Optimising oat yield and quality to deliver sustainable production and economic impact (Opti-Oat)

Lead Research Organisation: Aberystwyth University
Department Name: IBERS

Abstract

The demand for high quality oats for food use has risen by over 23% since 2008 and is projected to increase further with forecast growth of 5% p.a. in the breakfast and healthy snack foods category. Increasing the sustainable production of healthy and nutritious food is a priority for the UK food sector. However, the percentage of home-grown oats has declined, primarily because returns on alternative break crops are higher. In large part this is because there is a significant yield gap of 3.6t/ha between average and the highest yields, indicating most growers do not have the appropriate agronomic information and guides to achieve optimal yields and quality to maximise returns. This project will provide UK oat producers with world-leading agronomic 'tools' to maximise grower returns and capitalise on the increasing demand for food grade oats. The ability to accurately phenotype crops during the season in field, and to link this with variation in final yield and quality in order to improve performance, has been a long term goal of the agricultural industry. The technology around Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), including the hardware software for image acquisition and processing, is rapidly emerging as a cost-effective platform for measuring in-field and genetic variation, yet commonly few users go beyond this step. In the context of the proposed work, this technology has the potential to transform oat crop production and provide a template that can be applied to other crops. A new multi-spectral camera system, developed by URSULA Agriculture and Aberystwyth University, delivers unparalleled resolution, coverage and optical clarity within a small UAS payload and will underpin this project. This project will build on these advances to develop bespoke software (image processing routines and object-based classification algorithms) specific to oats, which are necessary to translate the UAS imagery into meaningful crop data on growth and development. Critically, these algorithms will be calibrated against comprehensive measurements made on the ground. These innovative approaches, combined with novel high-throughput assessment of grain quality, will be applied to data from the monitoring of oat crop growth, development, yield formation and grain quality on small plots and commercially-grown fields of selected modern varieties spanning a wide range of environments and management systems. This unique dataset will allow the dissection of variety x environment x management interactions by using factorial regression models originally developed for barley. It will provide the background data for development of a process-based Oat Crop Model and lay the foundation for model-driven management decision support tools. Finally, this multi-year dataset will be mined to explain differential varietal sensitivities to explicit environmental and/or physiological variables associated with the trials to allow the construction of an Oat Growth Guide, similar to the widely adopted Wheat and Barley Growth Guides (HGCA, 2008 & 2005). This will give appropriate detail and an in-depth knowledge to the whole oat growth process and identify critical crop management points to maximise yield, quality and sustainability. Focused dissemination of these innovative tools will increase average yields by at least 1 t/ha (equivalent to a £15M uplift p.a. in output from the existing oat land base), contribute to sustainable intensification, reduce supply risk for millers, reduce imports, catalyse food product innovation and consumer access to healthy grains and stimulate milled product export.

Technical Summary

This project will provide UK oat producers with world leading agronomic 'tools' to maximise grower returns and capitalise on the increasing demand for food grade oats. The objectives are 1) Develop, integrate and validate algorithms for translating visual / spectral sensor data from Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into quantifiable crop parameters to enable growers to optimise management for yield and quality across fields; 2) develop an Oat Crop Model and associated decision support tools; 3) develop an Oat Growth Guide which will provide a reference to assess crops status against key development bench-marks. Focused dissemination of these innovative tools will increase average yields by at least 1t/ha, contribute to sustainable intensification, reduce supply risk for millers, reduce imports, catalyse product innovation and stimulate milled product export.

Planned Impact

The major beneficiaries of this research will be:
Commercial partners: URSULA Ag will benefit from a unique oat UAS platform that can be leveraged globally with PepsiCo growers. The development and testing of new hardware and software in this project will increase and improve products offered by URSULA Ag to the UK ag sector. PepsiCo through its ownerhsip of the Quaker and Scott's brands is well positioned to realise the benefits from this project: increased production will provide supply security while improved grain quality will increase mill performance, reduce waste, and catalyse product innovation, thereby increasing consumer access to this healthy grain. Furthermore, PepsiCo is a significant exporter of oat-based food products to European, Middle East and African nations. These markets are expected to increase, boosting export revenue to the UK from home-grown, value-added oat products. PepsiCo will disseminate all the tools through its grower network.
Consumer: Increasing awareness of the health benefits of oats, due to the beta-glucan content and compositional characteristics of the grain, is increasing consumer demand for oats and oat-based products. This occurs when the oat crop is increasingly challenged by competition from other cereals. Developing advanced tools to increase the yield and quality of oats grown in the UK will increase the financial return of growing oats and will help to ensure that the milling industry has a greater security of supply. The focus on grain quality and composition will also ensure that new varieties have the essential characteristics that secure the economic efficiency of oat mills. Focus on grain composition will also enhance the potential of using oats for different end-uses and drive food product innovation.

Arable sector: The project will deliver a significant economic and environmental benefit to the arable sector. Oats are recognised as a low input cereal crop that can be grown in arable rotations across the UK. It is an excellent break crop and therefore has a major role in sustainable arable rotations. Development of tools to enhance yield, increase yield stability and grain quality, which meet the needs of end-users and the oat value-chains, will improve the economics of growing the crop and its value to the arable sector. This will ensure that oats remain a competitive crop for arable production and that the benefit of growing oats in arable rotations is realised, helping to ensure the overall profitability of the farm operation. For many growers, this will be important to satisfy the the new crop diversification, or 'greening' criteria of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) known as the 'three crop rule." This project will deliver technologies to target inputs to optimal growth stages and crop status, including variable rate applications, for maximising on-farm yields and resulting in increased grower returns and reduced environmental impact. Even a conservative uplift in yield of 1t/ha after three years (for the consortium growers first then, following the exclusivity period, across the estimated 100,000 ha UK food oat production base) will increase grower returns by >£15M/yr at the farm gate (based on 100 kt @ £150/t). Technologies developed will also be transferable to non-cereal crops and other cereals such as wheat and barley.

Society: Direct benefit will be gained from ensuring the supply of oats, a nutritious wholegrain food with proven health benefits. Oat varieties with enhanced yield and quality will improve the economics of growing oats, enhancing cropping diversity and ensuring that this low input crop remains a part of sustainable arable rotations. Increased profitability of growing oats will accrue throughout the value chain from the farmer to the consumer. The future sustainability of UK agriculture is dependent on economic competitiveness, reducing environmental footprint and adapting to climate change.

Publications

10 25 50
 
Description This project aimed to provide UK oat producers with world leading agronomic 'tools' to maximise grower returns and capitalise on the increasing demand for food grade oats. Three seasons of field trials have been completed and extensive data analysis completed. This has led to the development of a growth model and benchmarks for oats developed. UAS calibrations developed.
The project has achieved its objectives to 1) Develop, integrate and validate algorithms for translating visual/spectral sensor data from Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) into quantifiable crop parameters to enable growers to optimise management for yield and quality across fields; 2) develop an Oat Crop Model and associated crop intelligence platform; 3) develop an Oat Growth Guide to provide a reference to assess crops status against key development bench-marks
Exploitation Route Used by agricultural industry to predict yield of arable crops and for grain trade to predict supply
Results from this project have been incorporated into the winter and spring oat breeding programme at Aberystwyth and new lines developed will be further tested prior to entering into independent national list trials.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Education,Environment,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology

URL https://www.envsys.co.uk/projects/pepsico-oat-growth-guide/
 
Description Results obtained are being used to develop decision support tools to improve yields and quality of oats on farm and by industry. Focused dissemination of these innovative tools is expected to increase average yields by at least 1t/ha and thereby contribute to sustainable intensification, reduce supply risk for millers, reduce imports, catalyse product innovation and stimulate milled product export. Findings have been used to generate additional research income to understand the economic response to nitrogen of oat grain yield and grain quality. The "Opti-Oat" project has used technology to analyze hundreds of crops, collecting over one million data points. This has resulted in the Oat Growth Guide, pegged as the "world's first" benchmark for creating the perfect oat and guidance on how to nurture it which is expected to improve yields by 5 to 10 percent - elevating the crop's sustainability factor. The development of the Oat Growth Guide using the gathered data enables growers to assess the progress of their crops against the benchmarks in the guide and modify their management practices to improve yields and efficiency, ensuring a more sustainable, high quality supply of oats for consumers. The data is also being used to develop a Crop Intelligence Platform which uses satellite imaging, field data and weather to make predictions of crop growth stage, status and yield in different zones within a field to allow even more precise management of the crop
First Year Of Impact 2019
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology
Impact Types Economic

 
Description BBSRC Responsive Mode: Origin of a European cereal (£540k) Tim Langdon
Amount £540,000 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 06/2021
 
Description Demonstration of oat production in diverse environments and management conditions
Amount £14,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2019 
End 09/2019
 
Description Farming Connect Innovation Project Grant: Demonstration of oat production in diverse environments and management conditions Howarth, Cowan, Griffiths, Moorby
Amount £14,000 (GBP)
Organisation Government of Wales 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 09/2019
 
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 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 Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 05/2022
 
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 
Sector Public
Country Ireland
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description Understanding milling efficiency in oats
Amount € 66,000 (EUR)
Funding ID 2017225 
Organisation Teagasc 
Sector Public
Country Ireland
Start 10/2018 
End 09/2021
 
Title Oat Growth Model 
Description Model of oat grain yield and quality 
Type Of Material Computer model/algorithm 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Will enable prediction of yield and quality of oats during growing season to determine supply as well as decision support tools. Commercial in confidence. 
 
Description Nitrogen Use Efficiency 
Organisation ADAS
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of precise genetic stocks using advanced genotyping technologies and their detailed phenomic characterisation
Collaborator Contribution Replicated field trials and physiological analysis of nitrogen use efficiency and lodging
Impact Advice to government on nitrogen fertilisation regimes
Start Year 2012
 
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 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 National Institute of Agronomy and Botany (NIAB)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
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 (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 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 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 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 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 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 (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 InnovOat poster displayed by ADAS at Rosemaund Open Day, 2019 
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 poster displayed by ADAS at Rosemaund Open Day, 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 JHI involvement in Scottish Metabolomics Network, Discover Point, Dundee Nov 2019 
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 JHI involvement in Scottish Metabolomics Network, Discover Point, Dundee Nov 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Magazine article 
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 Described how a better understanding of oat agronomy will lift yields
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.fwi.co.uk/arable/crop-management/how-a-better-understanding-of-oat-agronomy-will-lift-yi...
 
Description Magazine article 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Publicity article
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.newfoodmagazine.com/article/91999/will-farmers-be-the-next-great-data-scientists/
 
Description Magazine article 
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 The UK's first oat growth guide was launched at the Cereals event, with the aim of raising yields by 5-10% to meet the rising demand for milling oats.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.fwi.co.uk/events/cereals/cereals-2019-oat-guide-aims-to-raise-yields-by-10
 
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 Oat genomics consortium building workshop 
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 Meeting between UK, US, Canadian amongst others developing research approaches for oat genomics, disease resistance and root studies.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact OptiOat posters displayed alongside crop plots which sparked questions and discussions amongst farmers and growers attending
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Pan-oat consortium meeting 
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 A meeting was held in San Diego following the Oat Workshop at the 2020 PAG conference in January 2020 to establish a pan-genome sequencing consortium for oat. Several dozen conference attendees were present. Dr Martin Mascher outlined the existing consortium and invited additional participation. Discussions of strategy and funding followed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
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 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 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 Presentation at Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation entitled Assessing crop root system architecture for improved lodging resistance, nutrient efficiencies, and soil-borne disease resistance - opportunities and results to the Saskatchewan Cattlemen's Association Beef and Forage Research Forum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
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 for Cereals Live 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation produced for Cereals Live to replace the usual in-person event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVv-b9g7OwI
 
Description Presentation for on-line conference: TEAGASC National Tillage Conference 
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 Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of results of research to conference- several media articles have resulted from the talk along with detailed discussions with industry, both farmers and oat millers
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7wZ41fQdqE&t=1044s
 
Description Presentation to Conference ( Wales Real Food and Farming Conference) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact The Wales Real Food and Farming Conference is arranged by a team from a range of organizations in the food, farming and other sectors. All are passionate about developing and supporting sustainable, equitable and resilient farming and food systems. We believe that farming and food can be good for people, communities and the environment. This talk was part of a debate on the seed production and trialling systems and involved people from a wide range of sectors. Considerable discussion has resulted from this meeting along with further engagement activities with individual participants
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiI2Ryc8EEk
 
Description Presetation for Cereals Live 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation produced for Cereals Live to replace the usual in-person event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpwqpmlF-AY&t=4s
 
Description Project involvement in IBERS Centenary of Plant Breeding event 2/7/19 
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 Project involvement in IBERS Centenary of Plant Breeding event 2/7/19
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 team presence at Cereals Event 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 Project team presence at Cereals Event 2019 - Senova, IBERS, AHDB - 12th-13th June 2019, Boothby Graffoe, Lincs
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 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 Tour of IBERS oat fields 1/8/19 
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 Tour of IBERS oat fields 1/8/19 including visits to site at Gogerddan, Trawscoed and Pwllpeiran to show variety of oat growing environments and demonstrate the performance of different oat varieties.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Workshop 
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 Root phenotyping workshop as part of UK-Canada collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description YOuTube video 
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 Industry/Business
Results and Impact Video outlining oat crop development and harvesting and outcomes from research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIgnxPO_Y_A
 
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