Exploiting wheat response to blackgrass at small scale to predict tolerance in the field - a platform for plant breeders and agronomists

Lead Research Organisation: University of Cambridge
Department Name: Plant Sciences


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Description That farmers and the agrochemical industry are keenly interested in identifying the mechanism by which blackgrass limits crop production
Exploitation Route adoption of advice to improve crop yields
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment

Description working and liaising with crop breeders to understand the interactions between blackgrass and wheat in UK cropping systems
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment
Description BBSRC Impact Acceleration Account (RG96069)- Stephanie Swarbreck
Amount £11,525 (GBP)
Funding ID RG96069 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2018 
End 10/2018
Description Presentation by Stephanie Swarbreck at for Monogram 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation title:
'Defining optimal nitrogen use in wheat under a range of nitrogen levels'. The Monogram Network consists of UK based researchers with an active interest in small grain cereal and grass (including the C4 energy grasses) research. Commercial scientists and plant breeders are active members and provide the link between Monogram science and commercial exploitation. Monogram includes both basic and more applied research and its members span disciplines including plant genetics, physiology, pathology, breeding, and bioinformatics. We also have extensive expertise in outreach activities and links with industry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018