February, 28, 2017.
How to reduce the environmental impact of a loaf of bread?
With an estimated 12 million loaves sold in the UK every day, bread remains a staple of the British diet. In a ground-breaking study researchers from the University of Sheffield have now calculated the environmental impact of a loaf of bread and which part of its production contributes the most… Full story
December, 8, 2016.
University of Sheffield team wins entrepreneur competition
A team of four researchers from P3 and the Faculty of Science at the University of Sheffield has won the Environment YES innovation competition, beating off challengers from universities across the UK by pitching an idea for fully recyclable paper cups. The Sheffield team members were Chris Dutton and Jess… Full story
October, 7, 2016.
Saving the world — with fish poo
Citizen scientists can help experts understand how society can feed a growing world population by fertilising food with fish poo through a pioneering Kickstarter campaign launched today (19 September 2016). The WeGrow.Social team at the University of Sheffield has teamed up with Humble By Nature, an organic working farm run… Full story
October, 7, 2016.
Properties of cell wall could be the key to plant climate change adaptability
Research published this month by P3 researchers at the University of Sheffield sheds new light on plant growth and provides an insight into how plants might adapt in response to climate change. As part of an project involving collaborators at the University of Leeds, the team used microscopy and genetic… Full story
July, 21, 2016.
P3 researcher wins EPSRC fellowship
Dr Jill Edmondson, a postdoctoral researcher in the Plant Production and Protection (P3) Centre, has been awarded an Early Career Living with Environmental Change Challenge fellowship by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The five year fellowship, which started in June 2016, provides over £970,000 for Jill to… Full story
July, 15, 2016.
New funding kick starts agri-food research
The N8 AgriFood group has announced new pump priming funds aimed at creating a distinct programme of fundamental, translational and multidisciplinary research on agri-food resilience. Two separate funds for local and strategic projects have been made available to researchers at the N8 universities to develop innovative ideas. The funding provides… Full story
April, 18, 2016.
Boosting plant growth via C4 photosynthesis
Plants using C4 photosynthesis grow 20-100 per cent quicker than more common C3 plants by altering the shape, size and structure of their leaves and roots, according to a new study. The ground breaking research, conducted by scientists at the University of Sheffield, revealed why plants using C4 photosynthesis –… Full story
February, 22, 2016.
New funding to improve crop protection
Scientists from the Plant Production and Protection (P3) Centre at the University of Sheffield have been awarded £1 million from the Wolfson Foundation. The funding will be used to establish a state-of-the-art facility for selecting crop varieties that express durable resistance to pests and diseases. The P3 Centre aims to stimulate… Full story