Harnessing new technologies for sustainable oat production and utilisation

Lead Research Organisation: Aberystwyth University
Department Name: IBERS

Abstract

Oats are a valuable break crop in cereal rotations, a lower input crop than wheat, perform well in marginal areas and are a high value feed that grows well in grassland based rotations. Nevertheless there is a need to improve key traits that will increase the production and utilisation of oats whilst also mitigating climate and environmental change via reduced agricultural inputs. Research also needs to anticipate changes in the market as consumers shift towards healthier diets of which oats are a key component. Discussions with end-user groups from the milling and livestock sectors, as well as processors, all key partners in this project, have identified the priority areas where genetic improvement can make quantifiable improvements to the oat crop. Various approaches to marker discovery have been tested and high density oat maps have been established however it has become clear that there is relatively little polymorphism in cultivated oats and therefore an urgent need to maximise the use of available polymorphism and be able to select precisely for novel polymorphisms from non-UK adapted germplasm if it is to be used effectively by plant breeders. This project will address these issues by developing and applying state-of-the-art genomic and metabolomic tools for targeted oat genetic improvement. The focus is on the understanding and manipulation of key traits that will enhance the value of oats in human health improvement, realise the potential of oats as a high value animal feed and develop new opportunities for using oats through advanced fractionation. In so doing it will also increase the environmental and economic sustainability of cereal based rotations and capitalise on the value of oats as a low input cereal. Powerful enabling technologies for the identification of specific genes and markers will drive the development of breeder -friendly tools accelerating the production of improved oat varieties that will be marketed by industrial partners. This is a multi-disciplinary project which combines modern phenotyping methodologies with the expertise of genomics researchers, oat breeders and end-users, which will also address long term breeding goals by developing experimental populations which are polymorphic for agronomically important traits but more amenable to mapping and forward genetic approaches than conventional agronomic lines. Involvement of the various end-users of oats (food, feed and industrial uses) in the evaluation of novel oat lines will facilitate the transfer of this research into oat breeding programmes and deliver oat varieties with the characteristics that industry requires and deliver environmental benefits to sustainable production systems.

Technical Summary

Oats are a significant crop in the UK, are well adapted to low input agriculture and are considered to have particular benefits for human health. Understanding the genetics of key agronomic traits in oats will allow precise and efficient breeding strategies to be developed, and will be of relevance to the development of other UK cereal resources. This project will exploit recent improvements in genomics technologies to establish detailed reference genome information for cultivated oats based on the closest diploid relatives, Avena strigosa and Avena atlantica. Next-generation sequencing will be used to identify parental EST polymorphisms, which in turn will be used to generate a high density map based on the characterised diploid mapping population. Forward genetic approaches will then be established following the creation of an A. atlantica parent BAC library. Candidate genes will be recovered and validated, and syntenic/functional correspondence examined in oat cultivars. Next-generation sequencing of developing grain will be used to improve marker coverage in the existing winter oat map, and more sophisticated hexaploid mapping resources based on MAGIC populations will be established. Breeder friendly tools to increase the precision of oat improvement will be developed and validated and the robustness of marker-trait associations will be tested in a range of environments. The project will translate information from diploid to cultivated species and will support work on specific agronomic traits being carried out in associated work packages. These focus on the understanding and manipulation of key traits that will enhance the value of oats in human health improvement, capitalise on the value of oats as a low input cereal, increase the environmental and economic sustainability of cereal based rotations, realise the potential of oats as a high value animal feed and develop new opportunities for using oats through advanced fractionation.

Planned Impact

As part of a large LINK project this work will have significant economic and environmental impact. Advanced germplasm identified through a combination of phenotypic and molecular analysis will be developed into potential new varieties which have the traits essential for appropriate end-users and which deliver environmental and economic benefits to sustainable farming systems. It will increase the competitiveness of the UK industry and will capitalise on the value of oats as a profitable component of sustainable arable production for human and livestock consumption and for industrial end uses. It will build on and exploit the successful OatLINK project which has demonstrated the added value that can be achieved from bringing together in one project the different components of the oat production chain and the various end-users of oats and oat products. Involvement of the entire oat production chain and participation of the various end-users of oats in the testing and evaluation of potential new varieties developed within the project provides a direct route for exploiting and benefiting from the results. Oats are recognised as a healthy human food and a key focus of this project is the development of oat varieties with improved grain composition particularly of those components which are of direct benefit to human health. Understanding the genetic basis of these traits will enable the precision breeding of tailor-made varieties for the healthy foods market which will have a positive and direct benefit for the health of the UK population. The impact of this project will therefore be significant to the primary producers as well as to the milling industry and food manufacturers. The arable sector will benefit through the development of new oat varieties that meet the needs of industry and the market. The milling industry will benefit by ensuring the commercial sustainability of the UK oat crop and from identifying novel uses for its waste product (hulls). The oat product industry will benefit from the ensured continued sustainability of the UK oat crop and the access to raw material with a broader spectrum of qualities (oil & beta-glucan content and composition etc) that will allow them to reduce waste in their process and diversify and expand products bases by using more appropriate oat varieties.There will be a significant impact on the UK livestock sector as the development of high oil/low lignin oats will provide feed compounders and farmers with a valuable ingredient that will be higher in energy than wheat and would be used in least cost formulated diets. There will be significant direct environmental benefits from this project which will be of public benefit. Oats are a relatively low input crop and incorporation of oats into cereal production systems will reduce the UK environmental footprint by reducing the resource use associated with the production and distribution of agricultural inputs and the burden associated with grain imports. Lower levels of applied nitrogen will also reduce the nitrogen leached from agricultural land into groundwater. Incorporation of high oil/low lignin oats into animal feed rations could will lead to a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, particularly methane, from livestock production and will make a significant contribution to reducing UK greenhouse gas emissions. Increased use of oats would also lower nutrient and pesticide use and reduce the use of plant growth regulators through the careful selection of varieties. There will also be benefits from a reduction in ammonia emissions and acidification potential, whilst retention of a greater proportion of excreted N in the manure would improve manurial value and reduce the need for use of synthetic fertilisers with higher carbon footprint.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description New approaches to the breeding and selection of winter and spring oats have been developed. the potential of new breeding material and suitability for the milling industry and as asource of high quality animal feed has been confirmed. Agronomy appropriate for these new oat varieties has been developed and validated in multi-site field trials across the UK identifying the effects of G x E.
Exploitation Route the key findings taken up by the oat industry and farmers as wellas providing useful knowledge to the food industry.

Value of oats as an animal feed for ruminants and monogastrics has been of value to these sectors
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment

URL http://www.quoats.org
 
Description The oat milling industry and the animal feed sector were both industry partners on this project. They have both benefited by the knowledge gained on the suitability of oat varieties with different milling quality and feed value. Awareness of the importance of the traits within new varieties and the extent to which managment of the crops can influence the expression of these key traits has been valuable for their industry. Markers associated with genes identified in this project are now used to select improved varieties in oat breeding programmes in the UK and elsewhere. Understanding of the role of flowering time in adaptation has led to the development of tools to select varieties tailored to specific environments. These new varieties have now been grown in field trials for the first time with commercial partners. These varieties have the potential to improve the economic value of winter and spring oats, for example not requiring application of fungicides as well as delivering environmental benefits. Genomics resources developed in combination by the QUOATS LINK and Institute Strategic programme Grant provided the first detailed catalogue of Avena genes and their approximate map position in the diploid species Avena atlantica. A hexaploid Nested Association Mapping (NAM) population allowed translation of that data to the oat crop, while additional mapping, genotyping, phenotyping and RNAseq resources allowed development of pipelines to identify candidate genes for traits such as dwarfism and flowering time. The resources have been shared with collaborators, notably to aid in genomics programmes producing references for diploid and hexaploid oats in the UK and USA, and to produce the first exome capture design for oat in collaboration with AAFC, Canada. NAM data is being used to develop a new genotyping platform for commercial oat breeding (SeqSNP), while syntenic comparisons are being used to identify candidate domestication genes in collaboration with UP Lublin, Poland. Diversity studies initiated in the genomics programme have been expanded in a GCRF project to identify agronomically useful variation in landraces and wild material in collaboration with partners in Turkey, Kazakhstan, Morocco, Georgia, Cyprus and Armania. The combined collaborations are strengthening public good oat breeding efforts internationally, which have been further helped by holding international workshops sponsored by the BBSRC Other Partners award, and by hosting study visits from Turkish, Japanese and Polish colleagues (Newton and local funding).
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Education,Environment
Impact Types Economic

 
Description RB209 recomendations for use of nitrogen fertilizer
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Implementation circular/rapid advice/letter to e.g. Ministry of Health
Impact Results from this research were used as part of the review of RB209 that changed the official government advice to farmers on the application of nitrogen to winter oats
 
Description A4B Welsh Government
Amount £258,247 (GBP)
Organisation Welsh Assembly 
Department Welsh Government A4B programme
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2009 
End 08/2013
 
Description AHDB competitive funding
Amount £157,841 (GBP)
Funding ID 2200002 
Organisation Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2019
 
Description Agri-Tech Catalyst Round 2 - Industrial Research Award
Amount £1,872,072 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2015 
End 03/2018
 
Description Breeding forage and grain legumes to increase EU's and China's protein self-sufficiency
Amount € 7,787,192 (EUR)
Funding ID 727312 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2017 
End 08/2021
 
Description Development and application of novel dehulling technology and stabilisation technology to enhance the value of oats as a sustainable feed for ruminants and monogastrics
Amount £825,028 (GBP)
Funding ID 101827 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2014 
End 07/2017
 
Description Genetic improvement of pea to replace soyabean in the diets of poultry and monogastric livestock (PeaGen)
Amount £444,738 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/P017517/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2022
 
Description HGCA
Amount £45,000 (GBP)
Funding ID RD-2012-3774 
Organisation Home Grown Cereals Authority (HGCA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2017
 
Description Home Grown Cereals Authority
Amount £45,000 (GBP)
Organisation Agricultural and Horticulture Development Board 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2014 
End 03/2017
 
Description Home Grown Cereals Authority
Amount £157,841 (GBP)
Funding ID 220-0002 
Organisation Agricultural and Horticulture Development Board 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2019
 
Description Innovate UK/ Technology Strategy Board- Engineering Solution to enhance Agri-Food Production CRD
Amount £175,652 (GBP)
Funding ID 101827 
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2014 
End 06/2017
 
Description LINK
Amount £2,773,873 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/M000869/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2014 
End 08/2019
 
Description NRC-UKRI Pilot Programme. Prototyping Root System Architecture in Avena: Technologies for Environmental Sustainability and Food Security
Amount £133,000 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/S020926/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 10/2019
 
Description Natural Products Network
Amount £44,372 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 12/2015
 
Description Oat domestication - understanding the origin of a European cereal
Amount £548,386 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/S008195/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 07/2021
 
Description Optimising Nitrogen rates and timings and Sulphur in winter and spring oats for yield and milling quality
Amount £616,560 (GBP)
Funding ID 21140039 
Organisation Agricultural and Horticulture Development Board 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 05/2022
 
Description Pea Genetic Improvment Network
Amount £26,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2021
 
Description The influence of genotype, environment and management factors on yield development and grain filling in oats sown both in the autumn and the spring
Amount € 88,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 201722 
Organisation Teagasc 
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description Understanding milling efficiency in oats
Amount € 66,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 2017225 
Organisation Teagasc 
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2021
 
Description Avena Ancestors, Agriculture & AgriFood Canada project 
Organisation Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Department Ottawa Research and Development Centre
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Tim Langdon: Selection of representative Avena accessions, advice on Avena taxonomy, analysis of gene sequences and co-development of target gene assays, advice on pre-breeding strategies, comparative genome analysis with hexaploids.
Collaborator Contribution Nicholas Tinker: Project lead, coordination of all project units, managing budget, coordinating reports, leading or motivating publications, development of new methods for GBS analysis of diverse taxa, target gene assays, other genomic data analysis. Yong-Bi Fu: Selection of representative oat accessions, taxonomic and diversity analysis within and among accessions, co-development of new GBS methods. Axel Diederichsen: Selection of representative Avena accessions, advice on Avena taxonomy, providing and maintaining accessions, coordination of new data entries for GRIN database. Shea Miller: Leads collection of seed-related data, development of micromorphology assays, measurement, microscopy and micro-photometry of samples. George Fedak: Selection of representative Avena accessions, advice on Avena taxonomy, planting and managing parents for crossing blocks, interspecific crosses, cytogenetic observations and collection of seed and samples for analysis. Weikai Yan: Coordinating field tests at ECORC of RIL population and small observation plots for selected genebank accessions (e.g., for rust testing or larger scale seed production). Practical advice on development of pre-breeding strategies. Rick Jellen: Selection of representative Avena accessions, advice and interpretation of Avena taxonomy, microscopy and cytogenetic analysis of chromosomes in novel interspecific material. Yung-Fen Huang: NSERC Postdoctoral research fellow (currently in place, and half-funded by a molecular breeding project) will provide ½ FTE to the current project, has co-developed GBS in oat with Tinker and has valuable expertise required to complete the project. Will be responsible for detailed GBS analysis and development of GBS data-analysis pipelines for ongoing application of GBS in pre-breeding strategies.
Impact Publications in preparation
Start Year 2014
 
Description CORE 
Organisation Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Phenotyping, genomics and data analysis expertise
Collaborator Contribution multi-locational field trials and sequencing analysis
Impact doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0102 doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0103 PLOSone 8(3): e58068 BMC Genomics 10: 39
Start Year 2008
 
Description CORE 
Organisation Brigham Young University
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Phenotyping, genomics and data analysis expertise
Collaborator Contribution multi-locational field trials and sequencing analysis
Impact doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0102 doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0103 PLOSone 8(3): e58068 BMC Genomics 10: 39
Start Year 2008
 
Description CORE 
Organisation General Mills (UK) Ltd
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Phenotyping, genomics and data analysis expertise
Collaborator Contribution multi-locational field trials and sequencing analysis
Impact doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0102 doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0103 PLOSone 8(3): e58068 BMC Genomics 10: 39
Start Year 2008
 
Description CORE 
Organisation Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU)
Country Norway 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Phenotyping, genomics and data analysis expertise
Collaborator Contribution multi-locational field trials and sequencing analysis
Impact doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0102 doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0103 PLOSone 8(3): e58068 BMC Genomics 10: 39
Start Year 2008
 
Description CORE 
Organisation U.S. Department of Agriculture USDA
Country United States 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Phenotyping, genomics and data analysis expertise
Collaborator Contribution multi-locational field trials and sequencing analysis
Impact doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0102 doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0103 PLOSone 8(3): e58068 BMC Genomics 10: 39
Start Year 2008
 
Description CORE 
Organisation University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Phenotyping, genomics and data analysis expertise
Collaborator Contribution multi-locational field trials and sequencing analysis
Impact doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0102 doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0103 PLOSone 8(3): e58068 BMC Genomics 10: 39
Start Year 2008
 
Description CORE 
Organisation University of North Dakota
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Phenotyping, genomics and data analysis expertise
Collaborator Contribution multi-locational field trials and sequencing analysis
Impact doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0102 doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0103 PLOSone 8(3): e58068 BMC Genomics 10: 39
Start Year 2008
 
Description CORE 
Organisation University of Saskatchewan
Country Canada 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Phenotyping, genomics and data analysis expertise
Collaborator Contribution multi-locational field trials and sequencing analysis
Impact doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0102 doi: 10.3835/plantgenome2015.10.0103 PLOSone 8(3): e58068 BMC Genomics 10: 39
Start Year 2008
 
Description EU 
Organisation GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)
Department Scinovo
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research proposal initiation, planning and writing
Collaborator Contribution research proposal writing
Impact proposals submitted to FP7 and Horizon2020
Start Year 2012
 
Description EU 
Organisation Lantmännen
Country Sweden 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research proposal initiation, planning and writing
Collaborator Contribution research proposal writing
Impact proposals submitted to FP7 and Horizon2020
Start Year 2012
 
Description EU 
Organisation Plant Breeding and Acclimatization Institute
Country Poland 
Sector Learned Society 
PI Contribution Research proposal initiation, planning and writing
Collaborator Contribution research proposal writing
Impact proposals submitted to FP7 and Horizon2020
Start Year 2012
 
Description EU 
Organisation Saatzucht Edelhof
Country Austria 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Research proposal initiation, planning and writing
Collaborator Contribution research proposal writing
Impact proposals submitted to FP7 and Horizon2020
Start Year 2012
 
Description EU 
Organisation Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
Country European Union (EU) 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Research proposal initiation, planning and writing
Collaborator Contribution research proposal writing
Impact proposals submitted to FP7 and Horizon2020
Start Year 2012
 
Description EU 
Organisation Wiersum Plantbreeding
Country Netherlands 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Research proposal initiation, planning and writing
Collaborator Contribution research proposal writing
Impact proposals submitted to FP7 and Horizon2020
Start Year 2012
 
Description Mycotoxins 
Organisation Harper Adams University
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of precise genetic stocks and field trials/ detailed phenotyping of this material
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of mycotoxins and DNA of grain supplied plus data analysis
Impact This collaboration has resulted in funding for 2 PhD studentships from AHDB-HGCA
Start Year 2011
 
Description NSF award "ABR-PG sequencing the hexaploid oat genome using diploid references" 
Organisation University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics
Country United States 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Diploid oat genome sequences (zipper) - reference sequences for hexaploid assembly
Collaborator Contribution POPSEQ genome sequencing of hexaploid oats; PacBio and optival mapping; bioinformatics for genome assembly and annotation
Impact None so far
Start Year 2015
 
Description Oat genomics 
Organisation Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
Country Canada 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Shared data, expertise and knowledge
Collaborator Contribution Shared data, expertise and knowledge
Impact numerous publications as listed
Start Year 2008
 
Description Oat growth Modelling 
Organisation ADAS
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Field trials, detailed physiological phenotyping and grain quality analysis, data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Additional multi-locational field trials and data analysis
Impact A large Innovate UK Agri-tech catalyst grant has resulted from this collaboration
Start Year 2014
 
Description Oat growth Modelling 
Organisation James Hutton Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Field trials, detailed physiological phenotyping and grain quality analysis, data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Additional multi-locational field trials and data analysis
Impact A large Innovate UK Agri-tech catalyst grant has resulted from this collaboration
Start Year 2014
 
Description Oat growth Modelling 
Organisation National Institute of Agronomy and Botany (NIAB)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Field trials, detailed physiological phenotyping and grain quality analysis, data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Additional multi-locational field trials and data analysis
Impact A large Innovate UK Agri-tech catalyst grant has resulted from this collaboration
Start Year 2014
 
Description Oat growth Modelling 
Organisation PepsiCo
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Field trials, detailed physiological phenotyping and grain quality analysis, data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Additional multi-locational field trials and data analysis
Impact A large Innovate UK Agri-tech catalyst grant has resulted from this collaboration
Start Year 2014
 
Description Oat growth Modelling 
Organisation Ursula Agriculture Limited
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Field trials, detailed physiological phenotyping and grain quality analysis, data analysis
Collaborator Contribution Additional multi-locational field trials and data analysis
Impact A large Innovate UK Agri-tech catalyst grant has resulted from this collaboration
Start Year 2014
 
Description Potential of oats with enhanced grain composition to deliver human health benefits 
Organisation University of Rwanda
Country Rwanda 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Development of novel oat lines with different beta glucan content- they are being prepared for analysis by Swansea University
Collaborator Contribution They will be undertaking trials with volunteers eating the oat ( as a porridge) and monitoring the volunteers.
Impact None as yet
Start Year 2016
 
Description disease resistance 
Organisation University of Cordoba
Country Spain 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Hosted visits from scientists and provided genetic materials and genotyping facilities
Collaborator Contribution data analysis
Impact A number of papers have resulted along with European funding applications. Montilla-Bascón, G, Rispail, N, Sánchez-Martín, J, Rubiales, D, Mur, LAJ, Langdon, T, Howarth, CJ, Prats, E (2015) Genome-wide association study for crown rust and powdery mildew resistance in an oat collection of commercial varieties and landraces. Frontiers in Plant Science doi. 10.3389/fpls.2015.00103 Montilla-Bascón, G, Sánchez-Martín, J, Rispail, N, Rubiales, D, Mur, LAJ, Langdon, T, Griffiths, I, Howarth, CJ, Prats E. (2013) Molecular diversity among Spanish oat varieties and landraces Plant Mol Biol Rep DOi 10.1007/s11105-013-0598-8
Start Year 2010
 
Title A naked winter oat variety added to the UK Recommended List 
Description The naked winter oat Beacon was added to the UK Recommended List in 2014. 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2014
Licensed Yes
Impact A high quality naked oat variety with good feed value, licensed through agreement with commercial partners.
 
Title A new husked winter oat variety added to the UK Recommended List 
Description New winter oat variety Rhapsody was added to the UK Recommended list having been developed through work within the project 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2014
Licensed Yes
Impact High yielding variety that has been evaluated in collaboration with the UK milling industry.
 
Title A new spring husked oat added to the UK Recommended List 
Description The spring husked oat variety Conway was added to the UK Recommended List. 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2014
Licensed Yes
Impact Good grain quality and resistance to mildew, it has been marketed through links with commercial partners.
 
Title Husked spring oat variety Spurtle 
Description Added to AHDB National List 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed Yes
Impact excellent yield and grain quality for milling industry
 
Title Naked spring oat variety Madison 
Description Successfully added to AHDB National List 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2017
Licensed Yes
Impact enhanced yield and quality
 
Title New winter oat variety Coracle 
Description High yield and good grain quality milling oat added to National List 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2015
Licensed Yes
Impact high yield and excellent grain quality
 
Title New winter oat variety Penrose 
Description New high yielding oat variety successfully added to National List 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2017
Licensed Yes
Impact Variety incorporated into extensive trials with commercial partners
 
Title New winter oat variety Puffin 
Description New winter oat variety added to National List 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2018
Licensed Yes
Impact New high yielding oat variety
 
Title Peleton 
Description naked winter oat variety added to UK recommended list 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed Yes
Impact new naked oat with enhanced yield
 
Title Winter oat Galloway 
Description husked winter oat variety added to UK recommended list 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2017
Licensed Commercial In Confidence
Impact Novel variety with enhanced husk lignin digestibility
 
Title plant variety- Griffin 
Description husked winter oat variety Griffin added to UK recommended list 
IP Reference  
Protection Protection not required
Year Protection Granted 2016
Licensed Yes
Impact enhanced grain yield and quality
 
Description (2015) Just Oats: Breeding in the 21st century Cereals 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Marshall, A.H., Griffiths, I.M, Cowan, A.A., Langdon, T Howarth, C. J., (2015) Just Oats: Breeding in the 21st century Cereals 2015, Boothby Graffoe, Lincs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description 3rd July 2018 - Discussions at Marshfield Bakery on potential of oats: follow up from Graze visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact 3rd July 2018 - Discussions at Marshfield Bakery on potential of oats: follow up from Graze visit
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description AAB conference on crop genetics and improvement 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Paper presented by C. Howarth on " Marker assisted selection for disease resistance and grain quality in oats"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description ADAS Open day (Rosemaund) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation of oat varieties in field plots
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013
 
Description AHDB Dairy Research Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 200 delegates attended a meeting summarising the research of relevance to dairy farmers paid by their levy. The meeting organised by AHDB dairy included the outcomes of research. the work on feeding novel oat lines to dairy cows was included in the meeting.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description AHDB monitor farm visit, Pembrokeshire, by IBERS (IG/SC) June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact AHDB monitor farm visit, Pembrokeshire, by IBERS (IG/SC) June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Advanced food analysis - wageningen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at this meeting held in Wageningen, The netherlands
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description American Oat Workers Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited paper on The IBERS Diploid Avena Genomics Resource and its application to hexaploid oat breeding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description American Oat Workers Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited paper presented at American Oat Workers Conference: The IBERS Diploid Avena Genomics Resource and its application to hexaploid oat breeding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Article in Farmers Guardian 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Interview for an article published in Farmers Guardian "Genetic techniques will change varieties available by 2027" offering insights into the way in which research will shape the future of UK farming.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.fginsight.com/news/news/genetic-techniques-will-change-varieties-available-by-2027-21106
 
Description Attendance at Sutton Scotney open day where the new oat varieties were grown in filed plots. This project was part of the programme. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 135 visitors attended the event which provoked considerable interest and questions.

Questions arose regarding when the new avrieties would be available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description CIPY workshop, Wageningen 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Plant Research International (Wageningen UR) and the Consortium for Improving Plant Yield (CIPY) organised a two-day event on new applications and opportunities of combining multiple omics techniques in life sciences and recent advances in Next Generation Sequencing. Invited speaker.

Following discussions a joint application for ERA-CAPS funding was made with Wageningen colleagues.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Cereals 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Display and presentation (Just Oats: Breeding in the 21st century) at Cereals 2014 Duxford, Cambridgeshire
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Cereals 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation and display (Just Oats: Breeding in the 21st century) at an Industry event Boothby Graffoe, Lincs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Cereals 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Display and knowledge transfer at BBSRC and AHDB stands and detailed discussions with stakeholders
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Cereals 2017 OpiOat 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Promoted Opti-Oat project deliverables to growers, agronomists, policymakers and other interested parties
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Cereals 2018 - 12th-14th June 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Cereals 2018 - 12th-14th June, project represented by IBERS & Senova
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Cereals event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The project was part of a larger display and involved a number of visiors over 2 days, enquiring about the project and learning about the project outcomes. A key feature of the display has been an economic analysis of the value of the research in improving disease resistance in oats.

Farmers and plant breeders and agronomists asked about when the new oat varieties would be available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011,2012,2013,2015
 
Description Cereals in Practice event - July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Cereals in Practice event - July 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Conservation Agriculture workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact meeting between farmers and researchers discussing the use of heritage oat varieties and how varieties are developed and tested, recovery of genes unavailable in modern plant breeding by the use of landraces, the use of mixtures to provide more resilience to local environmental conditions and whether the recommended list system is fit for purpose, particularly for the needs of organic agriculture which all resulted in considerable discussion and plans for new research activities and funding proposals
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Croft open day NIAB TAG Darlington - 28th June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Croft open day NIAB TAG Darlington - 28th June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Discussions with ORC and Gaia Foundation on developing new oat project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS (CH) discussions with Charlotte Bickler (Organic research centre) and Katie Hastings (Gaia foundation) on developing a project to demonstrate new and old oat varieties on-farm within Wales
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description EU Mycotoxin Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation by Simon Edwards at the European Mycotoxin Forum BRussels
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description EUCARPIA-ITMI joint conference 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The topic of the conference was Cereals for Food, Feed and Fuel - Challenge for Global Improvement.
A wide range of cereal breeding research was covered by seven sessions:
Session I: Genetic resources
Session II: Grain yield
Session III: Abiotic stress resistance
Session IV: Biotic stress resistance
Session V: Quality for food and industrial use
Session VI: Mapping, cloning and beyond
Session VII: Future challenges and innovations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://meetings.ipk-gatersleben.de/EUCARPIA_ITMI_2014/
 
Description Eucarpia congress Zurich 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk on grain quality in oats
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Farmer discussion groups (May 2011) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion groups held by Organic Centre Wales (Pembrokeshire and Brecon) on 1. growing naked oats on farm and 2. role of cereals in the rotation. Focus of both talks was the value of oats and its potential for the organic farmer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Farmers weekly 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article for farmers weekly- "Growers urged to look at oats as a new crop".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Field demonstration 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact the aims and objectives of the QUOATS project was demonstrated at a field day held in conjunction with the james Hutton Institute. This event "Cereals into practice " was held in Scotland and is an important dissemination event for the work within the project. It also provided an opportunity to discuss the future projects including "InnovOat".
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Genetics Society Spring Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited paper at Genetics Society Spring Meeting, Roslin: Development and use of enhanced breeding tools for oats
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Grain producer visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation to Canadian organic grain producers viting IBERS- talk entitled "Oat breeding at IBERS"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Great British Bioscience Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Throughout 2014 BBSRC-funded researchers toured the UK with exciting and engaging exhibitions. This culminated in November 2014 when BBSRC researchers showcased the best of British bioscience at the Great British Bioscience Festival in London's Bethnal Green, attracting over 6,500 visitors.

The festival provided an excellent opportunity to showcase cutting-edge bioscience to the community of Bethnal Green and beyond, it generated support for bioscience and developed researchers' experience and confidence in public engagement.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/engagement/exhibitions/gb-bioscience-festival/
 
Description IBERS (CH) participation in Grain-genes Liaison Committee meeting, May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS (CH) participation in Grain-genes Liaison Committee meeting, May 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IBERS (CH) participation in mycotoxin meeting at Harper Adams 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS (CH) participation in mycotoxin meeting at Harper Adams, Feb 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description IBERS (CH) presentation to AHDB, March 2018, January 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS (CH) presentation to AHDB, March 2018, January 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019
 
Description IBERS (CH/SC/DL) presentation at Food & Drink Wales - Future Foods, 14th Jan 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact IBERS (CH/SC/DL) presentation at Food & Drink Wales - Future Foods, 14th Jan 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description IBERS (SC) presentation at Food & Drink Wales - Beer and Cider Special Interest Group meeting, 1st Nov 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact IBERS (SC) presentation at Food & Drink Wales - Beer and Cider Special Interest Group meeting, 1st Nov 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IBERS (SC) presentation to BOBMA AGM, May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact IBERS (SC) presentation to BOBMA AGM, May 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IBERS (SC) supply chain discussions, Northumberland, 30th March 2018. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Northumberland, 30 March 2018 IBERS (SC) supply chain discussions. At farm growing new IBERS oats varieties in bulk for pilot milling Frontier ( David Waite) farmer Connor Coglan producing varieties for Pepsico Quaker oats
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IBERS Presentation at American Oat Workers Conference - June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact IBERS Presentation at American Oat Workers Conference - June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IBERS meeting with ENEA in Rome 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS (T Langdon) meeting with ENEA in Rome - chromosome isolation and sequencing
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IBERS participation in EIT Health Workshop on Oat Innovation, Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS participation in EIT Health Workshop on Oat Innovation, Cardiff
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description IBERS participation in meeting with Crop Tailor, Lund 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS (T Langdon) participation in meeting in Lund with Crop Tailor - ScanOat (genomics, dihaploid)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IBERS participation in seminar/meeting at JKI, Gatersleben 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS (T Langdon) visit to Gatersleben - Exome capture & genetic resources workshop, meeting/seminar at JKI
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IBERS presentation at BEWS 2017, Antalya 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS (T Langdon) presentation at BEWS 2017, Antalya. Conference presentation, meeting with Turkish genebank management
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IBERS presentation at PantGen 2017, Almaty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS (T Langdon) presentation at PantGen 2017, Almaty - conference presentation, national botanic garden meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IBERS visit to Nicosia, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS (T Langdon) visit to Nicosia, 2017. Collection trip and meeting with ECPGR Avena Chair.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IBERS visit to Warsaw for meeting at Lublin University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS (T Langdon) visit to Warsaw for meeting at Lublin University - domestication, rust and NAM field trials
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description IBERS visits x 3 to Georgia and Armenia for meetings and collections 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact IBERS (T Langdon) visits to Tbilisi (Georgia) and Yerevan (Armenia) for meetings and collections, national botanic gardens
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Image Analysis workshop (Nottingham) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on "Grain shape analysis in Avena sativa L.)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Industry visit 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A presentation to the Waitrose primary Porducer Group and visit to field plots- the role and potential of oats in animal feed diets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description InnovOat demo at NIAB Croft Open Day - 29th June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact InnovOat demo and role/uses of oats at NIAB Croft Open Day, Darlington - 29th June 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description InnovOat featured at Cereals event - 13th-15th June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact InnovOat featured at Cereals event - 13th-15th June 2017. Included Just Oats and AHDB stands. Participation by IBERS, AHDB and ADAS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cerealsevent.co.uk
 
Description InnovOat project represented on IBERS stand at the Royal Welsh Show - July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact InnovOat project represented on IBERS stand at the Royal Welsh Show - July 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Innovate UK event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact invited to speak on optimising oat yield at Innovate UK event on Game changing technologies for agriculture in the bio-economy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Innovation farm Open Day July 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact presentation and field tour given to delegates at the NIAB Innovation farm open day. Plots of new oat varieties were on show.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description International Oat Conference (Beijing) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk given on " ganetic analysis of beta glucan content in oats" and "Variation in fatty acid composition within breeding lines of novel oat varities as potential ruminant feeds" and Comparitive physiology of oats, wheat and barley with particular emphasis on winter oat cultivars
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description International oat Confernce (Beijing) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Posters presented on " DEvelopment and use of naked oats in the United Kingdon", Comparison on nitrogen use efficiency in husked and naked oats" and "Why size matters: Grain shape analysis on Avena sativa L."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Invited paper at International Oats Conference, St Petersburg Use of disease resistance alleles in UK oat breeding 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussions held on world-wide project on crown rust resistance
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Invited talk at Rothamsted Research Plant Sciences Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited talk at Rothamsted Plant Sciences Research Day "Technology-driven plant breeding" (13/7/17) covering research areas, findings and future directions
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Involvement in ARGRAIN Open Day - June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Involvement in ARGRAIN Open Day - June 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description JHI attendance and poster presentation at Scottish Metabolomics Network Annual Meeting - 2nd-3rd Nov 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact JHI (Will Allwood) attendance and poster presentation of the oats nitrogen trial work at Scottish Metabolomics Network Annual Meeting - 2nd-3rd Nov 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://scottishmetabolomics.net/events/
 
Description Just Oats: Breeding in the 21st century Cereals 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Marshall, A.H., Griffiths, I.M, Cowan, A.A., Langdon, T Howarth, C. J., (2014) Just Oats: Breeding in the 21st century Cereals 2014 Duxford, Cambridgeshire
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description MONOGRAM meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact papers presented at the MONOGRAM meeting, "Development of markers associated with traits of agronomic importance in oats", C. Howarth and "Diversity in wild and domesticated Avena, T. Langdon.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Meeting with AHDB (Jan 2016) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussions with AHDB on promoting the research outcomes from BBSRC LINK and InnovateUK projects on oats.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Monitoring Meeting (AHDB) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact "Progress in oats" presentation at the AHDB-HGCA monitoring meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description MonoGram Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentations on 1) Harnessing new technologies for sustainable oat production and utilisation and 2) Nitrogen use efficiency in winter oats
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description MonoGram Meeting - Norwich 24th - 26th April 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MonoGram Meeting - Norwich 24th - 26th April 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.monogram.ac.uk/MgNW2018.php
 
Description Monogram 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Monogram Network consists of UK based researchers with an active interest in small grain cereal and grass (including the C4 energy grasses) research. Commercial scientists and plant breeders are active members and provide the link between Monogram science and commercial exploitation. Monogram includes both basic and more applied research and its members span disciplines including plant genetics, physiology, pathology, breeding, and bioinformatics. We also have extensive expertise in outreach activities and links with industry.
Invited speaker
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL http://www.monogram.ac.uk/MgNW2013.php
 
Description Mycored INternational Conference (Italy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation on "Global Mycotoxin Reduction Strategies" by Simon Edwards
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description NIAB participation in Genetic Analysis course - June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact NIAB (Greg Mellers) participation in Genetic Analysis course organised by WHEALBI (WUR) - June 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NIABTAG open day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Open day to farmers, agronomists and the grain trade
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description North America Oat Forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion meeting of oat researchers from the USA and Canada to discuss future priorities for research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NutriWales visit to IBERS for discussions on potential uses for oats in human health 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Chris Price-Jones, NutriWales, visit to IBERS for discussions on potential uses for oats in human health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Oat Global: Uniting the Oat World at OatGlobal.org 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Gusmini, G, Howarth, CJ, Tinker, NA, Okamuro, JK, Boroughs, B, Federizzi, L, Roskens, B, Zwer, P, Dyck, J (2015) Oat Global: Uniting the Oat World at OatGlobal.org Plant and Animal Genome XX111
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxiii/webprogram/Paper17362.html
 
Description Oat Research Meeting, Ottawa 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on "Oat population development and genomics at IBERS" given by C. Howarth and T. Langdon
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Oat production chain and rural development in Central Asia, workshop, Baku 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oat production chain and rural development in Central Asia, workshop, Baku
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Oats 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact International conference on current research and the future for oats organised and plenary paper presented
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Oats research featured at IBERS stand at Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, Builth Wells 24th-26th July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Oats research featured at IBERS stand at Royal Welsh Agricultural Show, Builth Wells 24th-26th July 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Oats work incoluded in Plant Breeding Workshop at IBERS - delegates from Morocco and Khazakhstan 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Oats work incoluded in Plant Breeding Workshop at IBERS - delegates from Morocco and Khazakhstan
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Organic Research centre Open day July, 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Organic Research Centre open day.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description PGR Secure and EUCARPIA International Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The PGR Secure consortium and the European Association for Research on Plant Breeding (EUCARPIA) convened a joint international conference on utilization and conservation of crop wild relative (CWR) and landrace (LR) diversity for crop improvement. The conference showcased novel characterization techniques and conservation strategies to identify and preserve CWR and LR traits to increase options for crop improvement as a means of underpinning food security in the face of climate change. It brought together the international community to debate the current status and future enhanced utilization of CWR and LR diversity for improving agricultural production, increasing food security and sustaining the environment. The conference was a landmark in PGR science, highlighting exotic plant germplasm as a potentially critical but neglected resource for crop improvement.
Invited speaker
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.pgrsecure.bham.ac.uk/conference
 
Description Participation at Royal WElsh Show 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Royal Welsh Show is the largest agricultural show in the Uk attracting more than 50,000 per day. This project featured on the IBERS stand and was visited by farmers, policy makers, researchers and public interested in the project and its outcomes.

General interest in the application of modern breeding technology to improved oat varieties.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012,2013,2014,2015
 
Description Participation in MonoGram event, Bristol - 4th-6th April 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participation in MonoGram event, Bristol - 4th-6th April 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.monogram.ac.uk/MgNW2017.php
 
Description Participation in the "Taste of Wales" event - 23rd March 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Participation in the "Taste of Wales" event - 23rd March 2017. Event linking academia/industry/supply chain.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Plant Breeding workshop, Kazakh National Agrarian University 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Two week workshop for MSc students from across Kazakhstan on plant breeding principles and methods. Students had a range of backgrounds and interests, all passed the final exam and expressed interest in the subject. Colllaborations with Kazakh scientists were also discussed and funding for research projects (Newton) was sought.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Plant and Animal Genome 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on "Oat Global: Uniting the Oat World at OatGlobal"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxiii/webprogram/Paper17362.html
 
Description Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The largest Ag-Genomics meeting in the world, PAG brings together over 3,000 leading genetic scientists and researchers in plant and animal research, and over 130 exhibits, 150 workshops, 1100 posters and over 1800 abstracts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxii/webprogram/Session2182.html
 
Description Plant and Animal Genome Conference, San Diego, 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact PAG brings together over 3,000 leading genetic scientists and researchers in plant and animal research, and over 130 exhibits, 150 workshops, 1100 posters and over 1800 abstracts.
Oat genomics work was presented at the Oats Workshop (also organiser).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2016
URL https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxiv/webprogram/Session3134.html
 
Description Plant and Animal Genome XX11 oats 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on Diploid Avena genomics resources and their application
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxii/webprogram/Paper12962.html
 
Description Plant and Animal Genome XX11 phenomics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on Automating Plant Phenotyping for Breeding and Research;
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxii/webprogram/Paper12549.html
 
Description Plant and Animal Genome XXI 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on Developing and Using Genetic and Genomic Resources in Pearl Millet for Enhanced Traits Dissection and Breeding
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
URL https://pag.confex.com/pag/xxi/webprogram/Paper6320.html
 
Description Plenary paper International Oats Conference St Petersburg 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussions held on joint funding opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Poster presented at the Scottish Metabolomics Network, Glasgow City College, Nov 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Poster presented at the Scottish Metabolomics Network, Glasgow City College: Application of metabolomics to study the effect of nitrogen elevation on winter oat metabolite composition and quality traits: J. William Allwood, Yun Xu, Raphaelle Palau, Catherine Howarth, Athole Marshall, Roy Goodacre, Derek Stewart
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Prentation to Organic producers Conference Jan 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Oat Services to the Organic producer Conference- "The trouble with oats..."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Presenation to National farmers Union visitors 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Delegates from the national farmers Union visited IBERS and received a presentation on research on improving the oat crop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Presentation by ADAS partner at ADAS High Mowthorpe Farming association meeting March 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation by ADAS partner at ADAS High Mowthorpe Farming association meeting March 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation by JHI to Scottish BioBased Industry Consortium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation by JHI (D Stewart) to Scottish BioBased Industry Consortium
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to Dalehead farmers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on developments in breeding oats for animal production systems
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation to Turkey Science and Production Conference March 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation given (by Cliff Nixey Poultry Xperience) on the value of oats in poultry diets
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Presentation to farmer group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation given to the EBLEX Progressive farmers Group- role of oats in animal feed diets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description Presentation to visitors from Grovenor Estates 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Representatives of Grosvenor Estates visited IBERS and received a presentation on the value of oats as a high quality animal feed citing data and output from the QUOATS project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Presentations at the European Oat Conference , Sweden 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact papers presented by project partners on 1. Progress in breeding oats as a high quality animal feed with environmental benefits
2. Harnessing new technologies for oat production and utilisation, 3. Extinction and evolution and 4. Fusarium mycotoxins in UK oat production.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Project represented at IBERS meeting with Portuguese FASTBREED Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Project represented at IBERS meeting with Portuguese FASTBREED Project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Project represented by JHI by participation in Food Matters Live 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Project represented by JHI (D Stewart) by participation in Food Matters Live
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.foodmatterslive.com/
 
Description Project visit to Hogarth Mills - June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Project visit to Hogarth Mills by Sandy Cowan, IBERS - June 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Radio interview by IBERS (CH) for Radio Wales Science Café programme 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Radio interview by IBERS (CH) for Radio Wales Science Café programme
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Radio interview on "Using phenomics with oats 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBC Radio Science cafe interview (catherine Howarth)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Radio interview on value of oats for human health 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A radio interview on "Good Morning Wales", talking about oats and the value of oats as a high quality and healthy food.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description SC Presentation on oats at "Cows on Tour" IBERS, 7th Feb 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SC Presentation on oats at "Cows on Tour" IBERS, 7th Feb 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.facebook.com/CowsonTour/
 
Description STAR Open day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact 85 farmers attended the event, with a member of staff attending alongside the NIAB/TAG staff. Interest was shown in the new oat varieties with wide ranging discussions on the value of improvinf disease resistance in oats and the project outcomes.

Interest was expressed as to when the new oat varieties would be available.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ScanOat meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Discussion of IBERS interaction with newly established Swedish ScanOat research centre, specifically genomics research and dihaploid production. ScanOat have expressed support for genomics research at IBERS (BBSRC RM application) and spin-out company Crop Tailor are seeking to collaborate with IBERS, Senova and Saaten Union/Nordsaat on further development of dihaploid production.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Stakeholder discussions on milling oats 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact IBERS (CH/SC/IG) discussions with range of stakeholders including ADAS, Richardsons, PepsiCo, Whites, Felin Ganol, Campden BRI, British Quinoa Company regarding milling oats
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Stakeholder engagement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A contribution at a meeting "Reinvigorating local grain economies- a workshop for growers, millers, bakers, malsters and brewers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description TEAGASC tillage conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact TEAGASC tillage conference involving discussion with farmers, researchers and other practioners
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Talk at French FSOV-funded project meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk describing novel progress in analysis methods entitled: "From SNP to GEBV: the use of marker and trait data in genomic prediction" (21/4/17) in Paris, France
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Transatlantic oat rust forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited speaker at Oat Rust Forum, Cornell November 2017 binging together researchers from Europe, Australian, USA and Canada
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Undergraduate Industrial lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Invited industrial lecture (12/12/18) on "Wheat genetics & breeding" at University of Essex (2nd Year undergrads) giving them context within their Food Security coursework
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by Graze to IBERS - options on oats - 21st June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit by Graze to IBERS - options on oats - 21st June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit by IBERS InnovOat team to Canadian oat breeders as part of Canadian Partnering Award - 7th-13th July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by IBERS InnovOat team to Canadian oat breeders as part of Canadian Partnering Award - 7th-13th July 2017. Developing links and discussing strategies and implementation of molecular techniques into breeding programmes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit of Agrii to NIAB 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit of Agrii to NIAB (20/7/17) to tour wheat pre-breeding plots and discuss potential collaborations taking material forward to commercialisation for specific end-uses.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit of Indian High Commission 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation to the Indian economics minister during visit to IBERS- "Oat breeding"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2010
 
Description Visit of KWS Biostatistics team 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to NIAB of KWS Biostatistics team (based in Germany) 4 visitors to discuss statistical progress and collaborative opportunities (24/1/18)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Visit of SRUC scientists to NIAB 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to NIAB Jos Houdijk and JR Adams from SRUC (Edinburgh) with discussion of plant breeding & animal feeding opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit of Welsh Government- Oat breeding at IBERS 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Representatives of the Welsh GOvernment visited IBER- a presentation was given on breeding of oats for end users, focusing on the value of the QUOATS project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Visit of working group from Government of Punjab (Pakistan) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Talk delivered to Government of Punjab (Pakistan) visitors (20) "Pre-breeding at NIAB" and glasshouse tour (7/12/17) including Q&A and discussion of collaborative opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Winter fair (Builth Wells) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact farmer factsheet and dissemination event on naked oats and poultry feed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description Workshop symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attendance at a workshop-" Consortium for improving plant yield (CIPY) Workshop and Symposium on NGS data analysis and multi-omics integration, held in Wageningen, Netherlands.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Wynstay discussion group Jan 2011 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Discussion group (Cliff Nixey leading) hosted by Wynstay farmers on the use of naked oats as an arable crop and in poultry diets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2011
 
Description presentation at Eucarpia conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation given on the project outcomes
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description presentation on the outcomes of the project to a Functional Food Conference held at UNiversity of bangor and then subsequently in cardiff. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The aim of the workshop was to provide an insight to the food industry on the outcomes of the QUOATS project and the value of oat grain composition in delivering healthy food.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014,2015
 
Description presentation to MAGIC meeting NIAB June 2013 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Catherine Howarth on MAGIC population development and application in oats
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description presentation to Scottish Association of Younf farmers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A presentation was given to the group, focusing on "The value of technology in agriculture". This included the oat project "Quoats" , considering how new breeding and phenotyping technologies were being applied.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description presentation to Stapledon fellows 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A group of Stapledon Fellows from several countries(NZ, Australia) visited IBERS and were given a presentation on oat breeding and the outcomes of the Quoats project, particularly in relation to the application of new approaches to plant breeding.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description project outcomes disseminated at Sutton Scotney OpenDay 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact More than 100 farmers and growers attended an open day at Sutton Scotney, hosted by NIAB/TAG. This included demonstrations of field plots including novel oat lines developed by the project. Interest in the outcome of the project was considerable with extensive discussions and questions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description project outcomes were presented at the oats2020 conference held in Birmingham in NOvermer 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact A presentation on the outcomes of this project was given at the osts2020 conference. This conference included partcipants from the UK and overseas representing the wjhole of the oat supply chain from research to industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description prsentation World Poultry Science Association April 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact prsentation to the World Poultry Science Assopciation (UK Branch) Spriong Conference on the role of oats as a high quality poultry feed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014