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North Wyke Seminars 2013-2014


All are on Thursdays and begin with tea at 3.30 pm
(Please check with Reception at North Wyke (01837 883500) 24-48 hours before seminars are scheduled to take place to ensure that there have been no changes to the programme).

Thursday 10th October 2013
Title Sustainable intensification of U.K. agriculture – the role of grassland.
Speaker Sinclair Mayne, AgriFood and Biosciences Institute, Belfast
Chair Chis Hodgson

Thursday 7th November 2013
Title High quality pasture for high quality animals and products.
Speaker Michael Lee, Reader in Sustainable Livestock Systems and Food Security, School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Bristol
Chair Robert Orr

Thursday 21st November 2013
Title Weed and invertebrate biodiversity for sustainability in arable ecosystems.
Speaker Cathy Hawes, The James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee
Chair Jenni Dungait

Thursday 5th December 2013 Stapledon Trust Seminar
Title Balancing agriculture and environment: Some science and some sense.
Speaker Tony Parsons, Institute of Agriculture and Environment, Massey University, New Zealand
Chair Robert Orr

Thursday 9th January 2014
Title Pest control strategies: Pesticides, resistance and alternatives.
Speaker Lin Field, Biological Chemistry and Crop Protection Department, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire
Chair Phil Murray

Thursday 23rd January 2014
Title Exploiting root-to-shoot signalling in agriculture.
Speaker Ian Dodd, Lancaster Environment Centre, Lancaster University
Chair Martin Blackwell

Thursday 6th February 2014
Title Processes at the root:soil interface: contributions to intensifying sustainable production.
Speaker Peter Gregory, Chief Executive, East Malling Research, Kent
Chair Jenni Dungait

Thursday 27th February 2014
Title What can crop physiology contribute to the improvement of nitrogen use efficiency in cereal production?
Speaker Ian Bingham, Crop & Soil Systems Research Group, SRUC
Chair Lianhai Wu

Thursday 13th March 2014 (PhD seminar)
Title Water quality on the Farm Platform.
Speaker Sabine Peukert, Rothamsted Research & University of Exeter

Title Engineering biodiversity: The implications of grassland plant diversity on pollinator community diversity and function.
Speaker Katy Orford, Rothamsted Research & University of Bristol

Chair Phil Murray