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 Using animal performance data from the North Wyke Farm Platform (NWFP), we used two approaches to calculate the partial carbon footprint of three pasture-based beef-cattle finishing systems trialled on the NWFP. In the first approach, emission intensities were calculated for individual animals, whereas pre-averaged livestock data were utilised in the second approach. The results suggested that the outputs derived from pre-averaged data may be underestimated due to insufficient consideration given to poorly performing animals. The systematic bias identified by this study calls for careful interpretation of potentially optimistic LCA results based on pre-averaged herd data. At the same time, it opens an opportunity to reduce carbon footprints associated with livestock production systems, as the environmental benefit of evidence-based animal selection is likely to be considerably larger than currently thought. Future studies should further investigate policy implications of this finding and its applicability to regional and national-scale analyses (McAuliffe et al. 2018).
Environmental impacts of agricultural systems, for example carbon footprint, acidification potential, land use change and reduction in biodiversity score, have traditionally been calculated for each unit of food produced or, in case of protein-rich commodities such as meat, milk and legumes, for each unit of protein produced. However, this approach implicitly ignores the fact that a change in farming methods and practices often disrupts the flow of nutrients within the production environment and as a result invites knockon effects on the nutritional value of the final product for humans. This means that farming systems optimised under traditional environmental criteria could only be suboptimal, in the sense that implications on population health, and hence the social cost associated with inadequate nutritional intake, are not considered within the framework. To overcome this issue, we have developed a novel methodology of LCA (McAuliffe et al., 2018. Food and Energy Sec. 7 e00143), under which nutritional consequences of different farming systems can be internalised into the resultant environmental footprint. Methodological improvements comprised two parts: first, the nutrient flow was tracked across the entire value chain, including both the upstream and downstream of the farm, so that the nutritional composition of the final product could be differentiated between food produced under different farm management strategies. Second, a country-specific nutrient density score, or a composite index to represent the overall nutritional value of the commodity, was employed as the functional unit (the denominator of the LCA output to divide an environmental burden measure) of the analysis. A case study based on the seven most common livestock production systems in the UK revealed that adoption of the new approach could often change the conclusion of the study in an important manner, with climate impacts of cattle systems lower than pig and poultry systems in some cases due to the higher mineral and vitamin densities associated with beef products. This has greatly added to the debate on what constitutes a sustainable healthy diet eliciting media interest and interviews.
To further the use of nutritional value as the functional unit in LCA assessment and to counter the majority of studies that currently assess the nutritional value of products at the dietary level which does not provide feedback to farmers regarding improvement of their production systems, we assessed in a literature review, the nutrition-environment nexus at the commodity level, with the aim to identify potential pathways towards sustainability analysis that can inform both consumers and producers. We found that a recently developed method to calculate the marginal contribution of a commodity to the overall nutritional value of a specific diet was considered to be a successful first step in bridging the aforementioned knowledge gap. We acknowledge this might not always be feasible, but suggests that future research comparing multiple food categories or multiple production systems should at least consider differences in nutritional composition and bioavailability between the final products and, ideally, the effects of these nutrients on overall dietary quality (McAuliffe et al. 2019).
We also studied other metrics, more specific to particular nutrients. Cardenas et al. (2019) evaluated Nitrogen use Efficiency (NUE) of 5 UK fertilised grassland sites using the method by the EU N Expert panel (2015). The results showed that NUE decreased with increased N application rate. Urea application gave lower NUE than ammonium nitrate and the use of a nitrification inhibitor (DCD) except for one site, generally decreased or did not affect NUE in relation to the same N treatment without the inhibitor. In grassland systems, urine an important source for N recycling. Lopez et al (2020) found in a literature review that mean air temperature, soil pH and ruminant animal species (sheep or cow) were significant factors influencing N2O EFs. However, several factors that are known to influence N2O emissions, such as animal diet and urine composition, could not be considered due to the lack of reported data, so we provide recommendations for the type of data that needs to be included in studies: soil pH and texture; experimental set-up; direct measurement of soil moisture and temperature during the study period; amount and composition of urine applied; animal type and diet; N2O emissions with a measure of uncertainty; data from a control with zero-N application and meteorological data.
Regarding phosphorus use efficiency, understanding of phosphorus cycling in soil-plant systems, and the interactions between soil physics, chemistry and biology, coupled with plant traits are required (Blackwell et al., 2019). Development of alternative P sources to rock phosphate supplies that are threatened by several geopolitical issues is necessary to maintain food production for a growing global population. In a different study we found that the current deficiency of phosphorus and many micronutrients in soils can be replaced by novel fertilisers derived from recycled waste products such as the Thallo® multi-element fertiliser (Darch et al., 2019). Not only does it perform as well as conventional fertilisers in terms of yield, but also provides essential mineral concentrations and is low on some toxic elements such as Cd, compared to standard NPK fertilisers.
From the microbiology point of view, we have studied the effect of fungi in dry matter losses, resulting in signi?cant waste in silage (LeCocq et al., 2020). The measurement of ergosterol content was used as a marker of fungal biomass showing that this method has potential to be used as an indicator of microbial degradation in preserved forage.
Using the results from a long-term experiment (LTE) evaluating different organic amendments (anaerobic digestate, compost, farmyard manure, straw and mixes of amendment + straw) in a cereal based cropping system, we tested their effect on crop yield, produce quality and soil characteristics after 5 seasons of application. We found that plots receiving non-straw amendments had greater straw and grain yield of 28% and 18%, respectively. The straw-only amendment did not increase yield compared to the control. The concentrations of secondary and micronutrients in the crop, particularly P, Fe and Zn in the grain, were significantly greater in the crop receiving non-straw amendment compared to the control. Therefore, 'biomass dilution' of secondary and micronutrients did not occur in the higher-yielding amended plots after 5 seasons, and organic fertilisers would improve the quality of high-yielding, intensively produced crops (Thomas et al., 2019).
Finally, we scale up the mechanistic understanding achieved in WP1 of S2N in which historical soil management influences the microbial transformations observed at the field scale. The work by Castellano-Hinojosa et al. (2020) showed that in soil that had received ammonium for few years, there was a combination of nitrification and denitrification after N application. When N was applied as nitrate for few years denitrification was the main process. This affects N losses and uptake by the crop, as it is likely that loss of N by the crop might be increased if nitrate is the dominant form of N. Long-term effect of management was observed in the LTE study mentioned above were the effect of long-term application of organic amendments influences yield and micronutrient crop uptake. Understanding these mechanisms (WP1) and their consequences for production and the environment (WP2) are crucial for achieving sustainable production at the catchment scale and further extrapolation to region and national scales (WP3).
Exploitation Route The data produced from this work will be available for use in models, for LCA and other mechanistic models. Particularly the long term nature of some of the data, will be useful for identifying effects of climate (and climate change) in productivity and the environment.

Metrics of sustainability developed in this program will be for different purposes, including for practical application on-farm. Scientific metrics will also be used although these will be of more academic nature. With this academic knowledge, we will be able to regulate processes, especially those that result in losses of nutrients.

A large amount of data will also go on the Farm Platform portal so it will be available to anyone, allowing the investigation of various aspects of the system, for example the effect of pasture type vs animal breed and the potential for improving productivity and reducing losses to make the system more sustainable.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink,Environment

 
Description The work carried out in this WP has caused impact in public perception of livestock and its role in sustainable of agriculture as well as influence in industry: Professor Michael Lee took part in BBC 'Farming Today' to discuss the programmes research and the consequences of land use change if we lose grazing livestock. The same narrative was also used at a presentation at the Oxford Farming Conference. Interviews have also been given to various news channels (Sky, BBC and Aljazeera), BBC Breakfast and the Guardian on the livestock research within the programme, especially in relation to the balance between environmental footprint and nutritional biological value (nutrient density). Sustainability metrics developed by the S2N team were also discussed on BBC One's national news during the BBC Farming Week (August 2019) as well as on BBC Panorama's documentary on climate change. This work has also attracted interest from AHDB and the NFU with invites to present the work at numerous events throughout the year which have received press coverage (Times, Independent and Guardian). We were also invited to present our work at Alltech ONE, one of the largest farmer conferences in the US. The work has also led to a strong and growing relationship with the three major retailers (Sainsbury's, Tesco and Morrisons) with grants submitted and working groups delivered with their supply chains. Dr Martin Blackwell was interviewed by the Guardian newspaper for an article on geopolitical issues surrounding global reserves of rock phosphate used for phosphorus fertiliser production and ways of reducing our reliance on these reserves in the future. Assessment of the environmental burden from agriculture has been widely discussed in the media, we have contributed to this discussion by questioning current metrics, i.e. CO2eq/kg product. In addition, on how to achieve Net Zero Carbon, Dr. Laura Cardenas is a member of the Task Force for Devon, where measures to achieve this are being defined and will be proposed to the local government to be put in practise. Prof. Tom Misselbrook has interacted with farmers to explain strategies to mitigate NH3 emissions in workshops in England as part of Defra's communication regarding the Clean Air Strategy, and in Costa Rica on sustainable manure management for dairy farms. He has also presented on nitrogen management strategies at workshops hosted by the European Commission and the UNECE Task Force on Reactive Nitrogen, with the aim of producing a Guidance Document on Integrated Nitrogen Management. Interaction with farmers have occurred as part of the linked funded ERDF Carbon project. Meetings to discuss results and further membership and sampling on farm took place with Plymouth University and Duchy college. In addition, Dr. Claire Horrocks attended the Future Farm technology and farm business innovation expo Birmingham to discuss further collaborations. Dr. Laura Cardenas presented at the International Fertiliser Society conference to talk about the current scientific knowledge of the use of inhibitors in agriculture, particularly to improve Nitrogen Use Efficiency. The conference is well attended by members of industry, i.e. fertiliser companies, farmers and academics. Influence on policy has occurred via the inventory of greenhouse gases: Laura Cardenas and Tom Misselbrook participated in the In Country Review of the National Agriculture Inventory in which the country specific mostly Tier 2/3 methodology was reviewed by a UNFCCC panel and defended. Defra (BEIS) and Ricardo as funders and contractors were extremely pleased with the outcome of the review, as this new methodology is now accepted by the Devolved Administrations and used to develop their own policies. Dr. Cardenas also presented at the Climate change, reactive nitrogen, food security and sustainable agriculture workshop in Germany, were she presented the role of manure in agriculture. From this workshop a Policy Brief on: 'Addressing nitrous oxide: An often ignored climate and ozone threat' was published where mitigation options for policy makers are recommended. Collaborations to develop proposals and new areas of science for Rothamsted have progressed: Dr. Laura Cardenas in collaboration with Dr. Christoph Muller from Giesen, Germany contributed to a research proposal with Bristol University (submitted to NERC). Martin Blackwell in collaboration with Dr Kwame Frimpong developed a proposal for investigating the potential to introduce grazing livestock systems in Ghana (submitted to the GCRF Networking Grants call). From the collaboration with Embrapa in 2018, funding was provided to support a 6-month visit from a PhD student to North Wyke who developed and deployed sensors to measure livestock CH4 emissions and behaviour. Dr. Lianhai Wu in collaboration with Dr Ruirui Yan from Institute of Agricultural Resources and Regional Planning of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China and Glas-Data developed and submitted an ISCF proposal on enhanced and sustainable animal husbandry production through digital agriculture over a geospatial cloud framework. Influence on overseas researchers, particularly in less developed countries occurred via: An international training workshop on "Spatial Analysis in R" was held in December 2019 at the Agricultural College, Montevideo, Uruguay. The 3-day workshop took the participants through: (a) core concepts of spatial data and its display, (b) key methods of spatial analysis and (c) a selection of spatial regression techniques and associated inference. It was conducted by Dr Paul Harris who is a Senior Research Scientist at Rothamsted Research together with Prof Lex Comber who holds a chair in Spatial Data Analytics at the School of Geography and Leeds Institute for Data Analytics. There were 25 workshop participants and the workshop feedback was excellent.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink,Communities and Social Services/Policy,Education,Environment
Impact Types Societal,Economic,Policy & public services

 
Description Addressing nitrous oxide: An often ignored climate and ozone threat
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Citation in other policy documents
URL https://mopga.imk-ifu.kit.edu/news/policy-brief-launched
 
Description Advisory group for the Food and Farming Countryside Commission
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact Defining new food system
URL http://www.thersa.org/ffcc
 
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 Contributed to government consultation on agriculture achieving net 0 emissions as part of Atmospheric emissions and mitigation cluster
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Improving sustainability
 
Description InfraPortal, the UK's Research and Innovation Infrastructure Portal
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact No Impacts Yet
URL https://www.infraportal.co.uk/home
 
Description Lead author of 'Land application of inorganic and organic fertilisers' chapter for the Integrated Sustainable Nitrogen Management Guidance Document for the TFRN/EU
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact No Impacts Yet
URL http://www.clrtap-tfrn.org/content/joint-dg-env-tfrn-workshop-towards-joined-nitrogen-guidance-air-w...
 
Description Membership and Participation in Task Force for Devon Climate Emergency Response Group (DCERG)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact Strategies for reducing greenhouse gases Participation of public and school children
 
Description Review of New Zealand GHG emission inventory proposed methodological changes
Geographic Reach Australia 
Policy Influence Type Membership of a guideline committee
Impact No Impacts Yet
 
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 Science Advisory Panel member for the NFU Net-Zero ambition
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a advisory committee
Impact Lower GHG emissions form agriculture and land use
 
Description The North Wyke Farm Platform UK National Capability cited in the UKRI Infrastructure Roadmap Initial analysis of infrastructure questionnaire responses and description of the landscape 2019
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
Impact No impacts yet
URL https://www.ukri.org/files/infrastructure/landscape-analysis-2-pdf/
 
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 BBSRC: SWBio DTP3
Amount £6,785,000 (GBP)
Organisation Rothamsted Research 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2020 
End 09/2028
 
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 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
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 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
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 Air Quality - Scenario Modelling Tool
Amount £750,000 (GBP)
Organisation Department For Environment, Food And Rural Affairs (DEFRA) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 05/2019 
End 06/2020
 
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 Belgium
Start 09/2018 
End 08/2019
 
Description ERDF AgriTech cornwall extension
Amount £1,756,373 (GBP)
Organisation European Union 
Sector Public
Country European Union (EU)
Start 03/2020 
End 06/2021
 
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 Farming Futures Bristol / Rothamsted Alliance "Quantifying the true cost of farming systems"
Amount £80,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Bristol 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description GCRF - BBSRC
Amount £24,980 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 10/2019 
End 09/2020
 
Description GCRF Networking Grants - Round 4
Amount £24,980 (GBP)
Funding ID GCRFNGR4\1059 
Organisation Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2020 
End 09/2020
 
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 Public
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 Global Challenge Research Fund
Amount £1,200,000 (GBP)
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2019 
End 03/2021
 
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 Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 12/2018 
End 11/2023
 
Description Lancaster / Rothamsted Alliance "Soil health metrics for sustainable agricultural systems"
Amount £70,000 (GBP)
Organisation Lancaster University 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2019 
End 01/2020
 
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 NERC: SitS NSF-UKRI: A novel wireless sensor network to unravel the controls of microbial-driven biogeochemical cycles in soil
Amount £965,214 (GBP)
Organisation Rothamsted Research 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 02/2020 
End 01/2023
 
Description NIHR Public Health Research Programme - Air pollution: non-road-traffic-related outdoor air pollution and health
Amount £846,830 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 03/2023
 
Description NIHR Public Health Research Programme - Air pollution: non-road-traffic-related outdoor air pollution and health
Amount £882,408 (GBP)
Organisation National Institute for Health Research 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2020 
End 09/2022
 
Description Nitrogen Futures
Amount £133,606 (GBP)
Organisation Joint Nature Conservation Committee 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 03/2020
 
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 Ricardo NAEI: Literature review of emissions of NOx from agriculture
Amount £19,945 (GBP)
Organisation Rothamsted Research 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 12/2019
 
Description Ricardo NAEI: The 2019 Refinement to the 2006 IPCC inventory guidelines implementation scoping
Amount £4,560 (GBP)
Organisation Rothamsted Research 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 12/2019
 
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 Shell funded studentship: Develop low cost Eddy Covariance
Amount £51,720 (GBP)
Organisation Shell Centre 
Sector Private
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
End 11/2022
 
Description South Africa funded PhD studentship: Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in agricultural land with different buffer strips
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation University of Pretoria 
Sector Academic/University
Country South Africa
Start 01/2019 
End 06/2019
 
Description Spanish National Government: Crop residues and water management to reduce N emissions in crops from semiarid areas
Amount £3,000 (GBP)
Organisation Rothamsted Research 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 08/2019 
End 07/2021
 
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 Strategic Priorities Fund: Clean Air
Amount £1,151,759 (GBP)
Organisation Meteorological Office UK 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 01/2020 
End 03/2022
 
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 
Sector Charity/Non Profit
Country United Kingdom
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 Low tech method for rapid assessment of aggregate stability 
Description We have developed a low cost method for assessing aggregate stability more rapidly 
Type Of Material Biological samples 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact We have succesfully published and decsribed the method can implimented it in subsequent research 
 
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 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 implementation of N2O measurements on EC tower 
Description purchased and installed new GC system to measure N2O 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact this is part of a new Denitrification Incubation System (DENIS) to incorporate plants and measure GHG emissions from a soil-plant system 
 
Title use of monoclonal antibodies for detection of fungal biomass in silage 
Description application of a method that has been used in medical and soil samples for use in silage samples 
Type Of Material Physiological assessment or outcome measure 
Year Produced 2019 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact development of a line of research in measuring DM losses from silage 
 
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 Academy of Medical Sciences Global Challenges Research Fund Networking Grant Scheme: Opportunities for improved pasture and controlled grazing systems to address nomadic pastoralist and arable farmer conflicts in West Africa 
Organisation University of Cape Coast
Country Ghana 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution The aims of this project are: • To develop a multi-disciplinary, international network of researchers with expertise in livestock production systems in West Africa and the UK, in combination with indigenous cattle and crop farmers, social scientists and other stakeholders. • To understand the opportunities for developing improved pasture and controlled grazing systems in West Africa to reduce arable farmer/nomadic pastoralist conflicts whilst improving the productivity and sustainability of livestock systems. • Develop a consortium of agricultural and social researchers and stakeholders to generate novel and innovative research ideas suitable for applications to future GCRF funding initiatives Methodology: We will hold two workshops that will bring together researchers from the Cape Coast University, Ghana, and Rothamsted Research, UK with social scientists and stakeholders from West Africa. These will identify a core team of experts that will work together to initiate a larger GCRF grant application for research into the practicalities and potential benefits of introducing improved pasture and controlled grazing systems in West Africa. The first workshop will be held in Ghana at Cape Coast University and will focus on reviewing the current barriers and challenges facing livestock production systems in West Africa and the opportunities for introducing controlled grazing systems in the region, along with opportunities to develop a controlled grazing demonstration network of farms In West Africa. A second workshop will be held in the UK which six key stakeholders from West Africa will attend, where controlled grazing systems will be showcased, and projects for GCRF proposals finalised.
Collaborator Contribution Cape Coast hosted our first meeting in February 2020, providing facilities and organising field trips and the attendance of other collaborators.
Impact Already further project proposals have been submitted and more drafted, in order that further work/collaboration can take place.
Start Year 2019
 
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
Country China 
Sector Academic/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 Collaboration with Dr Kwame Frimpong to develop proposal for investigating the potential to introdude grazing livestock systems in Ghana 
Organisation University of Cape Coast
Country Ghana 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Spent time developing a proposal which was submitted to the GCRF Networking Grants call.
Collaborator Contribution Working with Cape Coast University in Ghana to develop grazing systems that may help tackle issues associated with conflict between nomadic pastoralists and arable farmers in West Africa
Impact An application for a GCRF networking grant has been funded and will be implemented next year (2020)
Start Year 2018
 
Description Collaboration with Dr. Christoph Muller from Giesen, Germany 
Organisation Justus Liebig University Giessen
Country Germany 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution we discussed results from previous work using isotope labelling and future work with Bristol University
Collaborator Contribution Dr. Muller visited North Wyke
Impact A project proposal was written and submitted to BBSRC
Start Year 2019
 
Description Collaboration with Embrapa, Brazil to develop measurements of CH4 from cattle 
Organisation Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation
Department Embrapa Forests
Country Brazil 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution a PhD student Paulo de Meo visited North Wyke for 6 months, he developed sensors for measuring CH4 from individual cows, also deployed sensors to track and record activity in cows.
Collaborator Contribution Student came from Embrapa who had already developed these sensors in Brazil
Impact The CH4 sensors were deployed in 2 campaigns on 2 treatments of the NWFP. Also GPS and Daily Dairy sensors
Start Year 2019
 
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 Academic/University 
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 Nutrient Use Efficiency and Sustainability Metrics for Ruminant Livestock Production Systems in Brazil and UK. 
Organisation Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation
Department Embrapa South Livestock
Country Brazil 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Project Lead(s): Dr Martin Blackwell (Rothamsted Research); Prof Alexandre Berndt (Embrapa Southeast Livestock) Project Members: Prof Michael Lee (Rothamsted Research); Dr Jordana Rivero-Viera (Rothamsted Research); Dr Tara Takahashi (Rothamsted Research); Dr Julio Cesar P. Palhares (Embrapa Southeast Livestock); Dr Marilia Follegati (Embrapa Southeast Livestock). Project Start date: June 2018 Duration: 6 months Project Summary Research into the efficiency of ruminant livestock production systems around the world is a key focus of food security research. Research has focused on their environmental impact, the nutritional quality of food they produce and the potential benefit of utilising poor land (not suitable for arable production), by-products and nutrient recycling in mixed crop-livestock systems. Two of the leading research institutes in this research area are Embrapa (Brazil) and Rothamsted Research (UK), both of whom have some of the most advanced facilities to investigate the impact and efficiency of ruminant livestock production systems relevant to Brazil and the UK, namely the Grazing Beef Cattle Production Systems Platform in Sao Carlos and the North Wyke Farm Platform (NWFP) in Devon, respectively. This proposal is for funds to enable an initial exchange of scientists from both countries to learn about the different types of production systems, the research being carried out on them, the types and frequency of data available from them, opportunities for co-working and ultimately alignment of the datasets required to facilitate comparison of them via co-publication of comprehensive nutrient use efficiency, animal performance, product quality, animal welfare and life cycle assessments. There are many similarities between the two research facilities, with some of the most advanced technologies for this type of research being employed (e.g. greenhouse gas emissions (including Greenfeed systems), faecal and urine deposition tracking, breeding programmes, soil quality analyses, etc.). There is a strong case for the Sao Carlos research facility to be included in the Global Farm Platform (an FAO recognised initiative involving 14 research farms around the globe of which NWFP is a founding member), and through the proposed exchanges this will also be facilitated. Embrapa colleagues visited Rothamsted Research North Wyke and Harpenden in June 2018, and reciprocal visit was made by the Rothamsted participants to Embrapa Sao Carlos in December 2018.
Collaborator Contribution Embrapa colleagues provided their time and expertise to discuss collaborations and co-develop proposals.
Impact This collaboration has resulted in Embrapa officially joining the Global Farm Platform Network.
Start Year 2018
 
Description Rothamsted International Fellowship 2018 
Organisation University of Cape Coast
Country Ghana 
Sector Academic/University 
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 Rothamsted Research-CSIRO Linkage - Opportunities for improving nutrient use efficiency in grazed systems; from the rhizosphere to the farm scale 
Organisation Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Country Australia 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The main activity by Rothamsted Researchers (Dr Tegan darch) is to visit CSIRO in Canberra and co-develop and carry-out experiments on mixed swards and other pasture treatments. A reciprocal visit will take place in summer 2020 when Rebecca Stutz will visit Rothamsted Research's North Wyke Farm Platform. Dr Darch will be exposed to the broad range of activities in the pastures, cropping and soils groups while also undertaking specific experimental work to transfer skills and methodologies for assessing nutrient-use efficiency in mixed pasture swards. Specifically: • Visits to key experiment field sites that showcase CSIRO's forage research (including forage options to fill summer feed gaps, novel legumes with reduced reliance on P fertiliser, understanding the scope of soil S deficiency on pasture productivity). • Visit to the new Boorowa Agricultural Research Station and discussions regarding whole-farm mapping and digital integration. • Discussions with CSIRO scientists on the topics of pasture, cropping systems, and soils, and on current research work and emerging challenges. Discussions with CSIRO collaborators, particularly scientists in the NSW Department of Primary Industries and Farmer Groups, with whom CSIRO conducts much of its applied research on farms. • Controlled-environment experimentation to assess how root and shoot competition in pasture swards affects P acquisition efficiency. Transfer of skills in root assessment . • Review areas for potential future collaboration/ joint projects.
Collaborator Contribution Dr Rebecca Stutz will be hosted by Dr Tegan Darch and Dr Martin Blackwell at Rothamsted Research, North Wyke in summer 2020. Activities will allow Dr Stutz to gain an understanding of the facilities and current research activity at North Wyke and in the wider UK climate, while undertaking experimental work to gain skills in measuring micro-nutrients in forages. • Experience the North Wyke Farm Platform to see management, instrumentation, and data analysis from the Farm Platform. Dr Stutz will meet other researchers involved with the Farm Platform, including those doing life-cycle and economic modelling of the systems and will bring learnings knowledge back to inform CSIRO's development of the Boorowa Digitally-Integrated Farm Management System. • Visit field experiments/ controlled environment experiments. For example, a plot-scale experiment looking at different sward establishment methods, species richness, and seeding rate of multispecies swards; a pot trial looking at micronutrient uptake of monoculture and mixed sward pasture species; and field trials investigating 'controlled rotational grazing' relative to less intensive grazing. There will also be the opportunity to visit other facilities on site, such as the new Small Ruminant Facility, which will house highly-controlled and monitored sheep trials, and can be used, for example, for feeding trials of different herbage mixtures and where all excreta can be collected and analysed for nutrient content. • Experimentation to quantify the spatial variability of soil macro- and micro-nutrients, and the variability of herbage concentrations of those nutrients in the overlying herbage. • Review areas for potential future collaboration/ joint projects. • Rebecca will be invited to give a presentation to SAS-NW, maximising the benefit of the exchange and future collaborative opportunities, by ensure that the group are fully aware of the skills and research interests of CSIROs Productive forages team.
Impact Experiments are still ongoing.
Start Year 2020
 
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 United Kingdom 
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
Country Uruguay 
Sector Academic/University 
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
 
Company Name PHOSFIELD LTD 
Description Phosfield Ltd is a company that has developed and will supply a low cost in-field soil testing kit. We hope to develop this for other nutrients too. It will also be supported by detailed agronomic advice based on soil types, something which is not curently considered in England and Wales. 
Year Established 2019 
Impact This project has been funded by ERDF Agritech Cornwall and also builds on considerable work carried out during the Delivering Sustainable Systems and Soil to Nutrition ISPs. It could potentially encourage larger numbers of farmers and agronomists to test soils more frequently and in more detail, meaning crop production and fertiliser use is optimised.
 
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 2nd International Workshopon 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 Gave a presentation on phosphorus use efficiency and included the NWFP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description 7th Greenhouse gas and animal agriculture 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 talk on sustainability metrics from S2N
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 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 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 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 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 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 Alltech ONE (Lexington, Kentucky, 26-28 May 2019) 
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 Discussed findings from S2N research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://one.alltech.com/
 
Description Ammonia mitigation workshops for farmers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Farmers informed of ammonia mitigation options and requirements under the Defra Clean Air Strategy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 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 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 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 Big Bang Exhibition 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Debate about making agriculture more sustainable. Children made different soil profile, nutrient density of different food products was presented and GHGs related to agriculture were discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Big Bang South West 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Students learning about the research we do and our science
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description British society of soil science conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SOIL SENSING APPLICATIONS: QUANTIFYING THE TRADE-OFFS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description British society of soil science conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SOIL SENSING APPLICATIONS: QUANTIFYING THE TRADE-OFFS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Co-author of a presentation at the conference: GGAA, 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 Co-author of talk: Deriving nitrous oxide emission factors for manures applied to agricultural land in the UK. Presented by Rachel thorman
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Co-author of a presentation at the conference: GGAA, 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 Co-author of talk: Quantification of sheep urine patch N2O emission factors from extensively grazed grasslands. Presented by Kara Marsden
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Communications with Lilburne estates and Quickes Cheese on farm carbon calculations 
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 Advised and provided link to on farm conducting of carbon budgets, linked with ERDF partners at Duchy
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Early career research conference of the British society of soil science 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact EXPLORING PRACTICAL PATHWAYS OF USING NIR / MIR SOIL SPECTRA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented research on How much is enough; Nutritional density scores of 22 food products
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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, 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 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 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 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: 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: 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 Guy Horsington (Deputy Director, Future Farming, Defra) 
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 Discussed findings from S2N research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 IPCC in-country review of the UK GHG emission inventory 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented the UK-specific methods and improvements for estimating emissions from agricultural sources
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description IPCC in-country review of the UK GHG emission inventory 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presented the UK-specific methods and improvements for estimating emissions from agricultural sources
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Impact Lab - Sustainable Food Production Hackathon 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation of invited paper on sustainability metrics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Impact lab sustainable food challenge workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Participated in debate and discussion and networked
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Ammonia Mitigation Workshop, Beijing, China 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Improved understanding of options available and further developments required for mitigation of ammonia emissions in China
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Global Phosphate and Compound Fertilizer Industry Development Conference 2019, Beijing, PR China 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Gave a presentation on phosphorus use efficiency and included the NWFP
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description International Nitrogen Management System workshop, Edinburgh 
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 Development of guidance regarding indicators of efficient nitrogen use on dairy farms
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 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 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 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 Interview for National Newspaper 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact This interview initiated quite a lot of debate and several other media channels have reported the information in it. It also publicised two publications we produced related to it stimulating a large number of views.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/06/phosphate-fertiliser-crisis-threatens-world-food...
 
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 Media interview: BBC News at Six (broadcasted 19 August 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Discussed findings from S2N research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Media interview: BBC News at Ten (broadcasted 11 October 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Discussed findings from S2N research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Media interview: BBC Panorama (broadcasted 14 October 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Discussed findings from S2N research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Media interview: Reuters (published 7 October 2019) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Discussed findings from S2N research
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://uk.reuters.com/article/britain-farming-science/feature-uk-farm-lab-ploughs-technology-to-hel...
 
Description Membership and Participation in Task Force for Devon Climate Emergency Response Group (DCERG) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Gather evidence for the planning of tasks to achieve net zero carbon in Devon
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Pedometrics Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SEPARATING THE SIGNAL FROM THE NOISE: EXPLORING PRACTICAL PATHWAYS OF USING NIR / MIR / XRF SOIL DATA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 International Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact An invited presentation on 'Nutrient Efficiency and Improving Nutritional Value of Crops: Innovations from the UK' at the 2nd International Workshop on Agriculture Green Development.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at International Phosphate and Compound Fertiliser Conference, Beijing. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Invited presentation at International Phosphate and Compound Fertiliser Conference, Beijing. Presented details of latest work from UK.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation at Rothamsted Research Days 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presentation titled 'Back to the Future for Phosphorus Research', highlighting links with industry partners involved in developing phosphorus fertilisers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 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 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 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 conference: Climate change, reactive nitrogen, food security and sustainable agriculture. Garmisch, Germany 
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 Presented the talk: Denitrification from manure deposited by grazing livestock
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Presentation in IFS conference 
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 Presented papeer on Nitrification inhibitors
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Quantitative biology forum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact SEPARATING THE SIGNAL FROM THE NOISE: EXPLORING PRACTICAL PATHWAYS OF USING NIR / MIR / XRF SOIL DATA
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Recent Advances in Animal Nutrition 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented research on The potential of silage lactic acid bacteria derived nano-selenium as a dietary supplement in sheep
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Rothamsted student symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact EVALUATING SOIL SPECTRA FOR PREDICTING CROP SIZE
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description SCI-BSAS Livestock and Climate Change meeting 
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 Improved understanding of emission sources, estimation methods and mitigation possibnilities for UK livestock produciton
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 Seminar at University of Hertfordshire "The Rothamsted Long-Term Experiments: biological barometers of change" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Seminar presented on recent and current work using long term field experiments at Rothamsted
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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. 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 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 Food Trust - Towards net zero C 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Presentation of invited paper on sustainability metrics
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 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: - 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 of Reading university students on MSc by Research in Agriculture, Ecology and Environment 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presented material on Rothamsted LTEs and new experimenst focussed on sustainable systems; included field walk to Broadbalk, Park Grass and Large Scale Rotation Experiment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visit of University of Hertfordshire students on Environmental management MSc 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Presented material on Rothamsted LTEs and new experimenst focussed on sustainable systems; included field walk to Broadbalk, Park Grass and Large Scale Rotation Experiment.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Visit of Winkleigh Young Farmers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented the findings so far of the NWFP interventions to the young farmers to discuss sustainable farming options
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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 on Integrated Sustainable Nitrogen Management, Brussels 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Refinement of the developing Guidance Document on Integrated Sustainable Nitrogen Management
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
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
 
Description attended Future Farm Launch, Duchy College 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Represented Rothamsted in launch of farm
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description f-Tales conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Presented research on Sustainability metrics associated with product quality and land use
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description lecture to Duchy College undergraduates 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Gave a lecture on microbial processes in silage making, importance of minimising lossess from silage,
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description member of Devon and Cornwall Soils alliance soils working group 
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 Group of all parties working in soils in Devon and cornwall to inrease cohesiveness and collaboration
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019