Introgression and wide hybrid genetics, genomics and germplasm development in Lolium/Festuca (Festulolium) and white clover

Lead Research Organisation: Aberystwyth University
Department Name: IBERS

Abstract

This research builds on and exploits the considerable genetic and genomic platforms that have been developed at IBERS for the Lolium/Festuca introgression system and Trifolium spp. interspecific hybrids. It encompasses both detailed genetic, genomic and phenomic calibrations and targeted germplasm development addressing key breeding objectives established in consultation with the commercial sector. The work focuses on Lolium/Festuca and Trifolium introgression genomics and phenomics, exploiting wide hybridisation and inter-genomic recombination to generate novel genotypes and phenotypes. Specifically, this research involves the identification and crossing of experimental genotypes in order to define regions of the genome that confer potentially useful characteristics. By developing associated molecular and phenotypic calibrations, it is then possible to use these experimental genotypes as core populations for the transfer of target traits into new grass and clover varieties. Particular target traits are root growth, persistency, nitrogen, phosphorus and water use efficiency and cold and drought tolerance.
 
Description Transfers of Festuca-derived genes for drought tolerance into Italian and perennial ryegrass have led to an initial >80% improvement in water-use-efficiency. This is an indication of the potential role of Festuloliums in breeding and modifying grasslands for future climate change.

Experimental and field evaluations of different Lolium spp. x Festuca spp. amphiploid hybrids and introgression populations (Festuloliums) indicate both quality (Lolium-related traits) and abiotic stress tolerance (Festuca-derived traits) can be maintained in pre-breeding populations.

We have demonstrated that Festulolium has potential for bioremediation of mining sites due to its ability to establish and persist in this terrain type=

A study of root ontogeny in a Festulolium cultivar has been associated with improved soil structure, porosity and reduced rainfall run-off. Such advances indicate future strategies for addressing uncertain and unpredictable weather patterns

Lolium-Festuca chromosome substitution lines, derived-BC2 (113 genotypes) and a control population (c. 20 genotypes of the same L. perenne background with no Festuca pratensis introgression) populations have been screened on the IBERS Infinium genotyping array and are being evaluated for a range of traits. This will be a useful platform for dissecting the role of Festuca introgressions on trait performance.

We have found that Festuloliums involving abiotic stress tolerant Mediterranean and North African fescues provide protein with enhanced stability under rumen conditions and show potential for land reclamation of open-cast mine spoils.

Phylogenetic analysis of 48 Trifolium accessions indicates tetraploid (agricultural) T. repens might be ancestrally derived from a diploid hybrid of T. nigrescens x T. occidentale, which later hybridised with T. pallescens.
Exploitation Route We have strong interactions with plant breeding companies and the germplasm resources developed are being evaluated for their potential for development as new commercial varieties.
Sectors Agriculture, Food and Drink

 
Description The various activities of Prof M Humphreys have raised awareness of how targeted breeding of forage grasses can be used for addressing environmental challenges. Germinal (Forage Seed Company and AU commercial partner) have funded a new forage breeding post at Aberystwyth University, the remit of which includes breeding grasses for more challenging environments.
First Year Of Impact 2016
Sector Agriculture, Food and Drink
 
Description Invited delegate to European Infrastructures Initiative: EMPHASIS
Geographic Reach Europe 
Policy Influence Type Participation in a national consultation
 
Description A China-UK joint phenomics consortium to dissect the basis of crop stress resistance in the face of climate change
Amount £30,612 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/R02118X/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2018 
End 06/2022
 
Description BBSRC Embrapa
Amount £46,624 (GBP)
Funding ID BB/N004469/1 
Organisation Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 03/2016
 
Description PlantRecombination
Amount £158,882 (GBP)
Funding ID 663830-AU-110 
Organisation Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions 
Sector Academic/University
Country Global
Start 02/2018 
End 02/2021
 
Description A China-UK consortium to reduce environmental pollution using novel grass varieties 
Organisation Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution International consortium building
Collaborator Contribution International consortium building
Impact Too early in the programme
Start Year 2015
 
Description A China-UK consortium to reduce environmental pollution using novel grass varieties 
Organisation Shanxi Agricultural University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution International consortium building
Collaborator Contribution International consortium building
Impact Too early in the programme
Start Year 2015
 
Description Chinese Government Scholarship 
Organisation Sichuan University
Country China 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Supervised a 1 Year visit by Masters student Yajuan Cheng (2015-2016) Sichuan University
Collaborator Contribution Funding through a Chinese Government Scholarship for travel and subsistence for 1 year research at Aberystwyth University
Impact Two publications: (1) Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution (2016) 4(89): 1-12 (2) Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution (2016) DOI 10,1007/s10722-015-0324-5
Start Year 2015
 
Description Eucarpia Festulolium group 
Organisation DLF Trifolium
Country Czech Republic 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Trialing sites and Festulolium cultivars from the UK
Collaborator Contribution Trialing sites and Festulolium cultivars from across Europe
Impact Paper in preparation. Associated with reports and workshops and successive Eucarpia meetings
Start Year 2012
 
Description Eucarpia Festulolium group 
Organisation French National Institute of Agricultural Research
Country France 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Trialing sites and Festulolium cultivars from the UK
Collaborator Contribution Trialing sites and Festulolium cultivars from across Europe
Impact Paper in preparation. Associated with reports and workshops and successive Eucarpia meetings
Start Year 2012
 
Description Eucarpia Festulolium group 
Organisation Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research
Country Netherlands 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Trialing sites and Festulolium cultivars from the UK
Collaborator Contribution Trialing sites and Festulolium cultivars from across Europe
Impact Paper in preparation. Associated with reports and workshops and successive Eucarpia meetings
Start Year 2012
 
Description Eucarpia Festulolium group 
Organisation Institute for Medicinal Plant Research Kruševac (IKBKS)
Country Serbia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Trialing sites and Festulolium cultivars from the UK
Collaborator Contribution Trialing sites and Festulolium cultivars from across Europe
Impact Paper in preparation. Associated with reports and workshops and successive Eucarpia meetings
Start Year 2012
 
Description Eucarpia Festulolium group 
Organisation Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research
Country Norway 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Trialing sites and Festulolium cultivars from the UK
Collaborator Contribution Trialing sites and Festulolium cultivars from across Europe
Impact Paper in preparation. Associated with reports and workshops and successive Eucarpia meetings
Start Year 2012
 
Description Eucarpia Festulolium group 
Organisation Polish Academy of Sciences
Department Institute of Plant Genetics
Country Poland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Trialing sites and Festulolium cultivars from the UK
Collaborator Contribution Trialing sites and Festulolium cultivars from across Europe
Impact Paper in preparation. Associated with reports and workshops and successive Eucarpia meetings
Start Year 2012
 
Description Eucarpia Festulolium group 
Organisation Rothamsted Research
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Trialing sites and Festulolium cultivars from the UK
Collaborator Contribution Trialing sites and Festulolium cultivars from across Europe
Impact Paper in preparation. Associated with reports and workshops and successive Eucarpia meetings
Start Year 2012
 
Description Eucarpia Festulolium group 
Organisation Teagasc
Department Teagasc Food Research Centre
Country Ireland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Trialing sites and Festulolium cultivars from the UK
Collaborator Contribution Trialing sites and Festulolium cultivars from across Europe
Impact Paper in preparation. Associated with reports and workshops and successive Eucarpia meetings
Start Year 2012
 
Description HARMONIA: Polish Research project "CDKG/Ph1: czy istnieje uniwersalny mechanizm regulujacy stabilnosc genomu u traw?" 
Organisation Faculty of Biology and Environmental Protection
Country Poland 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution We provide the molecular biology and cell biology expertise to the Polish group. John Doonan is named foriegn collaborator on the grant (equivalent to responsive mode BBSRC grant) and the PDRA/students will spend significant periods of time in IBERS
Collaborator Contribution They are expert in molecular cytology and ploidy variants in grasses
Impact VOGEL JP, GORDON S, STEINWAND M, BRAGG JN, YOUNG H, BARRY K, SCHMUTZ J, CATALAN P, CONTRERAS B, HASTEROK R, DOONAN J, MUR L, BUDAK H, CHALHOUB B (2013) The genus Brachypodim as a tool to study perenniality and polyploidy. Invited lecture on the 1st International Brachypodium Conference, 19-21 June, Modena, Italy. Abstract Book, pp. 15 Visit to Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom (3 weeks - 2015; 3 weeks - 2014)
Start Year 2015
 
Description Nitrogen Use Efficiency 
Organisation ADAS
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Development of precise genetic stocks using advanced genotyping technologies and their detailed phenomic characterisation
Collaborator Contribution Replicated field trials and physiological analysis of nitrogen use efficiency and lodging
Impact Advice to government on nitrogen fertilisation regimes
Start Year 2012
 
Description 6-monthly Grass Breeding Team meeting with Germinal Holdings and Rothamsted Research 9-10 Dec 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 6-monthly Grass Breeding Team meeting with Germinal Holdings and Rothamsted Research 9-10 Dec 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description AEGIS Project Workshop - Establishment of the European Forage Collection - Hungary, T?pi?szele IT 
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 -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description AEGIS project workshop on the "Establishment of the European Forages Collection-Sweden, Alnarp IT 
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 -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description AHDB Beef Enterprises in Arable Systems project open day, featuring SUREROOT - 23rd Sept 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact AHDB Beef Enterprises in Arable Systems project open day, featuring SUREROOT - 23rd Sept 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description AHDB Conference: Discover, Innovate and Grow at Kegworth, Derbyshire talk entitled " Developing new drought tolerant varieties - 2nd March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact AHDB Conference: Discover, Innovate and Grow at Kegworth, Derbyshire talk entitled " Developing new drought tolerant varieties - 2nd March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description AHDB Grass Research Day, featuring current R&D projects including SUREROOT - 29th June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact AHDB Grass Research Day, featuring current R&D projects including SUREROOT - 29th June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://beefandlamb.ahdb.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/AHDB-grass-research-day-200716.pdf?utm_...
 
Description AHDB Grazing Club Case Study on SUREROOT - July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact AHDB Grazing Club Case Study on SUREROOT http://beefandlamb.ahdb.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Case-study-July-Sureroot-project-210715.pdf
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://beefandlamb.ahdb.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Case-study-July-Sureroot-project-210715...
 
Description AHDB Soil Health Workshop (series of on farm events held throughout England), featuring SUREROOT - 12th-15th Sept 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact AHDB Soil Health Workshop (series of on farm events held throughout England), featuring SUREROOT - 12th-15th Sept 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description AHDB presentation to Aberdeen Angus Youth Development Programme on grassland management, featuring SUREROOT - 24th Sept 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact AHDB presentation to Aberdeen Angus Youth Development Programme on grassland management, featuring SUREROOT - 24th Sept 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description AHDB presentation to Buttersham Shepards club evening meeting on grassland management (Update given on current projects, including SUREROOT) - 10th Jan 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact AHDB presentation to Buttersham Shepards club evening meeting on grassland management (Update given on current projects, including SUREROOT) - 10th Jan 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description AHDB update to National Trust on current grass and soil health R&D projects, including SUREROOT - 20th Oct 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact AHDB update to National Trust on current grass and soil health R&D projects, including SUREROOT - 20th Oct 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description AHDB visit to Allerton Project with update on AHDB projects including SUREROOT - 31st Jan 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact AHDB visit to Allerton Project with update on AHDB projects including SUREROOT - 31st Jan 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Aberystwyth University Press Release (19th February 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Article on BBSRC SUREROOT Project in NORGRASS magazine p52 Feb 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article on BBSRC SUREROOT Project in NORGRASS magazine p52 Feb 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC News Science & Environment (27th April 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBC News Science and Environment (27th April 2013) 
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 Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description BBSRC Expert Panel for Germplasm Collections 
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 Advice to BBSRC on germplasm collection and maintenance
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBSRC Germplasm Resource Panel 
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 Report submitted to BBSRC

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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description BBSRC SUREROOT Project article produced by HCC and circulated to supply chain via e-zine July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact BBSRC SUREROOT Project article produced by HCC and circulated to supply chain via e-zine July 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured at host/project farm as part of BGS Summer Tour Cornwall, 15th July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured at host/project farm as part of BGS Summer Tour Cornwall, 15th July 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.britishgrassland.com/page/summer-meeting-2015
 
Description BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in AHDB Beef & Lamb R&D Review (p14) Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in AHDB Beef & Lamb R&D Review (p14) Sept 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in seminar and Q&A session (RRES & IBERS) at Grasslands South West, 7th May 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in seminar and Q&A session (RRES & IBERS) at Grasslands South West, 7th May 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBSRC SUREROOT Project pop-up banner on Germinal Holding's stand at Grasslands South West, Shepton Mallet, 7th May 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact BBSRC SUREROOT Project pop-up banner on Germinal Holding's stand at Grasslands South West, Shepton Mallet, 7th May 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBSRC SUREROOT Project poster produced by RRES for NIB Conference 15-16 June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact BBSRC SUREROOT Project poster produced by RRES for NIB Conference 15-16 June 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.nib.ac.uk/uk-national-institutes-of-bioscience-2015-conference/
 
Description BBSRC SUREROOT Project presentation to Germinal UK & Ireland visiting IBERS 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact BBSRC SUREROOT Project presentation to Germinal UK & Ireland visiting IBERS
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description BBSRC SUREROOT Project update by HM to AHDB Dairy/Llaeth farmer group 9th Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact BBSRC SUREROOT Project update by HM to AHDB Dairy/Llaeth farmer group 9th Sept 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BGS Grass and Forage Farmer (May 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description British Association of Seed Growers visit to IBERS (farmers) - 18th & 19th April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact British Association of Seed Growers visit to IBERS (farmers) - 18th & 19th April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Cambrian News 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Daily Post (North Wales) (27th February 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Darlington and Stockton Times (14th March 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Debbie Allen attending EUCARPIA 2016 conference http://eucarpia2016.org/ with SUREROOT poster "Genetic Mapping of Root Traits in Lolium Perenne" 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Debbie Allen attending EUCARPIA 2016 conference http://eucarpia2016.org/ with SUREROOT poster "Genetic Mapping of Root Traits in Lolium Perenne"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://eucarpia2016.org/
 
Description Exhibit on the North Wyke Farm Platform at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition 30th June - 6th July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Exhibit on the North Wyke Farm Platform at the Royal Society Summer Exhibition 30th June - 6th July 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://sse.royalsociety.org/2015/
 
Description Farmers Guardian (20th February 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Fascination of plants, Aberaeron 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact NPPC staff ran a stall, aimed at introducing plant biology and crop breeding to the general public. The exhibits were "hands on" and illustrated bio-diversity, adaptation as well as the use of tachnology to study and improve plants/crops
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Feature on BBSRC SUREROOT Project in HCC Publication "Getting the most from your soil" (p27) July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Feature on BBSRC SUREROOT Project in HCC Publication "Getting the most from your soil" July 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://hccmpw.org.uk/publications/farming_and_industry_development/grassland_management/
 
Description Feature on BBSRC SUREROOT Project in Mole Valley Farmers Newsletter (p18) April 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Feature on BBSRC SUREROOT Project in Mole Valley Farmers Newsletter (p18) April 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.molevalleyfarmers.com/cms-webapp/userfiles/file/Mole%20Valley%20Farmers%20Newsletter/2015...
 
Description Financial Times (April 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Forager (Jan. 2013) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Germinal attendance highlighting projects at European Seed Trade Association Trade Fair, Rome - 10th-11th Oct 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Germinal attendance highlighting projects at European Seed Trade Association Trade Fair, Rome - 10th-11th Oct 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.euroseeds.eu
 
Description Germinal representing project at BEEF Expo, Bakewell - 20th May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Germinal representing project at BEEF Expo, Bakewell - 20th May 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.nationalbeefassociation.com/beef-expo/
 
Description Germinal representing project at International Seed Federation Meeting - Uruguay Trade Fair to meet overseas distributors - 9th-14th May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Germinal representing project at International Seed Federation Meeting - Uruguay Trade Fair to meet overseas distributors - 9th-14th May 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.worldseed.org
 
Description Germinal representing project at National Sheep Association event, Malvern - 27th July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Germinal representing project at National Sheep Association event, Malvern - 27th July 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.nationalsheep.org.uk/nsa-sheep-event/
 
Description Germinal-hosted Semilais FITO (Spanish distributor) visit to IBERS - 14th-15th Nov 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Germinal-hosted Semilais FITO (Spanish distributor) visit to IBERS - 14th-15th Nov 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Grass and Forage Farmer (May 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Grass and Forage Farmer (Spring 2012) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2012
 
Description HM article on BBSRC SUREROOT Project in Waitrose "Farmlink" Magazine (p6) August 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact HM article on BBSRC SUREROOT Project in Waitrose "Farmlink" Magazine (p6) August 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description HM presentation on BBSRC SUREROOT Project to Wye Valley Grassland Society, Builth Wells, 21st Oct 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact HM presentation on BBSRC SUREROOT Project to Wye Valley Grassland Society, Builth Wells, 21st Oct 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description HM presentation on BBSRC SUREROOT Project to delegates at AHDB Dairy Research Day, Attleborough, 29th Oct 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact HM presentation on BBSRC SUREROOT Project to delegates at AHDB Dairy Research Day, Attleborough, 29th Oct 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description ITV West News (6th March 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ITV: Coast and Country Programme (2nd May 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description ITV: Welsh News (30th April 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Invited speaker - National Soil Symposium 24th November 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Invited speaker - National Soil Symposium 24th November 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.soilassociation.org/farmersgrowers/events/nationalsoilsymposium/2014symposium/agenda
 
Description Invited speaker. "Resilient and multifunctional-grasslands for agriculture and environmental service during a time of climate change" Conference on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in a Changing Climate, 27-29 January 2014, Lillehammer, Norway 
Form Of Engagement Activity Scientific meeting (conference/symposium etc.)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Type Of Presentation keynote/invited speaker
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact Invited speaker. "Resilient and multifunctional-grasslands for agriculture and environmental service during a time of climate change" Conference on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture in a Changing Climate, 27-29 January 2014, Lillehammer, Norway
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://climate.nordgen.org/program
 
Description Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in "The Furrow" (June 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Launch of BBSRC SUREROOT Project featured in "The Furrow" (June 2014)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Life & Environment/Bioscience Seminar Series at Bangor University: Developing climate-proof grasslands for agricultural production and for ecosystem service. - 26th Feb 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Life & Environment/Bioscience Seminar Series at Bangor University: Developing climate-proof grasslands for agricultural production and for ecosystem service. - 26th Feb 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MH Presentation on BBSRC SUREROOT Project to HCC R&D Advisory Group, Aberystwyth, 3rd June 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MH Presentation on BBSRC SUREROOT Project to HCC R&D Advisory Group, Aberystwyth, 3rd June 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description MH member of a Panel on Climate Change at RWS 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact MH member of a Panel on Climate Change at RWS 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description MH presentation on BBSRC SUREROOT Project to Shanxi Agricultural University, Shanxi, China, 24th Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact MH presentation on BBSRC SUREROOT Project to Shanxi Agricultural University, Shanxi, China, 24th Sept 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Mention of BBSRC SUREROOT Project in EBLEX Spring 2015 Bulletin (March 2015) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Mention of BBSRC SUREROOT Project in EBLEX Spring 2015 Bulletin (March 2015)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.eblex.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/BRP-Bulletin-spring-2015-190215.pdf
 
Description NFU Voice of British Farming (24th February 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description NFU Wales 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description NPPC website and data portal 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact A general website including information on activities at NPPC, platforms available, resources generated in terms of data and software. A secure access portal is provided for transfer of unpublished data between the Centre and users.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016,2017,2018,2019
URL https://www.plant-phenomics.ac.uk/
 
Description Overview of BBSRC SUREROOT Project on BGS website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Overview of BBSRC SUREROOT Project on BGS website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.britishgrassland.com/page/sureroot-project
 
Description Poster at postgraduate Excellence With Impact poster presentation session - 14th April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Poster at postgraduate Excellence With Impact poster presentation session - 14th April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation about the BBSRC SUREROOT Project to Waitrose and Dalehead Foods South West lamb producers 14th January 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation about the BBSRC SUREROOT Project to Waitrose and Dalehead Foods South West lamb producers 14th January 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation about the BBSRC SUREROOT Project to Waitrose and Dalehead Foods Welsh lamb producers 8th January 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation about the BBSRC SUREROOT Project to Waitrose and Dalehead Foods Welsh lamb producers 8th January 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation by HM on BBSRC SUREROOT Project to AHDB Beef & Lamb Consultants R&D Workshop, Kenilworth, 15th Sept 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation by HM on BBSRC SUREROOT Project to AHDB Beef & Lamb Consultants R&D Workshop, Kenilworth, 15th Sept 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Presentation on BBSRC SUREROOT Project at "Discover, Innovate & Grow" AHDB Dairy Research Seminar 1st-2nd March 2016, Kegworth, Derbyshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Presentation on BBSRC SUREROOT Project at "Discover, Innovate & Grow" AHDB Dairy Research Seminar 1st-2nd March 2016, Kegworth, Derbyshire
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Presentation on BBSRC SUREROOT Project to Yorkshire Farming & Wildlife Partnership farmer meeting, Skipton, 24th Feb 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Presentation on BBSRC SUREROOT Project to Yorkshire Farming & Wildlife Partnership farmer meeting, Skipton, 24th Feb 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.farmingandwildlife.net/
 
Description Presentation on the BBSRC SUREROOT Project to the Welsh Soils Discussion Group 12th December 2014 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact 6-monthly Grass Breeding Team meeting with Germinal Holdings and Rothamsted Research 9-10 Dec 2014
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://soils.org.uk/welsh-soil-discussion-group
 
Description Press release by Germinal GB to coincide with publication of climate change report and the RWS 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Press release by Germinal GB to coincide with publication of climate change report and the RWS 2016, entitled "Grass Roots Project targets solution to flooding"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.germinal.com/news/post/134/2016/07/grass-roots-project-targets-solution-to-flooding/
 
Description Project mention in AHDB Beef & Lamb article in Farmers Guardian 2nd Sept 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Project mention in AHDB Beef & Lamb article in Farmers Guardian 2nd Sept
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description RWAS Royal Welsh Show - BBSRC SUREROOT Project banner and mentions at panel breakfast 22nd July 2015 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact RWAS Royal Welsh Show - BBSRC SUREROOT Project banner and mentions at panel breakfast 22nd July 2015
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description RWS, provided centre piece of IBERS marquee 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact NPPC provided rhizatrons and other phenotyping equipment as the centre piece in the IBERS marqee, with staff to explain the role of new computer assisted technologies in plant improvement and food security
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Radio 4: Farming Today (29th April 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Radio Berkshire: Ann Diamond Show (6th March 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Radio Wales: Good Morning Wales (6th March 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Radio Wales: Jason Mohammed Programme (1st May 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description SUREROOT Article in Forager magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Article on SUREROOT in Winter 2015/2016 edition of Forager, produced by Germinal.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SUREROOT article in Farmers Guardian 1st April 2016 and online in FG Insight 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SUREROOT article in Farmers Guardian 1st April 2016 and online in FG Insight
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.fginsight.com/news/news/new-grasses-to-cope-with-changing-climatic-conditions-11196
 
Description SUREROOT banner on RRES stand at Livestock Event, NEC, Birmingham July 6th-7th 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SUREROOT banner on RRES stand at Livestock Event, NEC, Birmingham July 6th-7th 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.livestockevent.co.uk/
 
Description SUREROOT covered in BGS review of 29th June 2016 AHDB Grassland Research Day in Autumn 2016 edition of "Grass & Forage Farmer" 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SUREROOT covered in BGS review of 29th June 2016 AHDB Grassland Research Day in Autumn 2016 edition of "Grass & Forage Farmer"
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SUREROOT featured as part of Farm Platform tour with Phil Murray at North Wyke for AHDB Consultants Training Day, 22nd June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SUREROOT featured as part of Farm Platform tour with Phil Murray at North Wyke for AHDB Consultants Training Day, 22nd June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SUREROOT featured in AHDB Dairy publication: Research into Practice, published July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SUREROOT featured in AHDB Dairy publication: Research into Practice, published July 2016. Page 31 "SUREROOT: A novel approach to root design", including case study on participating farmer.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://dairy.ahdb.org.uk/resources-library/research-development/health-welfare/ahdb-dairy-research-...
 
Description SUREROOT featured in BBSRC case study booklet produced for the 2016 Oxford Farming Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SUREROOT featured in BBSRC case study booklet produced for the 2016 Oxford Farming Conference
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SUREROOT infographic produced by BBSRC 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SUREROOT infographic produced by BBSRC
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SUREROOT pop-up banner displayed at Annual BQP Farmer Awards, Norwich - 17th Nov 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SUREROOT pop-up banner displayed at Annual BQP Farmer Awards, Norwich City FC, approx 300 attendees
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SUREROOT pop-up banner on the Germinal stand at ScotGrass 2016, 18th May, with Heather McCalman (IBERS) and Paul Billings (Germinal) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SUREROOT pop-up banner on the Germinal stand at ScotGrass 2016, 18th May, with Heather McCalman (IBERS) and Paul Billings (Germinal)
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.scotgrass.co.uk/
 
Description SUREROOT pop-up banner, display boards and presentations by Heather McCalman at AHDB Grass Research Day, NIAB, Headley Hall, 29th June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SUREROOT pop-up banner, display boards and presentations by Heather McCalman at AHDB Grass Research Day, NIAB, Headley Hall, 29th June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.britishgrassland.com/event/ahdb-niab-grass-research-day
 
Description SUREROOT presentation to visiting group of NZ lamb producers to IBERS - 8th June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to IBERS of group of NZ lamb producers, hosted by Dalehead. Presentation of project by MH.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SUREROOT presented at HCC On-Farm 2016 event, Coleg Cambria Llysfasi, 17th May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact SUREROOT presented at HCC On-Farm 2016 event, Coleg Cambria Llysfasi, 17th May 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description SW England soils discussion group 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2013
 
Description Salisbury Journal (26th February 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Sunday Times (2nd March 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Technical Article by HM on SUREROOT for Farming Connect website, uploaded 16th May 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Technical Article by HM on SUREROOT for Farming Connect website, uploaded 16th May 2016, entitled "Plant breeding for agriculture to tackle the challenges of climate change:
SUREROOT, a Novel Approach to Root Design.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://businesswales.gov.wales/farmingconnect/posts/plant-breeding-agriculture-tackle-challenges-cl...
 
Description The Furrow (June 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description The Sun (2nd March 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description UK Plant Genetic Resources Group (UKPGRG) - biannual meetings - IT 
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 -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description University visit (Anhui Normal University, China) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Research seminar delivered to future partners in an undergraduate articulation programme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 15 Fulbright students - 14th July 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 15 Fulbright students - 14th July 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 15 Germinal seed merchants - 30th June 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 15 Germinal seed merchants - 30th June 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 15 members of Irish Farmer Discussion Group - 8th Sept 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 15 members of Irish Farmer Discussion Group - 8th Sept 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 15 members of Montgomery YFC rural affairs committee - 23rd April 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 15 members of Montgomery YFC rural affairs committee - 23rd April 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 15 representatives from FUW - 1st Nov 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 15 representatives from FUW - 1st Nov 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 18 Germinal seed growers - 16th March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 18 Germinal seed growers - 16th March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 25 Germinal seed growers & merchants training course - 1st Dec 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 25 Germinal seed growers & merchants training course - 1st Dec 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 25 Germinal seed growers & merchants training course - 29th Nov 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 25 Germinal seed growers & merchants training course - 29th Nov 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 3 representatives of Innovate UK - 7th Feb 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 3 representatives of Innovate UK - 7th Feb 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 8 Nuffield scholars - 17th March 2016 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 8 Nuffield scholars - 17th March 2016
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 8 academics from Poland and Nanjing - 10th Jan 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Visit to IBERS and NPPC tour featuring SUREROOT for 8 academics from Poland and Nanjing - 10th Jan 2017
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Waitrose Publication (March 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Western Morning News (26th February 2014) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Workshop of the Documentation and Information Working Group_IT 
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 -
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Ystwyth Valley Farmers 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact This was one of many farming groups, including Young Farmers groups from across the UK, that have visited NPPC/IBERS over the past several years. The visitors are shown the breeding and phenotyping technologies and other science related topics such as climate change, GM, food science and environmental issues are often discussed.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description visit Lord Bourne Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Wales Office 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Tour and discussion of the role of the NPPC as a National Facility, and its role in training
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018