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
October, 18, 2017.
P3 scientist shortlisted for Newton Prize
Professor Julie Gray, a scientist in the Plant Production and Protection (P3) Centre at the University of Sheffield has been shortlisted for one of the 2017 Newton Prizes. Professor Gray was shortlisted for the prize along with her research colleagues Dr Apichart Vanavichit of the Rice Gene Discovery Unit at… Full story
September, 22, 2017.
A “fix and flex” model explains how plants breathe
New research published this week by University of Sheffield scientists is rewriting our textbook understanding of how plants breathe. Plants “breathe” by taking up carbon dioxide and expelling oxygen through microscopic pores called stomata, which are surrounded by guard cells. The research proposes a new mechanism of how the stomata… Full story
June, 16, 2017.
Knowledge Exchange team is runner up in Praxis Unico Impact Awards 2017
The Knowledge Exchange (KE) Team for the Plant Production and Protection (P3) Centre at the University of Sheffield was last night named as one of the two runners-up to the ‘KE Team of the Year’ at the Praxis Unico Impact Awards. Being named as a finalist reflected how the team… Full story
May, 16, 2017.
Shedding light on the beginning of farming
Researchers from the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures at the University of Sheffield have shed light on how hunter-gatherers first began farming and how crops were domesticated to depend on humans. Domesticated crops have been transformed almost beyond recognition in comparison with their wild relatives – a change that happened… Full story
April, 12, 2017.
Are we still digging for victory? Scientists measure the UK’s own-grown fruit and vegetable production
From window boxes and growbags to greenhouses and allotments, scientists need your help to measure the amount of own-grown fruit and vegetables across the UK in the first national estimate of the 21st century. The MYHarvest survey, which will be the first since the famous Dig for Victory campaign during… Full story
April, 4, 2017.
Wolfson Foundation CEO Visits P3 Facility
Scientists from the Plant Production and Protection (P3) Centre at the University of Sheffield were delighted to be able to welcome Paul Ramsbottom, CEO of the Wolfson Foundation to visit their labs at the beginning of April. The Wolfson Foundation awarded £1 million to P3 in 2016 and this was… Full story
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