Roots for the Future - A systematic approach to root design [SUREROOT]

Lead Research Organisation: Aberystwyth University
Department Name: IBERS

Abstract

The increasing frequency of extreme climate events in the UK suggests the approach of the 'Perfect Storm' described by Beddington (2009). In 2012 an early season drought followed by extreme rainfall and flooding over extensive areas of the UK drove the need for the 'climate smart' agriculture that will be used here to address the dual challenges of climate change and food security. Over an 80h period in November 2012, more than 46 x 106L of rain fell on the North Wyke Farm Platform (NWFP), 90% of which was immediately lost as overland flow or in drainage. Droughts also challenge the sustainability of UK grasslands and occur increasingly in winter where the warmer temperatures now encountered encourage continued winter growth placing drought susceptible varieties at risk. UK grasslands occupy 65% of all available agricultural land and unlike most other crops comprise perennial species that provide crop yields over many years. The combination of their extensive land-cover and persistency provides grasslands opportunities for environmental service in addition to their traditional roles as high quality forage for livestock agriculture. This is achieved through selection of the appropriate varieties and when necessary their modification, and improved grassland management, with benefits likely to persist over years. Grasslands provide catchments for many UK rivers and act as regulators of water capture, its release, and quality dependent on their composition.

IBERS is widely recognised for innovative approaches to breeding grass and clover varieties. However, variety development has untill now neglected programmes to improve root design or the opportunities for improved root-soil interactions that will deliver improved soil structure, hydrology, nutrient use and reduce the compaction that compromises crop yields. A recent BBSRC study published in Nature Scientific Reports (involving the PI of this proposal) demonstrated the potential for a novel grass species hybrid to initiate significant root-soil interactions that would if reproduced at the field-scale generate significant benefits in terms of flood control (DOI:10.1038/srep01683). Equivalent results have been recorded in white clover. In the current project, the potential of both for flood control will be assessed at the field scale, independently and as mixtures. The project will use two new BBSRC-supported National Capabilities: the National Plant Phenomics Centre (NPPC) and the North Wyke Farm Platform (NWFP). The project will investigate at different scales from the individual plant genotype, to the plot, through to the crop the potential for environmental service that may be achieved through a modified root design or growth pattern. The results achieved from the NPCC and NWFP facilities will be validated by testing selected varieties on commercial farms in diverse locations and under alternative livestock management systems.

The proposal will use the latest BBSRC high-throughput phenomic and genomic technologies, with a suite of well characterised and relevant experimental populations together with molecular markers to engage in marker-assisted breeding for improved root designs in elite forage grass and clover varieties. Plant materials suitable for entry into National List trials will be developed within the time-course of the project. This proposal is being submitted through the BBSRC stand-alone LINK scheme. The project will benefit from the involvement of industrial partners that represent the various sectors of the UK grassland and livestock industry allowing for identification and review of key targets, and evaluation of the impact of the research, dissemination of the results within the grassland sector, and uptake and delivery of project outcomes.

Technical Summary

Climate-smart responses are required to mitigate effects of extreme weather events like flooding and these require precision technologies and their wide-spread adoption in order to achieve any significant success. Grasslands inhabit major land areas of the UK and are located appropriately in areas of high rainfall often acting as river catchments. We will employ 2 BBSRC National Capability Centres; IBERS National Plant Phenomics Centre and North Wyke Farm Platform. Precision phenotyping will provide plants of grass or clover having alternative root structure and ontogeny and these will be assessed for their impacts on soil structure. Where necessary, roots will be modified by inclusion of new genetic variants through plant hybridisation involving targeted gene introgression using a functional genetic marker-assisted breeding approach. Genotypes selected for their desirable root traits will be multiplied and populations and varieties tested at the plot and at the field scale. This will be undertaken at North Wyke where movements of water, nutrients and C will be monitored and assessments made in terms of benefits accrued through enhanced plant-soil interactions that limit flows of water and nutrients. To validate outcomes, real-farm assessments will be undertaken by industry partners in fields of grass and clover grown as monocultures or as mixtures, replicated over 8 Commercial Development farms distributed across the UK and using alterantive livestock management. Significant phenotype variation for root-based traits has been found and this will be extended further by hybridisation and gene transfers from related species. Their impacts on soils structure and hydrology will be measured and their genetic basis determined. From known QTL locations, relevant genetic sequences and SNPs will be identified that confer either deep rooting, water-use-efficiency, or root strength, and these will be transferred by MAS into elite varieties for entry and assessment in NL trials

Planned Impact

The major beneficiaries of this research will be:
Plant breeding community: The project rectifies previous ommissions where forage ryegrass and clover breeding has largely neglected selections for improved root design and never involved their interactions with soils and impacts on soil structure, porosity and hydrology. Pilot studies have shown significant phenotypic variation for root structure and ontogeny between varieties and this will be extended further in hybrids. Information on the genetic control of root architecture and ontogeny and genomically and phenomically characterised germplasm will be available for trait dissection and breeding. Development of high throughput cost-effective phenotyping techniques linked to development of functional gene markers will provide "breeders toolkits" for root strength, depth, drought resistance and water-use-efficiency and allow precise marker-assisted trait selection for root traits over generations in forage plant breeding programmes. Breeders of related crop species that share genome synteny with ryegrass and clover will benefit through opportunities to identify orthologous gene loci in their crops.

Livestock sector: This work will have a significant economic and environmental impact on livestock production. Advanced germplasm will be developed into potential new ryegrass and clover varieties that will have improved root traits and will deliver environmental benefits to sustainable livestock production systems without compromising on agronomic performance. Indeed improved and more stress-resilient root systems should enhance the efficiency of crop production and mitigate costly losses of essential soil resources. The outputs of this project, to modify the root traits of grasses and clovers and reduce the impacts of excessive water (flooding) or sub-optimal water supply (drought) on the key species employed in UK grassland systems, are targeted and relevant to the whole of the grassland sector safeguarding supplies of fodder to livestock at times of extreme weather events. Both droughts, floods, and their interactions with soils that cause soil compaction either by livestock or farm machinery reduce crop yields significantly and compromise on persistency e.g. a reduced yield of ryegrass of 1t DM/ha for every 50mm of soil-water-deficit. Reduced leaching and run-off of soil nutrients following heavy rainfall should decrease through improved soil hydrology and lower requirements for additions of suppementary fertiliser.

Society: Improving the potential of grassland systems to act as front-line defences against flooding is a key objective of this project. In the UK, the cost of dealing with flooding runs into billions of pounds, e.g. it has been estimated that the devastating floods of summer 2007 cost £3.2b (Environment Agency). Excessive run-off erodes top soils and soil organic matter, and depletes valuable nutrients (N and P), with negative impacts on water quality. Eutrophication of surface and ground-waters in England and Wales is estimated to cost £75-114m/y due to loss of amenity value, reduced biodiversity and increased costs of water treatment. The damage to agricultural soil in England and Wales, and water treatment for pollution, have been estimated at nearly £500 x 106y-1 (UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology 2006). The cost of damage to agricultural soil in England and Wales has been estimated as £264m/yr, and that of treating water contaminated with agricultural pollutants as £203 million a year (UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology 2006). Perennial ryegrass is the grass of choice in UK livestock agriculture and the most widely sown. Pilot studies have indicated that rainfall run-off measured over a perennial ryegrass sward may be reduced by 51% should an alternative grass variety with a root system that induced a better soil porosity be used in its place. Clover roots induce similar benefits and may further enhance soil hydrology.
 
Description The SUREROOT project has generated significant new knowledge with regards to our understanding of grasses with thicker, deeper rooting systems and clovers with rhizomatous stems (which are root-like stems that run underground to create new clover plants). These adaptations may be how these novel forages are able to provide greater resilience to environmental stressors (e.g. drought and/or flooding) and other factors (e.g. damage by farm machinery) affecting forage productivity and water run-off from agriculture. Sureroot has demonstrated at single plant, plot and a range of field- scale systems (through our collaboration with BBSRC-supported Farm Platform at North Wyke and industry partners) that using novel grass hybrids (between Lolium and Festuca species (Festuloliums)) and clovers can offer benefits over conventional cultivars.
There was a significant, positive relationship between root traits measured on a range of forage legume germplasm (material from which new plants can be grown) using two measurement systems: human-scanned 'root pipes' and machine-scanned 'perspex root columns' in the BBSRC National Capability, the National Plant Phenomics Centre (NPPC). This provided 'ground truthing' for the phenomics system, verifing this as a new research method. We successfully integrated root trait analysis into the white clover breeding programme by making measurements in the NPPC on a 'founder population' that is a constituent of the new recurrent breeding programme at IBERS, as one example of the new research resources the SUREROOT project has identified. Individual genotypes from this clover population have been selected to produce seed for establishing replicated field trials in the UK, Argentina and Uruguay. Conversely, results of an imposed drought showed the superior performance after re-watering of the hybrid, rhizomatous variety 'AberLasting' compared with control varieties. 'AberLasting' has subsequently been included as a top-cross component in the white clover programme at IBERS. Additionally, two genetic markers, shown to be linked to root depth or width, were identified using genetic mapping in ryegrasses. A screening system has been designed to identify plants with these markers for use in producing future ryegrass varieties.
The research showed higher forage productivity when these novel forages were grown as mixtures (i.e. grasses and clovers together) compared to pure swards. This has opened up important new research questions, such as 'Do mixtures of these novel grasses and clovers provide further improvements in terms of both forage yield and water infiltration for flood mitigation?
Noteworthy new networks and collaboration includes the network of commercial development farmers and industry partners on the project team supporting this BBSRC-LINK. With widespread satisfaction reported from the farmers involved in participatory research, this network is fundamental in corroborating the impact of this research. New collaborations have also been achieved at an International level, including partnerships in China.
The programmed of work has increased research capability generated from training delivered in specialist skills through the AHDB Dairy-supported PhD studentship. The summary of the outcomes from this research have been extensive, with widespread interest from media, industry, other stakeholders and academics, as clearly evidenced by 147 engagement activities and 30 publications to date.
Exploitation Route The findings (described in Macleod et al. (2013) Nature Scientific Reports DOI: 10.1038/srep01683 have led to the current BBSRC-LINK Programme SUREROOT and if these are successful will provide the UK with a novel option at flood mitigation combined with use of a valuable and resilient agricultural grasses and clovers. Further work has shown that some forages showed greater resilience to other stress factors, other than climatic effects, such as the impact of machinery damage during forage harvesting. This should be of benefit to the end-users, food producers, giving them the tools they need to develop resilient agri-food production systems.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment

URL http://www.sureroot.uk
 
Description Vast media and public interest both in the UK and elsewhere and research led to the current BBSRC-LINK Programme SUREROOT
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment
Impact Types Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description Funding from industry for ATM studentship at Aberystwyth University
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Miller Argent 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2014 
End 09/2015
 
Description Sêr Cymru National Research Network for Low Carbon Energy and the Environment (NRN-LCEE)
Amount £440,000 (GBP)
Organisation Higher Education Funding Council for Wales (HEFCW) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 12/2018
 
Description Grasses for phytoremediation and to combat climate change in China 
Organisation Shanxi University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Preparation of MoU for joint studies and workshop between Shanxi Universitry, China and IBERS on developing grasses for phytoremediation of industrially polluted land both in UK and China
Collaborator Contribution Coordinate and integrate grass breeding programmes at IBERS and the Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences
Impact Application for funding a joint workshop
Start Year 2014
 
Description "Comparing synthetic and natural grasslands for agricultural production and ecosystem service". Plenary speaker: European Grassland Federation 2014, Aberystwyth 7-11 September 2014. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Comparing synthetic and natural grasslands for agricultural production and ecosystem service
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.egf2014.org/
 
Description 6-monthly Grass Breeding Team meeting with Germinal Holdings and Rothamsted Research 9-10 Dec 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 6-monthly Grass Breeding Team meeting with Germinal Holdings and Rothamsted Research 9-10 Dec 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description AHDB Beef Enterprises in Arable Systems project open day, featuring SUREROOT - 23rd Sept 2016 
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 AHDB Beef Enterprises in Arable Systems project open day, featuring SUREROOT - 23rd Sept 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description AHDB Conference: Discover, Innovate and Grow at Kegworth, Derbyshire talk entitled " Developing new drought tolerant varieties - 2nd March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact AHDB Conference: Discover, Innovate and Grow at Kegworth, Derbyshire talk entitled " Developing new drought tolerant varieties - 2nd March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description AHDB Grass Research Day, featuring current R&D projects including SUREROOT - 29th June 2016 
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 AHDB Grass Research Day, featuring current R&D projects including SUREROOT - 29th June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://beefandlamb.ahdb.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/AHDB-grass-research-day-200716.pdf?utm_...
 
Description AHDB Grazing Club Case Study on SUREROOT - July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact AHDB Grazing Club Case Study on SUREROOT http://beefandlamb.ahdb.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Case-study-July-Sureroot-project-210715.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://beefandlamb.ahdb.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Case-study-July-Sureroot-project-210715...
 
Description AHDB Soil Health Workshop (series of on farm events held throughout England), featuring SUREROOT - 12th-15th Sept 2016 
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 AHDB Soil Health Workshop (series of on farm events held throughout England), featuring SUREROOT - 12th-15th Sept 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description AHDB presentation to Aberdeen Angus Youth Development Programme on grassland management, featuring SUREROOT - 24th Sept 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact AHDB presentation to Aberdeen Angus Youth Development Programme on grassland management, featuring SUREROOT - 24th Sept 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description AHDB presentation to Buttersham Shepards club evening meeting on grassland management (Update given on current projects, including SUREROOT) - 10th Jan 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact AHDB presentation to Buttersham Shepards club evening meeting on grassland management (Update given on current projects, including SUREROOT) - 10th Jan 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description AHDB update to National Trust on current grass and soil health R&D projects, including SUREROOT - 20th Oct 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact AHDB update to National Trust on current grass and soil health R&D projects, including SUREROOT - 20th Oct 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description AHDB visit to Allerton Project with update on AHDB projects including SUREROOT - 31st Jan 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 AHDB visit to Allerton Project with update on AHDB projects including SUREROOT - 31st Jan 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Article on BBSRC SUREROOT Project in NORGRASS magazine p52 Feb 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article on BBSRC SUREROOT Project in NORGRASS magazine p52 Feb 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBSRC SUREROOT Project article produced by HCC and circulated to supply chain via e-zine July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact BBSRC SUREROOT Project article produced by HCC and circulated to supply chain via e-zine July 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured at host/project farm as part of BGS Summer Tour Cornwall, 15th July 2015 
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 BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured at host/project farm as part of BGS Summer Tour Cornwall, 15th July 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.britishgrassland.com/page/summer-meeting-2015
 
Description BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in AHDB Beef & Lamb R&D Review (p14) Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in AHDB Beef & Lamb R&D Review (p14) Sept 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in Episode 3 of BBSRC-produced "Plant Power" online video series aimed at younger audiences 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in Episode 3 of BBSRC-produced "Plant Power" online video series aimed at younger audiences
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/food-security/2016/160202-n-could-plants-help-prevent-flooding/
 
Description BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in seminar and Q&A session (RRES & IBERS) at Grasslands South West, 7th May 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in seminar and Q&A session (RRES & IBERS) at Grasslands South West, 7th May 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBSRC SUREROOT Project pop-up banner on Germinal Holding's stand at Grasslands South West, Shepton Mallet, 7th May 2015 
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 BBSRC SUREROOT Project pop-up banner on Germinal Holding's stand at Grasslands South West, Shepton Mallet, 7th May 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBSRC SUREROOT Project poster produced by RRES for NIB Conference 15-16 June 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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact BBSRC SUREROOT Project poster produced by RRES for NIB Conference 15-16 June 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.nib.ac.uk/uk-national-institutes-of-bioscience-2015-conference/
 
Description BBSRC SUREROOT Project presentation to Germinal UK & Ireland visiting IBERS 
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 BBSRC SUREROOT Project presentation to Germinal UK & Ireland visiting IBERS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBSRC SUREROOT Project update by HM to AHDB Dairy/Llaeth farmer group 9th Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact BBSRC SUREROOT Project update by HM to AHDB Dairy/Llaeth farmer group 9th Sept 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BGS "Grass and Forage" article - summer 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact BGS "Grass and Forage" article - summer 2018, Edition 133, page 15. Focus on clovers in relation to the SUREROOT project, written by R. Collins and D. Lloyd, IBERS.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BQP Farmer Event, Norwich, SUREROOT Pop-up and leaflets displayed - 10th May 2018 
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 BQP Farmer Event, Norwich, SUREROOT Pop-up and leaflets displayed - 10th May 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description British Association of Seed Growers visit to IBERS (farmers) - 18th & 19th April 2016 
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 British Association of Seed Growers visit to IBERS (farmers) - 18th & 19th April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Debbie Allen attending EUCARPIA 2016 conference http://eucarpia2016.org/ with SUREROOT poster "Genetic Mapping of Root Traits in Lolium Perenne" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Debbie Allen attending EUCARPIA 2016 conference http://eucarpia2016.org/ with SUREROOT poster "Genetic Mapping of Root Traits in Lolium Perenne"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://eucarpia2016.org/
 
Description Designing deep rooting grasses to combat climate change 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Stimulated talks and subsequent contacts not only in the UK but also in Sweden and Denmark

Invited to present at a show in Sweden
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description European Grasslands Federation Conference, Cork - 17th to 21st June 2018 
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 EGF2018 attended by IBERS SUREROOT project team, with project posters. 17th-21st June 2018, Cork, Ireland
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.egf2018.com/
 
Description Exhibit on the North Wyke Farm Platform at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition 30th June - 6th July 2015 
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 Exhibit on the North Wyke Farm Platform at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition 30th June - 6th July 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://sse.royalsociety.org/2015/
 
Description Feature on BBSRC SUREROOT Project in HCC Publication "Getting the most from your soil" (p27) July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Feature on BBSRC SUREROOT Project in HCC Publication "Getting the most from your soil" July 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://hccmpw.org.uk/publications/farming_and_industry_development/grassland_management/
 
Description Feature on BBSRC SUREROOT Project in Mole Valley Farmers Newsletter (p18) April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Feature on BBSRC SUREROOT Project in Mole Valley Farmers Newsletter (p18) April 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.molevalleyfarmers.com/cms-webapp/userfiles/file/Mole%20Valley%20Farmers%20Newsletter/2015...
 
Description Germinal Farm Walk, Cheshire Grazing Society - 17th May 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Germinal Farm Walk, Cheshire Grazing Society - 17th May 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Germinal attendance highlighting projects at European Seed Trade Association Trade Fair, Rome - 10th-11th Oct 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 Germinal attendance highlighting projects at European Seed Trade Association Trade Fair, Rome - 10th-11th Oct 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.euroseeds.eu
 
Description Germinal presentation to CIEL R&D Group - 20th June 2018 
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 Germinal presentation to CIEL R&D Group - 20th June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Germinal representation at Beef EXPO - 25th May 2018 
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 Germinal representation at Beef EXPO - 25th May 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Germinal representation of project at International Seed Federation meetings - 3rd June 2018 
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 Germinal representation of project at International Seed Federation meetings - 3rd June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.worldseed.org/events/isf-world-seed-congress
 
Description Germinal representing project at BEEF Expo, Bakewell - 20th May 2016 
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 Germinal representing project at BEEF Expo, Bakewell - 20th May 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.nationalbeefassociation.com/beef-expo/
 
Description Germinal representing project at Dairy Tec Show - 7th Feb 2018 
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 Germinal representing project at Dairy Tec Show - 7th Feb 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Germinal representing project at Gelli Aur Open Day - 24th Aug 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Germinal representing project at Gelli Aur Open Day - 24th Aug 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Germinal representing project at Grasslands UK Show - 10th June 2018 
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 Germinal representing project at Grasslands UK Show - 10th June 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.bathandwest.com/grassland-uk
 
Description Germinal representing project at International Seed Federation Meeting - Uruguay Trade Fair to meet overseas distributors - 9th-14th May 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 Germinal representing project at International Seed Federation Meeting - Uruguay Trade Fair to meet overseas distributors - 9th-14th May 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.worldseed.org
 
Description Germinal representing project at National Sheep Association event, Malvern - 27th July 2016 
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 Germinal representing project at National Sheep Association event, Malvern - 27th July 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.nationalsheep.org.uk/nsa-sheep-event/
 
Description Germinal stand featuring SUREROOT at AgriScot Show, Scotland - 21st Nov 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 Germinal stand featuring SUREROOT at AgriScot Show, Scotland - 21st Nov 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Germinal stand featuring SUREROOT at the Dairy Tech Show, 6th Feb 2019 
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 Germinal stand featuring SUREROOT at the Dairy Tech Show, 6th Feb 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Germinal training course for Farm Advisors - w/c 12th Nov 2018, Scotland. Featured SUREROOT project. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Germinal training course for Farm Advisors - w/c 12th Nov 2018, Scotland. Featured SUREROOT project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Germinal training course for Farm Advisors - w/c 5th Nov 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Germinal training course for Farm Advisors - w/c 5th Nov 2018. Featured SUREROOT project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Germinal training course for Seed Growers, featuring SUREROOT, 5th 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 Germinal training course for Seed Growers, featuring SUREROOT, 5th Feb 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Germinal-hosted Semilais FITO (Spanish distributor) visit to IBERS - 14th-15th Nov 2016 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Germinal-hosted Semilais FITO (Spanish distributor) visit to IBERS - 14th-15th Nov 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Grass-soil interactions to combat floods and droughts 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? Yes
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Introduction to farmers of the concept of how choice of grass and clover together with the appropriate management system can mitigate some of the worst impacts of too little or too much rainfall

Too early to say
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description HM article on BBSRC SUREROOT Project in Waitrose "Farmlink" Magazine (p6) August 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact HM article on BBSRC SUREROOT Project in Waitrose "Farmlink" Magazine (p6) August 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description HM presentation on BBSRC SUREROOT Project to Wye Valley Grassland Society, Builth Wells, 21st Oct 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact HM presentation on BBSRC SUREROOT Project to Wye Valley Grassland Society, Builth Wells, 21st Oct 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description HM presentation on BBSRC SUREROOT Project to delegates at AHDB Dairy Research Day, Attleborough, 29th Oct 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact HM presentation on BBSRC SUREROOT Project to delegates at AHDB Dairy Research Day, Attleborough, 29th Oct 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Invited speaker - National Soil Symposium 24th November 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited speaker - National Soil Symposium 24th November 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.soilassociation.org/farmersgrowers/events/nationalsoilsymposium/2014symposium/agenda
 
Description Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Many press articles, TV and radio broadcasts announcing the launch of the SURERROT Programme: Highlights include:-Farmers Guardian; NFU Voice of British Farming; Western Morning News; Salisbury Journal; Daily Post; Sunday Times; Radio Berkshire "Anne Diamond Show"; ITV Wales News; BBC Radio 4 Farming Today; Radio Wales Jason Mohammed Programme; ITV Coast and the Country; BGS Grass and Forage Farmer; The Sun;

Very large interest in the project both in the UK and interrnationally
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in "The Furrow" (June 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in "The Furrow" (June 2014)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in Daily Post (North Wales) (27th February 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in Daily Post (North Wales) (27th February 2014)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in Darlington and Stockton Times (14th March 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in Darlington and Stockton Times (14th March 2014)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in Farmers Guardian (20th February 2014) 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in Farmers Guardian (20th February 2014)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in Grass and Forage Farmer (May 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in Grass and Forage Farmer (May 2014)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in NFU Voice of British Farming (24th February 2014) 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in NFU Voice of British Farming (24th February 2014)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in Salisbury Journal (26th February 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in Salisbury Journal (26th February 2014)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in The Sun newspaper (2nd March 2014) 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in The Sun newspaper (2nd March 2014)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in Waitrose publication (March 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in Waitrose publication (March 2014)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in Western Morning News (26th February 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in Western Morning News (26th February 2014)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in the Cambrian News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in the Cambrian News
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in the Sunday Times (2nd March 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in the Sunday Times (2nd March 2014)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Life & Environment/Bioscience Seminar Series at Bangor University: Developing climate-proof grasslands for agricultural production and for ecosystem service. - 26th Feb 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Life & Environment/Bioscience Seminar Series at Bangor University: Developing climate-proof grasslands for agricultural production and for ecosystem service. - 26th Feb 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MH Presentation on BBSRC SUREROOT Project to HCC R&D Advisory Group, Aberystwyth, 3rd June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MH Presentation on BBSRC SUREROOT Project to HCC R&D Advisory Group, Aberystwyth, 3rd June 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MH member of a Panel on Climate Change at RWS 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MH member of a Panel on Climate Change at RWS 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MH presentation on BBSRC SUREROOT Project to Shanxi Agricultural University, Shanxi, China, 24th Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MH presentation on BBSRC SUREROOT Project to Shanxi Agricultural University, Shanxi, China, 24th Sept 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Mention of BBSRC SUREROOT Project in EBLEX Spring 2015 Bulletin (March 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Mention of BBSRC SUREROOT Project in EBLEX Spring 2015 Bulletin (March 2015)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.eblex.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/BRP-Bulletin-spring-2015-190215.pdf
 
Description Mention of SUREROOT project and link to website in online article by Dr Felicity Crotty 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Article on soil health by Dr Felicity Crotty (former IBERS SUREROOT team) on Agricology website included mention of the SUREROOT project and link to the website. 27th July 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.agricology.co.uk/what-healthy-soil
 
Description Mike Humphreys interviewed about Festuloliums and SUREROOT project on Lithuanian TV 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Mike Humphreys interviewed about Festuloliums and SUREROOT project on Lithuanian TV
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Outreach for launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project - BBC News Science & Environment (27th April 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Outreach for launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project - BBC News Science & Environment (27th April 2014)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Outreach for launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project - ITV West News (6th March 2014) 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Outreach for launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project - ITV West News (6th March 2014)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Outreach for launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project - ITV: Coast and Country Programme (2nd May 2014) 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Outreach for launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project - ITV: Coast and Country Programme (2nd May 2014)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Outreach for launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project - ITV: Welsh News (30th April 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Outreach for launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project - ITV: Welsh News (30th April 2014)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Outreach for launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project - Radio 4: Farming Today (29th April 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Outreach for launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project - Radio 4: Farming Today (29th April 2014)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Outreach for launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project - Radio Berkshire: Ann Diamond Show (6th March 2014) 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Outreach for launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project - Radio Berkshire: Ann Diamond Show (6th March 2014)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Outreach for launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project - Radio Wales: Good Morning Wales (6th March 2014) 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Outreach for launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project - Radio Wales: Good Morning Wales (6th March 2014)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Outreach for launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project - Radio Wales: Jason Mohammed Programme (1st May 2014) 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Outreach for launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project - Radio Wales: Jason Mohammed Programme (1st May 2014)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Overview of BBSRC SUREROOT Project on BGS website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Overview of BBSRC SUREROOT Project on BGS website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.britishgrassland.com/page/sureroot-project
 
Description Platform presentation at the XIX International Botanical Congress, Shenzhen, China - July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Platform presentation at the XIX International Botanical Congress, Shenzhen, China - July 2017
Presentation by John Doonan (IBERS) including SUREROOT
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Poster at postgraduate Excellence With Impact poster presentation session - 14th April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster at postgraduate Excellence With Impact poster presentation session - 14th April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation about the BBSRC SUREROOT Project to Waitrose and Dalehead Foods South West lamb producers 14th January 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation about the BBSRC SUREROOT Project to Waitrose and Dalehead Foods South West lamb producers 14th January 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation about the BBSRC SUREROOT Project to Waitrose and Dalehead Foods Welsh lamb producers 8th January 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation about the BBSRC SUREROOT Project to Waitrose and Dalehead Foods Welsh lamb producers 8th January 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation by HM on BBSRC SUREROOT Project to AHDB Beef & Lamb Consultants R&D Workshop, Kenilworth, 15th Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation by HM on BBSRC SUREROOT Project to AHDB Beef & Lamb Consultants R&D Workshop, Kenilworth, 15th Sept 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation including SUREROOT given by HCC to Farming Connect Staff Hub Meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation including SUREROOT given by HCC to Farming Connect Staff Hub Meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Presentation on BBSRC SUREROOT Project at "Discover, Innovate & Grow" AHDB Dairy Research Seminar 1st-2nd March 2016, Kegworth, Derbyshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation on BBSRC SUREROOT Project at "Discover, Innovate & Grow" AHDB Dairy Research Seminar 1st-2nd March 2016, Kegworth, Derbyshire
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation on BBSRC SUREROOT Project to Yorkshire Farming & Wildlife Partnership farmer meeting, Skipton, 24th Feb 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation on BBSRC SUREROOT Project to Yorkshire Farming & Wildlife Partnership farmer meeting, Skipton, 24th Feb 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.farmingandwildlife.net/
 
Description Presentation on PhD study included in project at the 2016 Livestock PhD Seminar, Stoneleigh Park - 14th/15th November 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on PhD study included in project at the 2016 Livestock PhD Seminar, Stoneleigh Park - 14th/15th November 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation on the BBSRC SUREROOT Project to the Welsh Soils Discussion Group 12th December 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 6-monthly Grass Breeding Team meeting with Germinal Holdings and Rothamsted Research 9-10 Dec 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://soils.org.uk/welsh-soil-discussion-group
 
Description Press release by Germinal GB to coincide with publication of climate change report and the RWS 2016 
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 Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release by Germinal GB to coincide with publication of climate change report and the RWS 2016, entitled "Grass Roots Project targets solution to flooding"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.germinal.com/news/post/134/2016/07/grass-roots-project-targets-solution-to-flooding/
 
Description Press release issued by Aberystwyth University 19th February 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release issued by Aberystwyth University 19th February 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Project mention in AHDB Beef & Lamb article in Farmers Guardian 2nd Sept 
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 Project mention in AHDB Beef & Lamb article in Farmers Guardian 2nd Sept
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description RWAS Royal Welsh Show - BBSRC SUREROOT Project banner and mentions at panel breakfast 22nd July 2015 
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 RWAS Royal Welsh Show - BBSRC SUREROOT Project banner and mentions at panel breakfast 22nd July 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells - 23rd - 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 Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells - 23rd - 26th July 2018. SUREROOT grass/clover columns and project literature
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SUREROOT Article in Forager magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article on SUREROOT in Winter 2015/2016 edition of Forager, produced by Germinal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SUREROOT PhD Studentship project update added to AHDB website - Pasture Fed Livestock projects 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Update to Pasture Fed Livestock on AHDB projects - Nuwan PhD work overview content for AHDB website provided 23rd Feb
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SUREROOT Poster presentation at EGF2017 - 7th-10th May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SUREROOT Poster presentation by Prof Humphreys at EGF2017 - 7th-10th May 2017, Sardinia. Proceedings of the symposium will be downloadable from Nov 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.egf2017.org/
 
Description SUREROOT article in Farmers Guardian 1st April 2016 and online in FG Insight 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SUREROOT article in Farmers Guardian 1st April 2016 and online in FG Insight
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.fginsight.com/news/news/new-grasses-to-cope-with-changing-climatic-conditions-11196
 
Description SUREROOT article in Waitrose "Farmlink" newsletter, Issue no.52 - January 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SUREROOT article in Waitrose "Farmlink" newsletter, Issue no.52 - January 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SUREROOT banner on RRES stand at Livestock Event, NEC, Birmingham July 6th-7th 2016 
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 SUREROOT banner on RRES stand at Livestock Event, NEC, Birmingham July 6th-7th 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.livestockevent.co.uk/
 
Description SUREROOT covered in BGS review of 29th June 2016 AHDB Grassland Research Day in Autumn 2016 edition of "Grass & Forage Farmer" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SUREROOT covered in BGS review of 29th June 2016 AHDB Grassland Research Day in Autumn 2016 edition of "Grass & Forage Farmer"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SUREROOT feature in AHDB "Forage for Knowledge" newsletter - 20th July 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Feature by PhD student on SUREROOT in AHDB "Forage for Knowledge" newsletter, July 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.dairy.ahdb.org.uk/news/forage-for-knowledge-articles/2018/novel-grasses-to-help-combat-so...
 
Description SUREROOT featured as part of Farm Platform tour with Phil Murray at North Wyke for AHDB Consultants Training Day, 22nd June 2016 
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 SUREROOT featured as part of Farm Platform tour with Phil Murray at North Wyke for AHDB Consultants Training Day, 22nd June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SUREROOT featured at Germinal Conference, IBERS, 16th-17th Jan 2018 
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 SUREROOT featured at Germinal Conference, IBERS, 16th-17th Jan 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SUREROOT featured by Germinal at BASP meeting - 31st Jan 2018 
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 SUREROOT featured by Germinal at British Association of Seed Producers meeting - 31st Jan 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SUREROOT featured in AHDB Dairy publication: Research into Practice, published July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SUREROOT featured in AHDB Dairy publication: Research into Practice, published July 2016. Page 31 "SUREROOT: A novel approach to root design", including case study on participating farmer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://dairy.ahdb.org.uk/resources-library/research-development/health-welfare/ahdb-dairy-research-...
 
Description SUREROOT featured in BBSRC case study booklet produced for the 2016 Oxford Farming Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SUREROOT featured in BBSRC case study booklet produced for the 2016 Oxford Farming Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SUREROOT featured in Germinal training course to Grassland Consultants 
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 SUREROOT featured in Germinal training course to 50 Grassland Consultants - 6th-10th November
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SUREROOT featured in on-farm event at Glynllifon organised by HCC 
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 SUREROOT featured in on-farm event at Glynllifon organised by HCC in a presentation to students and farmers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SUREROOT featured in presentation by HCC to farmers at on-farm event at Bridgend College 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SUREROOT featured in presentation by HCC to farmers at on-farm event at Bridgend College
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SUREROOT featured on Germinal stand at AgriScot event - 15th Nov 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 SUREROOT featured on Germinal stand at AgriScot event - 15th Nov 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SUREROOT included in HCC R&D Project Portfolio display at HCC annual conference 
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 SUREROOT included in HCC R&D Project Portfolio display at HCC annual conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SUREROOT included in HCC R&D Project Portfolio display at RWAS Winter Fair 
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 SUREROOT included in HCC R&D Project Portfolio display at RWAS Winter Fair
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SUREROOT included in HCC R&D portfolio display at NSA Welsh Sheep 
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 SUREROOT included in HCC R&D portfolio display at NSA Welsh Sheep
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SUREROOT included in HCC R&D portfolio display at Royal Welsh Show 
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 SUREROOT included in HCC R&D portfolio display at Royal Welsh Show
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SUREROOT included in HCC presentation on HCC R&D Project Portfolio at HCC Stabiliser Beef Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SUREROOT included in HCC presentation on HCC R&D Project Portfolio at HCC Stabiliser Beef Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SUREROOT included in discussions at EFBS project open day 
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 EFBS project (Innovate UK) open event hosted by Dovecote Park, attended and presented at by IBERS - SUREROOT pop-up banner displayed and project featured in discussions on forages and soil health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SUREROOT included in presentation on HCC R&D projects portfolio at HCC on-farm event at Coleg Powys 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SUREROOT included in presentation on HCC R&D projects portfolio at HCC on-farm event at Coleg Powys
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SUREROOT included in seminar at the Huazhong Agricultural University in Wuhan, China - July 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact SUREROOT included in invited seminar delivered by John Doonan (IBERS) at the Huazhong Agricultural University in Wuhan, China - July 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SUREROOT included in talk by Rosemary Collins to 6th Form students at Llanfyllin School as part of Dolen Ffermio project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact SUREROOT included in talk by Rosemary Collins to 6th Form students at Llanfyllin School as part of Dolen Ffermio project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.dolenffermio.org.uk
 
Description SUREROOT infographic produced by BBSRC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SUREROOT infographic produced by BBSRC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SUREROOT plots and info at Grassland And Muck event 24th-25th May 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 SUREROOT plots and info at Grassland And Muck event 24th-25th May 2017, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire. Project heavily featured on IBERS stand and Germinal stand.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.grasslandevent.co.uk
 
Description SUREROOT pop-up banner displayed at Annual BQP Farmer Awards, Norwich - 17th Nov 2016 
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 SUREROOT pop-up banner displayed at Annual BQP Farmer Awards, Norwich City FC, approx 300 attendees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SUREROOT pop-up banner on the Germinal stand at ScotGrass 2016, 18th May, with Heather McCalman (IBERS) and Paul Billings (Germinal) 
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 SUREROOT pop-up banner on the Germinal stand at ScotGrass 2016, 18th May, with Heather McCalman (IBERS) and Paul Billings (Germinal)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.scotgrass.co.uk/
 
Description SUREROOT pop-up banner, display boards and presentations by Heather McCalman at AHDB Grass Research Day, NIAB, Headley Hall, 29th June 2016 
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 SUREROOT pop-up banner, display boards and presentations by Heather McCalman at AHDB Grass Research Day, NIAB, Headley Hall, 29th June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.britishgrassland.com/event/ahdb-niab-grass-research-day
 
Description SUREROOT presentation to HCC R&D Advisory Committee, 7th June 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation by Mike Humphreys on the SUREROOT project to the Hybu Cig Cymru R&D Advisory Board.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SUREROOT presentation to visiting group of NZ lamb producers to IBERS - 8th June 2016 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to IBERS of group of NZ lamb producers, hosted by Dalehead. Presentation of project by MH.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SUREROOT presented at HCC On-Farm 2016 event, Coleg Cambria Llysfasi, 17th May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SUREROOT presented at HCC On-Farm 2016 event, Coleg Cambria Llysfasi, 17th May 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SUREROOT represented at RWAS Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells, 24th-27th July 2017 
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 SUREROOT represented at RWAS Royal Welsh Show, Builth Wells, 24th-27th July 2017. Flyers produced and project staff on hand to discuss project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description SUREROOT represented by IBERS GDC at RWAS Winter Fair, Builth Wells - 28th-29th Nov 2016 
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 SUREROOT represented by IBERS GDC at RWAS Winter Fair, Builth Wells - 28th-29th Nov 2016.
GDC medley quiz with clover/festulolium root columns on display.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Technical Article by HM on SUREROOT for Farming Connect website, uploaded 16th May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Technical Article by HM on SUREROOT for Farming Connect website, uploaded 16th May 2016, entitled "Plant breeding for agriculture to tackle the challenges of climate change:
SUREROOT, a Novel Approach to Root Design.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://businesswales.gov.wales/farmingconnect/posts/plant-breeding-agriculture-tackle-challenges-cl...
 
Description Update on SUREROOT given by HCC at their R&D Advisory Committee meeting 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Update on SUREROOT given by HCC at their R&D Advisory Committee meeting
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Update on SUREROOT project progress presented to HCC R&D Advisory Committee 7th Dec 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Update on SUREROOT project progress presented to HCC R&D Advisory Committee 7th Dec 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 15 Fulbright students - 14th July 2016 
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 Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 15 Fulbright students - 14th July 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 15 Germinal seed merchants - 30th June 2016 
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 to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 15 Germinal seed merchants - 30th June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 15 members of Irish Farmer Discussion Group - 8th Sept 2016 
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 to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 15 members of Irish Farmer Discussion Group - 8th Sept 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 15 members of Montgomery YFC rural affairs committee - 23rd April 2016 
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 to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 15 members of Montgomery YFC rural affairs committee - 23rd April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 15 representatives from FUW - 1st Nov 2016 
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 to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 15 representatives from FUW - 1st Nov 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 18 Germinal seed growers - 16th March 2016 
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 to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 18 Germinal seed growers - 16th March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 25 Germinal seed growers & merchants training course - 1st Dec 2016 
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 to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 25 Germinal seed growers & merchants training course - 1st Dec 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 25 Germinal seed growers & merchants training course - 29th Nov 2016 
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 to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 25 Germinal seed growers & merchants training course - 29th Nov 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 3 representatives of Innovate UK - 7th Feb 2017 
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 Other audiences
Results and Impact Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 3 representatives of Innovate UK - 7th Feb 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 8 Nuffield scholars - 17th March 2016 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 8 Nuffield scholars - 17th March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 8 academics from Poland and Nanjing - 10th Jan 2017 
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 IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 8 academics from Poland and Nanjing - 10th Jan 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Welsh Grasslands Event, Four Crosses - 16th May 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 Pop-up, leaflets and HCC-organised seminar on SUREROOT by C. Marley at Welsh Grasslands event, Four Crosses, 16th May 2018
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018