S2N - Soil to Nutrition - Work package 2 (WP2) - Adaptive management systems for improved efficiency and nutritional quality

Lead Research Organisation: Rothamsted Research
Department Name: Unlisted

Abstract

Sustainable intensification (SI) implies farms maintain or increase yields and quality while minimising inputs and the environmental footprint of agriculture whilst ensuring economic viability. The scientific underpinning of SI and related policy is evolving and therefore we need to provide support to farming using the most advanced evidence and knowledge. The principle innovative step in this work package (WP) is to develop new tools (metrics of sustainability) which accommodate the new knowledge taking into account the mechanistic constraints that underlie the trade-offs between productivity, efficiency and resilience of agricultural systems. The new metrics will be informed by indicators of soil health for enhanced efficiency of nutrient utilization (ENU) at the soil-plant-microbe interface and in collaboration with the ASSIST strategic programme on the function of non-crop biodiversity and soil abiotic stress. The work will focus on the means of achieving the mechanistic targets from WP1 by mapping those on to management targets that can be operationalised on-farm. The North Wyke Farm Platform (NWFP), Rothamsted Long Term Experiments (LTE) and Large Scale Rotation Experiments (LSRE) provide the unique capability to link nutrient stocks and flows at the plant scale (studied in WP1) to detailed measures of stocks and flows at the farm scale (losses, yield and quality) that will be studied in this WP. This analysis will convert a set of indicators that relate current best knowledge on mechanistic target states (developed in WP1) to 'fit-for-purpose' SI metrics that can be routinely measured on farms that do not benefit from the exhaustive instrumentation of the NWFP. The indicators represent a hypothesised relationship linking mechanisms to management that will be validated and further developed into metrics using existing experimental farm platforms (NWFP and LTE), the new LSRE, and the commercial farm networks established within the ASSIST programme.

Publications

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Title Press item: https://farming.co.uk/news/The-advent-of-green-cattle 
Description Press item: https://farming.co.uk/news/The-advent-of-green-cattle 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact National readership 
 
Title Press item: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37941196 
Description Press item: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37941196 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2018 
Impact National news item 
 
Description Results so far have shown that improved metrics of sustainability need to consider the long term and changeable nature of agricultural production. The balance between the nutrients used today, those conserved in the soil and those lost from the system, will determine the long-term performance of agricultural systems. Metrics that consider the nutritional value of products will allow a more accurate estimate of GHG emissions and an improved assessment of sustainability
Exploitation Route The data produced from this work will be available for use in models, for LCA and other mechanistic models.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment

 
Description Impact Prof. Michael Lee took part in the BBC New Hour Extra debate on the topic: 'Should we eat meat' on the 8/1/2018? A Press release was launched (https://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/news/advent-green-cattle) where a new method developed by a team from Rothamsted Research and the University of Bristol, shows how records of the environmental impact of each animal separately can be done before calculating the overall burden of a farm. Identifying "green" cattle within a herd - cattle that produce lower emissions per kilogram of liveweight gain - promises more sustainable farming. This approach produces more accurate estimates of GHG emissions compared to the usual total farm estimates approach. The Farming Today podcast: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09cvx6w (9/11/17) also demonstrated how to reduce livestock farming's carbon footprint by studying the emissions levels of individual animals. Also Prof. Tom Misselbrook was invited to participate in the Defra Clean Air Strategy consultation in London workshop, 18th June 2018. Dr. Taro Takahashi On BBC Farming Today (Nov 2017), with Professor Michael Lee & Graham McAuliffe (PhD student) discussed livestock emissions and their paper 'Distributions of emissions intensity for individual beef cattle reared on pasture-based production systems' by McAuliffe G.A., Takahashi T., Orr R.J., Harris P., Lee M.R.F. (2017) in Journal of Cleaner Production. The project team interacts with a group of farmers every 6 months to present findings and discuss coming up work. Below is a description of what we have found so far. Metrics of sustainability Existing data have been used to initiate the development and estimation of metrics of agricultural sustainability. Datasets from the Broadbalk and Park Grass Long Term Experiments (LTEs), the North Wyke Farm Platform (NWFP) and INIA La Estanzuela LTE (Uruguay) provided the information required to make a theoretical advancement of these metrics. To date, the vast majority of similar indices are designed for single-season assessments and therefore fail to acknowledge the long-term and dynamic nature of agricultural production. We have rectified this by proposing an alternative method of farming system evaluation, whereby a nutrient freshly introduced into the system, e.g. through fertiliser application, was categorised into one of the three possible fates: (1) instantaneously used for today's production (e.g. nitrogen content in grains); (2) reserved within the system for tomorrow's production (e.g. organic nitrogen retained in soil); and (3) lost without being used for production (e.g. nitrous oxide emitted). Here, the long-term performance of each system is measured by the dynamic path of the ratio between these three values, with the "tomorrow" value converging to zero as a system approaches its steady state. The results so far showed that in the continuous wheat system for example the nutrient usage rate was significantly higher when the fertilisation rate was low and this was always accompanied by a severe and continuous loss of the soil nitrogen stock. We have also started developing indices that take into account the nutritional value of food produced by each farming system. For this purpose, we have constructed a novel framework to incorporate nutritional value of products into sustainability research, first with life cycle assessment (LCA) and then with nutrient cycling. Results showed that relative emissions intensities associated with different systems are dramatically altered when the nutrient content of food was considered reiterating the importance of sustainability assessment based on a whole supply chain (soil to nutrition) approach. Livestock systems. On the NWFP continuous monitoring of animal performance and environmental parameters have been used to estimate nutrient and water budgets that will link to sustainability metrics. Measurements are conducted on 3 different pasture systems (or farmlets). During the grazing period, we have measured animal performance, losses of N, C and P to water and losses of N2O, CH4 and CO2 to the air. Soil parameters are also measured on a less continuous basis. During the winter period, animal performance and losses of CH4 are also assessed in the animal house. The LCA of the cattle system was carried out maximising the use of measured parameters. We have also placed sensors on the cattle and recorded their location using GPS in 3 campaigns. Spatial variability of a range of physical, biological and chemical factors including Bulk Density, moisture, N, C, P, a series of micronutrients (20) and of greenhouse gases have been measured on a sheep grazed field showing large variability and some dependencies between parameters. Soil aggregate stability has been assessed but preliminary data shows that significant differences between farmlets are not found. Gaseous emissions of N2O, CH4 and CO2 are measured using a range of techniques, including dynamic chambers, Eddy Covariance towers, boreal laser and Greenfeed systems. These cover emissions during the grazing season as well as the housing period. The results showed that, depending on the metrics used, significant differences are observed. For example, if using gCH4/kgLW the High Sugar Grass farmlet gives higher emissions, whereas when using gCH4/animal/day, no differences are observed. In collaboration with Swansea University, GPS sensors have been developed to put on cattle to track the cattle movement. Other sensors are recording body temperature to assess the physiological stress of the animals. We are collecting and genotyping the DNA of all the cattle entering NWFP and collecting hair samples to also assess stress. Manual sampling of water during winter storms was also carried out on the 3 farmlets in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 and analysis of NH4+, NO3-, PO4-3, SOC performed to fill gaps in nutrient budgets. A plot experiment was established in 2017, in which urine and dung were collected from the cattle on the 3 NWFP farmlets. These, inorganic fertiliser, as well as an artificial urine were applied to the respective farmlets and soils, emissions and nutrients in soil and herbage were measured for a period of 6 months. Urine samples were analysed for their chemistry in great detail, including the metabolomics of individual samples. The urine analysis showed that C/N was higher in White Clover mix and that steers had higher ratios than heifers. Other data are currently under analysis. Arable experiments; Two new experiments were established with the aim of becoming Long Term Experiments, the Large Scale Rotation Experiments (LSRE) at Harpenden and Brooms Barn. The LSRE will serve as a long-term resource for the integration of different environmental and crop science disciplines with large (24x24m) instrumented plots at two sites (Harpenden, Hertfordshire and Brooms Barn, Suffolk). The experiments were set up at Brooms Barn in autumn 2017 and at Harpenden in autumn 2018. Main treatments are three different rotations with increasing diversity of crops and ploughing vs. zero tillage. In addition, the main plots are split with only half receiving green compost. A suite of standard measurement protocols are made at each site to quantify baseline conditions and monitor the effect of the treatments: weed seedbank, soil chemistry, nutrient leaching, yield and nutrient content. In addition, all inputs and management operations are recorded. We also used an existing experiment evaluating the long-term effects of different organic amendments (farm yard manure, aerobic digest, compost, straw) on soils and grain yields of different cereals and rape seed. The experiment was established at Rothamsted in 2012 on the Fosters Field. Modelling The SPACSYS model is being used to estimate the gaps for nutrient budgets and quantify the balances of the macronutrients annually in different systems (arable and grass lands). Furthermore, more scenarios for field managemental practices will be set up and then the systems will be simulated for the budgets which would provide indicators/proxies for WP3 and metrics in this WP. An example output of model runs showed that the White Clover mix seems to sequester more C that the other two farmlets.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment
Impact Types Societal,Economic

 
Description Citation in UKRI Infrastructure Roadmap Initial analysis of infrastructure questionnaire responses and description of the landscape 2019
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
 
Description Citation in the UKRI Infrastructure Roadmap Progress Report 2019
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Citation in systematic reviews
 
Description Committee on Climate Change report - Land Use:Reducing Emissions and Preparing for Climate Change
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
 
Description Revised Guidelines for measuring Nitrous Oxide emissions from soils
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description Revision of emission factors for the greenhouse gas inventory in the UK
Geographic Reach Multiple continents/international 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
Impact The UK is an Annex I country for the reporting of greenhouse gas emissions to the United Framework Convention for Climate change. As such, the UK is committed to reducing its emissions according to International Agreements (for ex. the Kyoto protocol). The development of new Emission Factors for agriculture has a impact not only on the accounting of national emissions, but also on the application of mitigation strategies from the understanding on where the emissions come from, also to show compliance with the international demands for reduction.
 
Description 'Updating the Nitrous Oxide Chamber Methodology Guidelines - Development of good practice guidelines for the Global Research Alliance (GRA)' and 'Establishment of a Database and Inventory Refinement for Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions associated with Manur
Amount £21,100 (GBP)
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 03/2019
 
Description BBSRC Research Experience Placement
Amount £3,000 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2018 
End 07/2019
 
Description CIEL - Forage Harvester and Rumen boluses
Amount £495,000 (GBP)
Organisation Innovate UK 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2018 
 
Description CIEL Capital grant (New forage harvester and service support)
Amount £360,000 (GBP)
Organisation Centre for Innovation Excellence in Livestock 
Start 01/2017 
 
Description CIEL capital grant (E-boluses to monitor rumen pH, body temperature and redox potential to monitor rumen and animal health
Amount £45,000 (GBP)
Organisation Centre of Innovation Excellence in Livestock 
Start  
 
Description DEFRA Farm Advisory Network:Air Quality Advice Delivery
Amount £7,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 03/2019
 
Description Defra SCF0107 - Delivering the Agricultural Greenhouse Gas and Ammonia Inventories and Projections
Amount £1,400,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 09/2022
 
Description ERDF - Impact Lab:Developing Key performance Indicators (KPIs) of beef production systems
Amount £37,000 (GBP)
Organisation European Commission 
Department European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 09/2018 
End 08/2019
 
Description European Regional Development Fund
Amount £173,207 (GBP)
Organisation European Union 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 05/2018 
End 12/2019
 
Description European Regional Development Fund
Amount £1,500,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Impact Lab 
Organisation European Commission 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 04/2018 
End 03/2021
 
Description GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub
Amount £20,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S016791/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 11/2023
 
Description GCRF-IAA
Amount £10,000 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2017 
End 02/2017
 
Description Greenhouse Gas measurements using low cost Eddy Covariance systems
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Shell International Petroleum 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2018 
End 03/2021
 
Description Industry Strategic Alliance with Alltech
Amount € 380,000 (EUR)
Organisation Alltech 
Sector Private
Country Global
Start 01/2016 
End 12/2021
 
Description Interdisciplinary Research Hubs full call (invite only) - EPSRC
Amount £20,000,000 (GBP)
Funding ID EP/S016791/1 
Organisation Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 11/2023
 
Description Lawes and Gilbert PhD Studentship-Patricia Grau
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Organisation Rothamsted Research 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2017 
End 09/2021
 
Description Off the Starting Block
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Rothamsted Research 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2017 
End 03/2018
 
Description SARIC Translation: Grassland Management
Amount £202,312 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/R017387/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2018 
End 07/2020
 
Description STARS Centre for Doctoral Training-Harry Barrat
Amount £50,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/M009106/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 03/2021
 
Description Stapledon Memorial Trust Travel Fellowship
Amount £4,000 (GBP)
Organisation Stapledon Memorial Trust 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2018 
End 10/2019
 
Description Support for Re Flexible Talent Mobility Awards: Exchanges with Industry
Amount £7,000 (GBP)
Organisation Rothamsted Research 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 08/2019
 
Description The Donkey Sanctuary, Evaluating scientific methods and production practices for assessing nutritional and hygienic quality in haylage for equids
Amount £56,632 (GBP)
Organisation The Donkey Sanctuary 
Start 03/2019 
End 02/2020
 
Description UKSA International Partnership Programme (IPP): Colombian EcoProMIS
Amount £4,000,000 (GBP)
Organisation UK Space Agency 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2017 
End 12/2019
 
Title Developing of metrics of sustainability 
Description We have started developing the metrics of sustainability from agricultural systems. A database has been compiled that will be populated with detailed information from experimental farms in Uruguay and the UK. These metrics will be tested in commercial farms. 
Type Of Material Model of mechanisms or symptoms - mammalian in vivo 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact The developed metrics will be applicable to industry, particularly farms, fertiliser business and for policy. 
 
Title Method for analysing soil sugars 
Description method using HPLC has been developed to analyse sugars in soils 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact we are able to analyse sugar content in soil samples 
 
Title Method for ergosterol extraction from silage and soil 
Description We have developed a method using HPLC to extract ergosterol from silage and soil samples 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact we are able to extract ergosterol from soil and silage samples 
 
Title Carbon footprint models 
Description Graham MacAuliffe working on carbon footprint models that are generally carried out using average farm/regional/national statistics. This, however, does not give an indication of how the performance of individual animals affect greenhouse gas emissions. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Our paper (published in Cleaner Production) and subsequent data publication (published in Data-in-Brief) developed a novel method to account for these effects using the high resolution data collected at the North Wyke Farm Platform. We demonstrated that the performance of animals, in terms of liveweight gain or average daily gains, significantly affects a system's carbon footprint. The cause of this was largely determined with the finding that poorly performing animals' carbon footprints are exponentially rather than linearly larger than their better-performing counterparts. 
 
Title Database of nitrous oxide emissions from the application of livestock urine to soils in a lab incubation 
Description Several incubations were carried out where sheep urine was applied to soil under different conditions of temperature, soil moisture, N concentration and volume of urine, soil type. Data comprises Nitrous oxide, nitrogen gas, nitric oxide, carbon dioxide and methane emissions as well as soil N, C and microbiology 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This data is been used to inform a model that will comprise different parameters from this project, including field emissions, vegetation, soil physical and chemical parameters. Also included is urine composition and potential relationship to pasture consumed by livestock. The data is also been used in statistical analysis including multivariate and Taguchi. 
 
Title Farm Platform Data Portal 
Description The Farm Platform Data Portal contains core data for the Farm Platform and facilitates access to the data to both Rothamsted Research staff and the wider research community. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact This database allows open access to researchers to utilise the core data generated from the Farm Platform National Capability. The database was first released in 2016 and currently there are ~120 registered users of the data portal 
URL https://nwfp.rothamsted.ac.uk/
 
Title Field Surveys on the NWFP 
Description Collection of data from soil and herbage from the Farm Platform 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Field surveys have been very useful to study spatial variability of soil nutrients and pasture data available on request 
 
Title GWmodel R package 
Description GWmodel R package is a collection spatial statistical tools for exploring spatial heterogeneity. Continually developed since its release in 2013. 
Type Of Material Data analysis technique 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact "GWmodel" produced 66,200 Google hits. 
URL https://www.jstatsoft.org/article/view/v063i17
 
Title Large scale rotation experiment at Rothamsted 
Description Baseline data is being collated from the LSRE at Brooms Barn of soils and vegetation 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Measurements of soil parameters and plant are being collated in a database 
 
Title New emission factors for nitrous oxide and methane emissions from agriculture in the UK 
Description From a large programme of research, we have developed new emission factors for nitrous oxide emissions from soils and manure; methane emissions from livestock and manures. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The data has been included in the inventory of greenhouse gases from the UK to estimate emissions 
URL http://www.environmentdata.org/archive/ghgno:676
 
Title Nitrous oxide emissions from urine 
Description Collated literature on N2O emissions from urine and shared with Bangor University. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Meta analysis of this dataset is being carried out to investigate N2O emissions from urine deposition in grassland 
 
Title Soil spatial survey from lowland sheep 2016 
Description Soils and greenhouse gas measurements in a sheep grazed field were carried out to match measurements on the uplands sheep in Wales 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2017 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact This data will be useful for making correlations between soil and gas measurements. This will provide knowledge on whether proxies can be used to estimate emissions from soils. 
 
Description AfricaRice LTE's in Senegal 
Organisation Africa Rice Centre
Country Nigeria 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Analysis of soil and plant samples from the AfricRice LTE's in Senegal
Collaborator Contribution Analysis of soil and plant samples from the AfricRice LTE's in Senegal
Impact Looking to build upon this work to agree on a treatment change to address new research questions
Start Year 2018
 
Description Bristol University/Rothamsted Research Strategic Alliance 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Rothamsted Research participated in discussions to agree the subject areas for the PhD studentships in this alliance
Collaborator Contribution University of Bristol has participated in discussions to agree the subject areas for the PhD studentships in this alliance Set up the PhD programmes
Impact 4 PhD studentships have been advertised and currently being recruited to
Start Year 2018
 
Description Chinese National Scholarship - Mechanisms and management for improving the efficiency of phosphorus utilization in plant-soil system 
Organisation Xinjiang Agricultural University
PI Contribution We provided desk space, computer facilities and access to laboratories and field sites for carrying out field and laboratory work. We provided training and shared expertise in knowledge in the development of experiments.
Collaborator Contribution Dra Shaomin Zhang was sponsored by a Chinese Government Scholarship for a period of 1 year, during which he worked with and intergrated into our phosphorus Research Team, carrying out his own work, aligned with our current Institute Strategic Programme.
Impact Not applicable yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description Grazing behaviour and nutrients 
Organisation University of Bristol
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Developed a PhD studentship to fulfil this objective and a PhD student has been recruited and is now in second year
Collaborator Contribution Developed a PhD studentship to fulfil this objective and a PhD student has been recruited and is now in second year
Impact testing and deployment of cattle sensors that were developed by Swansea University
Start Year 2018
 
Description LCA of Dairy Fam Platform at INIA Uruguay 
Organisation INIA Uruguay
Country Uruguay 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Graham MacAuliffe is collating data from the dairy farm in Uruguay to do the LCA for this system
Collaborator Contribution providing the data to allow Graham to undertake the LCA
Impact this work will result in a publication ready in mid 2019
Start Year 2018
 
Description Livestock tracking on the North Wyke Farm Platform 
Organisation Swansea University
Department Department of Biosciences
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Our team has received training on the fabrication and deployment of the tracking sensors and will be working with the team in Swansea to put them in place, record data and analyse the results
Collaborator Contribution The team in Swansea has developed the sensors and provided training to our student and postdoc. They will visit North Wyke to put the sensors in place and help with deployment and data downloading, data analysis and interpretation.
Impact Nothing yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description Neogen and SRUC genotyping of the NWFP cattle 
Organisation Scotland's Rural College
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Rothamsted pay for the sampling
Collaborator Contribution They will analyse samples and will later help with developing a database currently 4000 samples to analyse
Impact none yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description Nitrous Oxide Guidelines for field measurements 
Organisation AgResearch
Country New Zealand 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Recruited a post doc to analyse existing data to develop 1 chapter of the guidelines for measuring emissions at the field scale
Collaborator Contribution The partners have regular Skype sessions to discuss progress of the guidelines
Impact information for recommendations on how to make measurements at the field scale is being collated for publication
Start Year 2018
 
Description Rothamsted International Fellowship 2018 
Organisation University of Cape Coast
PI Contribution We have hosted a Visiting Research Fellow, Dr Kwame Frimpong, from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana and collaborated on, and facilitated experimental work over the period of 1 year.
Collaborator Contribution The University of Cape Coast have given Dr Kwame Frimpong a 1 year sabbatical to participate in this fellowship.
Impact Still ongoing.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Rutherford Fellowship with Vincenza Cozzolino for 6 months 
Organisation University of Naples
Country Italy 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution I have provided experimental guidance and facilitated the carrying-out of research at Rothamsted. Rothamsted have provided facilities with which to carry out the research
Collaborator Contribution University of Naples have provided Vincenza Cozzolino with a 6 month sabbatical to undertake the fellowship.
Impact Not Multi-disciplinary - soil science
Start Year 2018
 
Description Silage Solutions 
Organisation Silage Soutions Ltd
Country Unknown 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Carrying out research contracted by silage solutions
Collaborator Contribution Funding of contracted research and providing consultancy advice
Impact Product has been licenced, papers are being developed and research is on-going
Start Year 2015
 
Description Soils to Nutrition-assessment of positive and negative welfare 
Organisation University of Bristol
Department School of Veterinary Science
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The Rothamsted team are developing protocols for monitoring behaviour in the barn and during grazing. We will also carry out the observations and data analysis from this work.
Collaborator Contribution The partners in Bristol Vet School will be contributing to the animal behaviour component of the project by helping to develop protocols and through visits, working with the PhD student and technicians.
Impact Nothing yet
Start Year 2017
 
Description Universidad de la Republica, Uruguay 2018 
Organisation ORT University Uruguay
PI Contribution Invitation extended to Diego Michelini to visit Rothamsted Research and travel arranged
Collaborator Contribution Visit by Diego Michelini to establish collaboration to investigate the effect of N and P soil levels on species diversity and changes in nutrient acquisition traits, in intensive and extensive grassland systems
Impact Currently discussing research plans
Start Year 2018
 
Title GWmodel R package 
Description A suite of spatial statistical modelling tools See https://www.jstatsoft.org/article/view/v063i17 
Type Of Technology Software 
Year Produced 2019 
Open Source License? Yes  
Impact 66200 Google hits 
URL https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=GWmodel
 
Description 11th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper Steps for selecting cattle for sustainability traits on pasture based systems in Auckland, New Zealand, February 12-16 by • Rivero M. J., G. A. McAuliffe, T. Takahashi, M. Elayadeth-Meethal, T. Misselbrook, M. Coffey, E. Wall, P. Harris & M. R. F. Lee
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description 17th International RAMIRAN Conference, Wexford, 4-6 September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: Carswell A, Sanchez-Rodriguez AR, Hunt J, Shaw R, Saunders K, Cotton J, Jones DL, Chadwick DR, Misselbrook T. Optimising digestate for reduced nitrogen losses and increased nitrogen use efficiency under a winter wheat crop.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description 27th Annual Conference of The International Environmetrics Society joint with GRASPA 2017 on Climate and Environment (24th-26th July, Bergamo, Italy) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Student poster presentation: Curceac S, Harris P, Atkinson PM, Milne A, Wu L (2017) Spatio-temporal statistical analysis of measured and simulated fine-resolution datasets generated from the North Wyke Farm Platform.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description AAB Conference on Sustainable Intensification 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact A presentation was given in Harpenden, 28-30 Novemberby T Takahashi at the AAB Conference on Sustainable Intensification entitled: Redefining sustainability: novel metrics to evaluate farming systems based on the dynamic flow of nutrients
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description AAB Conference on Sustainable Intensification, Harpenden, 28-30 November 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: • McAuliffe GA, Takahashi T, Orr RJ, Harris P, Richardson RI, Lee MRF (2017) Developing novel environmental metrics for beef production systems to account for differences in meat quality.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description AAB Conference on Sustainable Intensification, Harpenden, 28-30 November 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: • Cardenas L, Takahashi T, Harris P, Mead A, Lee MRF (2017) Redefining sustainability: novel metrics to evaluate farming systems based on the dynamic flow of nutrients
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description AAB Conference on Sustainable Intensification, Harpenden, 28-30 November 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Loick, N., Dunn, R., Griffith, B., Cardenas, L. (2017) Using CO2 and N2O emissions as indicators of nutrient cycling and environmental impacts of different farm managements on the Farm Platform
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description AAB Conference on Sustainable Intensification, Harpenden, 28-30 November 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: Charteris, A., Loick, N., Marsden, K., Chadwick, D., Mead, A., Cardenas. L. (2017) Using factorial laboratory incubation experiments to develop simple indicators of greenhouse gas fluxe
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description AHDB Consultation: Unlocking the potential of Farm data 
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 Dr. Andrew Cooke attended an AHDB consultation into the use and sharing of farm data. This small focus group including professionals from within industry and public bodies. The focus was to identify the bottlenecks of farm data and to work with AHDB in developing solutions to how farm data can be better utilised for the good of the entire industry and supply chain
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture Newton Fund Award - Nutrient Use Efficiency and Sustainability Metrics for Ruminant Livestock Production Systems in Brazil and UK 
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 This workshop developed strong links with fellow agricultural researchers at Embrapa Southeast Livestock, Sao Paolo, Brazil. It ultimately resulted in them joining the 'Global Farm Platform' Initiative and exchanges of PhD students are currently being planned.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC Breakfast Interview 2019 
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 Taro Takahashi interviewed by and appeared in BBC Breakfast (4 January 2019) on unintended consequences of veganism
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BBC Farming Today Radio Programme 
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 On BBC Farming Today (Nov 2017), Professor Michael Lee & Graham McAuliffe (PhD student) discussed livestock emissions and their paper 'Distributions of emissions intensity for individual beef cattle reared on pasture-based production systems' by McAuliffe G.A., Takahashi T., Orr R.J., Harris P., Lee M.R.F. (2017) in Journal of Cleaner Production
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description BBC Newshour Extra debate 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Prof. Michael Lee took part in BBC Newshour Extra debate (aired on the 8th January on the topic of 'Should we eat meat')
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBC Radio 4 live debate on Meat in our diet 
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 Took part in a Radio debate live on Radio 4 on the role of meat in our diet for planetary and human health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BBSRC Innovation HUB - Oxford Farming Conference 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Taro Takahashi exhibited the latest NWFP research for BBSRC Innovation Hub at Oxford Farming Conference on 4 January 2019; visitors to the booth included HRH Princess Royal, Sir Mark Walport and Professor Melanie Welham
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description BBSRC International Partnering Award Workshop with INIA, Uruguay. 2-4th December 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This was a workshop to share research ideas and develop collaborations between INIA and Rothamsted Research as part of the BBSRC Partnering Award between the two Institutes.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BSAS Presentation 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper Temporal change of fatty acid profiles in three pasture systems over two grazing seasons at Croke Park, Dublin 9-11 April 2018 by MCAULIFFE G., TAKAHASHI T., WHITE S., HALLETT K., LEE M.R.F.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BSAS Presentation 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper Spatial variation in baled silage quality and faecal origin microbes in Croke Park, Dublin 9-11 April, by MCFADZEAN J., DAVIES D.R., HODGSON C.J., VAN DER GIEZEN M., LEE M.R.F., DUNGAIT J.A.J
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BSAS Presentation 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper Impact of a reseeded sward replacing a permanent pasture on milk yield, milk components and sward productivity in the first year of establishment in Croke Park, Dublin, 9-11 April, by RIVERO M.J., COUMBE J., WILSON B., EVANS J. LEE M.R.F.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BSAS Presentation 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper Effects of farm-scale grasslands management strategies on nutritional quality of pasture-reared beef in Croke Park, Dublin, 9-11th April, by MCAULIFFE G., TAKAHASHI T., WHITE S., HALLETT K., LEE M.R.F.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description BSSS conference Soils and Sustainable Development Goals 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Haefele, S.M. Presented at the BSSS conference Soils and Sustainable Development Goals on Dry spectroscopic analysis of soil and crop material for high-throughput GeoPhenomics - linking crop fertiliser uptake to soil properties - 4-5 September 2018, Lancaster University, UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CAAS, Beijing Workshop - 'Data Analysis and Future Collaborations for Soil Carbon Sequestration and Sustainable Agriculture based on Long-term Field Experiments' (15-16 October 2017) 
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 Dr Tom Misselbrook presented Soil to Nutrition work on development of metrics and indicators. Dr Lianhai Wu presented SPACSYS. Ongoing collaborations with Long Term Experiments network in China being developed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description CIEL R&D 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 As part of our membership of CIEL (Agri Tech Centre) we hosted their R&D day for industry members at North Wyke and presented outputs from the research undertaken on site.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description China - Sino-German P workshop, 11th-17th November, China Agricultural University, Beijing, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact This was a workshop marking the initiation of a Sino-German Programme of work between China Agricultural University and Hohenheim University, Germany. I was invited to give a keynote address on the work on phosphorus related topics in which I am involved.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description CropTech Meeting 
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 Presentation on Soil Health at the CropTech meeting at Peterborough and integrated pest management, and a demonstration stand with contributions from Goetz Richter, Jonathan Storkey and Nikolaos Vavlas.28-29th November 2018, by Haefele;S
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description DEFRA Minerals from Grassland Workshop, Friday 22nd February 2019, The Hive, RoCRE Conference Centre at Harpenden 
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 This was a workshop to discuss the latest findings around pasture uptake and availability of minerals to grazing livestock. I gave a presentation on 'Novel fertilisers to improve mineral supply to pasture'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description DEFRA consultation:A brighter future for farming and our countryside. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Dr. Andrew Cooke attended a consultation on the future of UK farming. The even involved numerous discussion and focus groups with a range of individuals in the field including farmers, researchers, and public bodies (i.e. Natural England, Wildlife Trusts etc.).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description ERDF Impact Lab Bootcamp, Exeter Science Park, 6th November 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 This was a workshop focused around the 'Water Resilience Challenge', one of the key themes of the Impact Lab. The main focus of the event to bring everyone together to hothouse ideas, form new collaborations, gain new insights and refine solutions to the defined challenges. Industry partners were teamed up with appropriate acdemics so that they could tackle individual challenges together.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.impactlab.org.uk/events/view/take-on-the-challenge-water-resilience
 
Description ESA Workshop, Stoke Climsland - 25th July 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 Dr Paul Harris was an invited speaker on the North Wyke Farm Platform data portal
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description European Federation of Animal Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper Agricultural sustainability metrics based on land required for production of essential human nutrients in Dubrovnik August 2018, by LEE M.R.F., TAKAHASHI T., MCAULIFFE G.A., TICHIT M.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description European Federation of Animal Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper Improving the farm-scale livestock production efficiency through field-scale soil measurements in Dubrovnik August 2018, by TAKAHASHI, T., HARRIS, P., COOKE, A.S., RIVERO, M.J., LEE, M.R.F.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description European Federation of Animal Science, Tallinn, 28 August-1 September. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact EISLER M.C., LEE M.R.F., MARTIN G.B., ANANTH D., CHAGUNDA M.G.G., DUNGAIT J.A.J., GODDARD E., GREATHEAD H., LIU J., LOPEZ-VILLALOBOS N., MATHEW S., MONTOSSI F., MWAKASUNGULA S., RICE C.W., TARLTON J.F., VINOD V.K., VAN SUAN R., WINTER M., WRIGHT I. The global farm platform initiative - towards sustainable livestock systems.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description European Federation of Animal Science, Tallinn, 28 August-1 September. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: Takahashi T, Cardenas LM, Harris P, Mead A, Lee MRF (2017) Novel metrics to evaluate livestock farming systems based on dynamic flows of nutrients
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description European Federation of Animal Science, Tallinn, 28 August-1 September. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: Takahashi T, Harris P, Orr RJ, Hawkins JMB, Rivero MJ, Lee MRF (2017) Downscaling whole-farm measures of livestock production efficiency to the individual field level
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017 (EGU) - Vienna, 23rd-28th April 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on paper: Loick, Dixon, Repullo, Ciganda, Lopez-Aizpun, Matthews, Mueller, Cardenas. Using the Triple Labelling Technique to apportion N2O Emissions to Nitrification and Denitrification from different Nitrogen Sources at different Water-Filled-Pore-Spaces
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017 (EGU) - Vienna, 23rd-28th April 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on paper: Harris, Takahashi, Blackwell, Cardenas, Collins, Dungait, Eisler, Hawkins, Misselbrook, Mcauliffe, Mcfadzean, Murray, Orr, Rivero-viera, Wu, Li. A farm platform approach to optimizing temperate grazing-livestock systems: metrics for trade-off assessments and future innovations
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017 (EGU) - Vienna, 23rd-28th April 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presentation on paper: Charteris, Loick, Marsden, Chadwick, Whelan, Rao-Ravella, Mead, Cardenas. Laboratory incubation experiments assessing the factor interactions affecting urine-derived nitrous oxide emissions from spatially and temporally variable upland pastures
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Exchange visit from Uruguay to the UK, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Valentina Rubio from INIA Uruguay. she is a master's student who fulfilled the exchange visit from Uruguay to the UK and during her visit she participated in the activities:1) 4-7 September: SOM Conference; 2) 8 September: Meeting statisticians at Harpenden; 3) 11-28 September: Metrics work at NW; 4) 29 September: Meeting with statisticians at Harpenden. Valentina worked mostly with Taro Takahashi compiling datasets from the UK and Uruguay to estimate metrics of sustainability
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Final workshop of Partnering Award (2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Attendance to Final workshop in London 11-12th Dec, 2017 by Laura Cardenas, Michael Lee, Jamie McFadzean, Mabel Ifeoma-Onwuka, Ngony Chirinda, An Notenbaert, Rolf Sommer
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description GW models, CAS, Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Beijing, China (two-day workshop with A Comber) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact GW models, CAS, Research Centre for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Beijing, China (two-day workshop with A Comber)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description GeoPhenomics 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper Linking crop mineral nutrition and fertiliser uptake to soil properties using dry spectroscopic analyses by Thomas, C., Acquah, G., Hernandez, J., Dunham, S., Shepherd, K., McGrath, S., and Haefele, S.M.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Geographically Weighted PCA: Introductions and Uses. Spatial Accuracy Conference, Beijing, China (one-day workshop with A Comber) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Geographically Weighted PCA: Introductions and Uses. Spatial Accuracy Conference, Beijing, China (one-day workshop with A Comber)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Global Partnership Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Cabot Institute of the University of Bristol funded a global partnership symposium on sustainability which invited research partners from many different ODA countries to discuss collaborative research. I led the area on sustainable livestock which included outputs from many research grants around sustainability of grazing lands globally.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Global Roundtable of Sustainable Beef 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to give the keynote at the Global roundtable of sustainable beef in Kilkenny Ireland on 'Future Perspectives of Sustainable Agriculture'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Guardian interview 2018 
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 Taro Takahashi Interviewed by and featured in the Guardian (29 December 2018) to discuss the benefits and disbenefits of intensive farming
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description IFA Webinar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I gave a webinar for the International Fertiliser Association titled 'Increasing the Use-Efficiency of Fertilisers' to which over 100 participants loggedon. There were two other speakers on related topics and at the end questions were raised by viewers via a moderator.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSNYAR_AWeA
 
Description Industry/Policy Stakeholder workshop Belfast 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presented evidence and scenarios relating to ammonia emissions from agriculture in Northern Ireland, Belfast 27th July, by Misselbrook;T
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Innovative Farmers Group in the Evenlode catchment 
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 Working with an Innovative Farmers group in the Evenlode catchment (Gloucestershire/Oxfordshire), to look at how no-till can reduce sediment loss and improve soil health compared to conventional farming in August 2018 and ongoing by Darch; T
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE). ETH Zurich, Switzerland, July 16-20. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: Sidra U. Khan, Peter S. Hooda, Martin S.A. Blackwell and Rosa Busquets (2017). Impact of soil drying-rewetting on leaching of nutrients and trace elements
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description International Silage 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 of paper Estimating fungal biomass during aerobic spoilage of silage in Bonne, Germany 24-26th July by LE COCQ K., BROWN B., HODGSON C., MCFADZEAN J., DAVIES D., LEE M.R.F.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Silage 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 of paper Aerobic spoilage of grass silage: Listeria and forage quality in Bonne, Germany 24-26th July, by MCFADZEAN J., LE COCQ K., BROWN B., HODGSON C., MCFADZEAN J., DAVIES D., LEE M.R.F., VAN DER GIEZEN M., DUNGAIT J. 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Silage Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation of paper Impact of plant bio-stimulants on maize forage and silage quality and aerobic stability: A field experiment using mini-silos, in Bonne, Germany 24-26th July, by CHRISTOU A., LE COCQ K., HODGSON C., COGAN T., GAFFNEY M., DAVIES D., LEE M.R.F.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Workshop on Agriculture Green Development 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invites speaker 23-27 April, Beijing, China by Haefele, S.M.,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International Zinc Symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of poster 'Zn biofortification using abattoir and industrial waste derived fertilizer in Leuven Belgium 5-7th September by Tegan Darch
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description International workshop of differences and mechanisms of soil carbon sequestration processes in typical arable land based on long-term various fertilizations (October, Beijing, China) 
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 Dr Lianhai was invited to be co-chair of the workshop in Beijing (16th-21st October 2017).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Invited talk at EAAP - European Federation of Animal Science Annual Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to give the key note address for the Livestock and Farming Commission of EAAP on 'Agricultural sustainability metrics based on land required for production of essential human nutrients'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited visit by Regional Government of Chongching PR China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited by the Regional Government of Chongching PR China to discuss aspects of sustainable livestock production at a gathering of party members and Scientists at Rhongchang.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Invited workshop attendee: BBSRC AI in Biology, Norwich, UK 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Feedback report on gaps and opportunities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Jump Start AgriTech Workshop - 10th July 2017 - Penryn campus, Exeter University 
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 Dr Paul Harris was an invited speaker on North Wyke Farm Platform data portal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description LEAF Conference, York - 25th May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation on GHGs by Laura Cardenas.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Maiza Zaidi Policy Forum which promotes inclusive investment in Tanzania's dairy sector (2017) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: Notenbaert, A.; Paul, B.; McFadzean, J.; Fraval, S.; Morris, J.; Herrero, M.; Lannerstad, M.. 2017. Maziwa Zaidi (More Milk) in Tanzania: Towards climate-smart dairy development. International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), 1 p. http://hdl.handle.net/10568/81265, https://www.slideshare.net/ILRI/mz-poster-22may2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NERC GCRF event: SDG Interactions - the role of environmental science (4th-5th September 2017, London) 
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 Dr Laura Cardenas attended this NERC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) community engagement workshop and presented work regarding the Soil to Nutrition programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description NFU Cymru - Future of the Uplands 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact NFU Cymru hosted a discussion panel debate at the Royal Welsh show where I presented our research on Sustainable Livestock systems which covered many aspects of projects and research we are undertaking to determine the role and impact of livestock in a sustainable food chain and future environmental policy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description NRN (National Research Network)-funded 'Dairy and Beef Intensification GHG emissions workshop' in Birmingham 
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 A workshop funded by the NRN-LCEE Research Development Fund to promote awareness, and stimulate resolution, of disagreements between GHG accounting at farm, national & international scales when assessing sustainable intensification measures for dairy and beef farms in contrasting locations. Dr Tom Misselbrook was a keynote speaker and Dr Laura Cardenas also attended.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description National Inventory Steering Committee Meeting, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Contribution to the report by Misselbrook; T on the 1990-2017 GHG emission inventory, in London 23rd November
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Phosphates 2018 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 of paper New views on soil-crop systems: Agricultural Research for Subsaharan Africa in Marrakech, 13 March 2018 by Haefele, S.M.,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Phosphorus in Soils and Plants 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper Effect of fertilizer levels and sward diversity on ryegrass and clover uptake of phosphorus and micronutrients in Leuven Belgium 10-13th September by Tegan Darch
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Postgraduate students visit from Exeter University 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact around 12 students from University of Exeter visited North Wyke for the day to receive a talk about the work of the site and followed this up with a visit around the site
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019
 
Description Presentation at the 20th International Nitrogen Workshop 2018, Rennes, France 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of the poster and pitch: Nutrient cycling in grassland systems: N, P and C cycling in a plot experiment on the North Wyke Farm Platform, presented by Kate LeCocq with coauthors: Mcauliffe, Horrocks, Darch, Takahashi, Blackwell, Misselbrook, Lee, Cardenas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at the 20th International Nitrogen Workshop 2018, Rennes, France 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented paper AGENT BASED MODELLING OF SHEEP MOVEMENT AND URINE DEPOSITION TO SUPPORT N2O EMISSION ESTIMATES IN UPLAND PASTURES, in Rennes, France 24-27th June by JOHNSON, S.C.M., WHELAN, M.J., BALZTER, H., LUSH, L., KING, A.J., PEROTTO-BALDIVIESO, H.L., CARDENAS, L., CHARTERIS, A., MARSDEN, K.A., HARRIS, I., HOLMBERG, J., CHADWICK D. POSTER
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at the 20th International Nitrogen Workshop 2018, Rennes, France 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented paper WHAT LIMITS SHEEP URINE-N2O EMISSIONS IN UPLANDS: NITRIFICATION OR C AVAILABILITY? in Rennes France 24-27th June by MARSDEN, K.A., HOLMBERG, J.A., JONES, D.L., CHARTERIS, A. F., CÁRDENAS, L.M. AND CHADWICK, D.R. POSTER.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at the 20th International Nitrogen Workshop 2018, Rennes, France 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of the paper: Interactive effects of the factors controlling urine-N2O emissions from an upland soil by: Charteris, Marsden, Castellano-Hinojosa, Loick, Chadwick, Ravella, Mead, Field, Whelan, Cardenas
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Presentation at the 20th International Nitrogen Workshop 2018, Rennes, France 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of the paper: Exploring the spatial variability of N2O emissions from a grazed upland and lowland site, by Charteris, Harris, Marsden, Harris, Guo, Beaumont, Taylor, Sanfratello, Jones, Whelan, Cardenas, Chadwick
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Press Release: THE ADVENT OF "GREEN" CATTLE 
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 Article about recent research undertaken at the North Wyke Farm Platform: 'Implications of livestock farming on climate change should not be drawn from aggregate statistics, reveals a study based on a new method of carbon footprinting for pasture-based cattle production systems that can assess the impacts of individual animals'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/news/advent-green-cattle
 
Description Progress Meeting/Visit to CIAT and Farms in Kenya for Partnering Award 
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 Prof Jenni Dungait and Laura Cardenas attended a progress meeting/visit to farms in Kenya for partnering award plus completion of GCRF proposal (Nov 2017).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Rothamsted Research Festival of Ideas 21-24th June 2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Demonstration of Rothamsted Science and facilities to the general public
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description SRUC Research Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Invited to give a key address to all staff at SRUC as part of their research day on the research we have undertaken at Rothamsted on Sustainable Livestock Systems and soil health.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Scottish Government Agriculture and Climate Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation of updates to the UK and Scotland GHG emission inventory 13th September Edinburgh by Misselbrook;T
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Soil Organic Matter Conference (2017) 
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 Soil Organic Matter conference held in Rothamsted, Harpenden between the 3-7 September 2017. Flash presentation: Developing global soil health metrics: Is SOM the key to grassland soil health
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Soil Organic Matter Conference (2017) 
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 Soil Organic Matter conference held in Rothamsted, Harpenden between the 3-7 September 2017. Session P-2c.11: "Evidence of actual soil organic carbon sequestration in East Africa"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Soil Organic Matter Conference (2017) 
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 Soil Organic Matter conference held in Rothamsted, Harpenden between the 3-7 September 2017. Session chaired by Dr Rolf sommer from CIAT in Kenya: Session 2a - Soil self-organisation/Next generation SOM models.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Soil Organic Matter Conference, Harpenden, 3-7 September 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: Takahashi T, Harris P, Rivero JM, Lee MRF (2017) Downscaling farm-level benefits of soil organic carbon to the individual field level
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Spatial Accuracy 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 of paper Investigation of the multivariate structure of a soils micronutrients data set at the farm-scale in China 2018 by Harris P, Darch T, Lu B, Comber A, Lee MRF
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Spatial Accuracy Conference 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 Paul Harris conducted one day training workshop on Geographically Weighted PCA in R (with prof Lex Comber) Beijing China 21-25 May 2018,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Spatial Statistics 2017: One World: One Health conference (4th-7th 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 Presentation of paper: Curceac S, Atkinson PM, Milne A, Wu L, Harris P (2017). Exploratory analysis of measured and simulated fine-resolution spatio-temporal data sets generated from the North Wyke Farm Platform. Spatial Statistics 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Stapledon Seminar 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented an invited talk on sustainable livestock at the Stapledon Seminar Series
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Sustainable Intensification Conference, Harpenden, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation at the SI conference of the paper: - Loick, Dunn, Griffith, Cardenas. Using CO2 and N2O emissions as indicators of nutrient cycling and environmental impacts of different farm managements on the Farm Platform
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Sustainable Intensification Conference, Harpenden, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: - Cardenas, Takahashi, Harris, Mead, Lee. Redefining sustainability: novel metrics to evaluate farming systems based on the dynamic flow of nutrients
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Sustainable Intensification Conference, Harpenden, 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper: - Loick, Dixon, Repullo, Ciganda, Lopez-Aizpun, Matthews, Mueller, Cardenas. Using the Triple Labelling Technique to apportion N2O Emissions to Nitrification and Denitrification from different Nitrogen Sources at different Water-Filled-Pore-Spaces
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Sustainable Intensification of Agriculture Workshop - Challenges in Soil Science confronting Global Food Security (Uppsala, Sweden 30th-31st 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 Dr Paul Harris was an invited speaker on 'The North Wyke farm platform and other national capabilities at Rothamsted Research'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Teaching module in CIHEAM, Zaragoza, Spain, 14-16/3/2018 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Laura Cardenas taught a module in the course: 'Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture: concepts, methods and simulation tools'
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description The Ecologist interview 
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 Taro Takahashi interviewed by and featured in the Ecologist (3 January 2019) to discuss the benefits and disbenefits of intensive farming
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description The Future of Long-Term Experiments in Agricultural Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of the paper The Future of Long-Term Experiments in Agricultural Science in Rothamsted Conference Centre, 21 May, 2018 by TARO TAKAHASHI, VALENTINA RUBIO, ANDREW MEAD, LAURA CARDENAS, MARGARET GLENDINING, FERNANDO LATTANZI, ANDY MACDONALD, TOM MISSELBROOK, JOSE TERRA and MICHAEL LEE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The Future of Long-Term Experiments in Agricultural Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper Long-term fertility experiments for irrigated rice in the West African Sahel: effect on macro and micro nutrient concentrations in plant and soil at Harpenden 21- 23 May 2018 by Haefele, S.M., Thomas, C., Saito, K.,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description The Future of Long-Term Experiments in Agricultural Science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of paper The North Wyke Farm Platform in Harpenden 21-23 May 2018 by • HARRIS P., TAKAHASHI T, GRIFFITH B., HUNT J., HAWKINS J., RIVERO J., SINT H., LEE M
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Tropentag conference: Annual interdisciplinary conference on Research in tropical and subtropical agriculture, Natural Resource Management and Rural Development (2015) 
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 Poster presentation of paper: B.K. Paul, C. Birnholz, J. Koge, S. Fraval, J. MacFadzean, A. Omore, A. Notenbaert (2015). Rapid ex-ante Environmental Impact Assessment of Livestock Intensification Strategies on Mixed Crop-Livestock and Agro-Pastoralist Farmers in Tanga Region, Tanzania. Poster at Tropentag conference. http://www.tropentag.de/2015/abstracts/posters/1130.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Undergraduate Students vists from University of Plymouth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact around 30 students from University of Plymouth visited North Wyke for the day to receive a talk about the work of the site and followed this up with a visit around the site
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017,2018,2019
 
Description United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change - Inventory reviewer 
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 Laura Cardenas underwent training to become an inventory reviewer. Subsequently carried out review in Bonn in Sept 2017.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit from Uruguay to the UK, May 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Jose Terra and Jesus Castillo from INIA, Uruguay on 18/5/17. A small group discussed the development of metrics of sustainability and what datasets can be used for this.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit from Uruguay to the UK, September 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit by Ignacio Macedo and Virginia Pravia from INIA, Uruguay on 8/9/17, where we discussed common areas of research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit to Universidad Austral de Chile 
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 To explore collaboration on the research project entitled "Recycling of macronutrients in a soil-plant-animal system of a pasture in an Andosol soil in southern Chile" in December 2018 by Rivero;M
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Westminster Forum - Future of UK livestock 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Invited to give a discussion piece at the Westminster Forum on the future of UK livestock - this included outputs of many research projects and how they will influence policy development and future research areas. These included emissions from ruminant livestock, food quality and role of red meat, genetic advances of livestock and forage plants, AI use and precision agriculture on grassland farms
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Westminster meeting with the Shadow Environment Secretary 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Dr. Andrew Cooke met with the Shadow Environment Secretary, Susan Hayman MP, to discuss aspects of the livestock supply chain and policy, focussing on bottlenecks within that which halt progress
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Work Experience opportunities 2017 - 18 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 12 Secondary school students from Cornwall College, Okehampton College, Newton Abbot College and Exeter School visited RRes for a week each as part of their Work Experience week. this involved working in the labs, visiting fields and other facilities
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Workshop on Food Security for vulnerable populations: the Fungal thread - Brazil 
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 Kate LeCocq attended the workshop in Ribeirao Preto, Sao Paulo, Brazil 11-14th September 2018. The event was run under the Researcher Links scheme and was coordinated by Simon Avery (University of Nottingham) and Gustavo Goldman (University of Sao Paulo)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop via Video Conference between Rothamsted and CIAT (2017) 
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 4/12/17-5/12/17: "the importance of soil health to smallholders and how to measure it"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017