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
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