September, 28, 2018.
P3 Researcher shortlisted for Newton Prize
Congratulations to Dr Caspar Chater who has been shortlisted for the 2018 Newton Prize for his work: Improving bean water use efficiency and bean nitrogen fixation under drought using non-transgenic Mesoamerican germplasm. The project is in collaboration with the Institute of Biotechnology of the National Autonomous University of Mexico,… Full story
September, 5, 2018.
P3 presents Mobile Mass Spectrometry at the ACS National Meeting & Expo
P3 member Dr Heather Walker has showcased new portable mass spectrometry equipment at a major international conference. Dr Walker, who manages the University of Sheffield’s Biological Mass Spectrometry Facility, presented a workshop, ‘Mobile Mass Spectrometry: Taking the Laboratory to the Field’, after trialling the new mobile equipment in June. She… Full story
August, 31, 2018.
World-leading plant growth facility set to become more sustainable
One of the most advanced plant growth facilities in the world, which is helping scientists to enhance our understanding of how crops are being affected by climate change and disease, is set to become more sustainable thanks to new funding. The Sir David Read Controlled Environment Facility in the University… Full story
August, 8, 2018.
Take a tour around the P3 controlled environment facilities
Haarkon are visual storytellers Magnus and India. Together, they run a hugely popular blog showcasing their spectacular photographs, which capture the contrasts between nature and architecture. Haarkon recently visited the University of Sheffield to photograph the plant science labs at the Arthur Willis Environment Centre and the Sir David… Full story
July, 25, 2018.
Rice with fewer stomata requires less water and is better suited for climate change
Study finds engineered rice lines with low stomatal density used just 60 per cent of the normal amount of water and were able to survive drought and high temperatures for longer than unaltered plants. Almost half of the global rice crop derives from rain-fed agricultural systems where drought and high… Full story
June, 22, 2018.
Taking the Laboratory Out to the Field
Last week P3 Centre Scientists, led by Professor Mike Burrell and Dr Heather Walker, were out in the field with the latest portable analytical equipment. The trial was carried out at an RAGT Seeds facility in Essex, accompanied by collaborators Celia Bequain and Dr Richard Summers from RAGT. This was… Full story
May, 4, 2018.
Potatoes prove to be nation’s most popular crop in first national own-grown food survey since second world war
Scientists at University of Sheffield reveal most popular fruit and vegetables grown in UK gardens and allotments Potatoes are most popular crop grown by gardeners and allotment holders with strawberries, plums and currants being the most productive crops by yield density Survey is first of its kind since Dig for… Full story
March, 30, 2018.
Multidisciplinary and industry event: P3 in collaboration with the KTN host successful event: Driving engagement, innovation and impact in plant science.
On 27th March University of Sheffield’s P3 Centre invited international delegates from across the Agri-tech industry to participate in a full programme of talks, networking and a “Question Time” panel event. Over 120 attendees joined us in the grand location of the University’s Firth Hall to discuss how we can work… Full story
February, 21, 2018.
Novel tool identified in fight against crop disease
A new study from The University of Sheffield’s P3 centre, (Plant Production and Protection) led by Professors Jurriaan Ton and Beining Chen, has discovered a new priming compound that can prime resistance against a broad range of diseases. By adopting RBH as a priming agent in plant species such as… Full story
February, 13, 2018.
Scientists identify factors which drive the evolution of herbicide resistance
Scientists from the University of Sheffield have identified what is driving crop resistance to herbicides on a national scale. The costs of weed management have doubled due to evolved herbicide resistance. Farms that use a greater volume of herbicide have more resistance. New findings could have an important impact on… Full story