I am a Knowledge Exchange Fellow working within the N8 AgriFood programme. My research background is in both plant stress physiology and crop nutrient availability. Aspects of my work include how yield depression can sometimes occur with recommended rates of liming and the underlying physiological mechanisms behind this negative growth response in legume crops (peas and beans); and novel approaches to measuring crop phosphorus bioavailability. In my current role I work at the interface between research and end users to create new knowledge that delivers sustainable and resilient farming systems with a particular interest in legumes and soil nutrient management.
Key Research Themes:
Plant stress physiology, crop nutrient availability, soil pH management, legumes