFood provides a great opportunity to use her experience of agriculture and working with different actors across the sector to engage with external stakeholders, co-producing ideas and multi-disciplinary projects with applications throughout the agrifood chain.
Key Research Themes:
Invertebrate pest management (slugs, insects, nematodes); Crop Production (organic, conventional, agroforestry); Plant stress (silicon and endophyte as plant defences)
AgResearch (New Zealand); INRA, ITAB, Gautier semences (France); AIAB, Arcoiris, Universities of Pisa & Perugia (Italy); Agricultural Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences; ESAC & ITQB (Portugal); ICARDA; DTU Risø (Denmark); John Innes Centre & Limagrain (UK); ICARDA (International); FDEA-ART & FiBL (Switzerland); Saatzucht Donau (Austria); IAS (Spain); Mekelle University (Ethiopia); TUM (Germany); Louis Bolk Institute (Netherlands);
Phone: 01904 32 8506