Centre for Organic Horticulture,
Garden Organic Ryton
United Kingdom CV8 3LG
The Organic Weeds Group
People working on the organic weed management project
is a Senior Research Officer with IOR-HDRA. He has a background in agricultural
experimental work concerned with pests, diseases and varieties. This has included
10 years work in low external input farming systems involving the use of participatory
research and extension methods as well as on-farm trials. He is currently
working on aspects of pest and disease management in organic farming systems
with a specialist interest in a whole farm participatory approach.
is an organic agronomist working on the DEFRA funded 'Conversion to organic
field vegetable production' project in the International Research Department
of HDRA. Phil has been involved in organic horticulture for nearly 15 years
including 7 years as an organic grower in Somerset.
Bill is a part time researcher at IOR-HDRA. As a weed scientist for over 30 years has been involved in many aspects of weed research in both conventional and organic horticulture. His main interest in the current project is to extract and make available to farmers, growers and others as much information as possible on weeds and weed control from the scientific literature and commercial publications.
has been working at HRI Wellesbourne for 9 years. She completed a PhD at Reading
University titled 'The implications of extensification for crop weed interactions
in cereals'. Andrea is currently working on modelling weed population dynamics
and all aspects of conventional and organic weed control in field vegetables.
is a biometrician/statistician working at HRI, Wellesbourne. He has a long
collaboration with Andrea Grundy on various aspects of weed control, much
associated with understanding and modelling the weed seedbank. He has worked
recently with HDRA to provide statistical support to a number of projects.
He will be providing the statistical expertise needed to design and analyse
all experimental work within this project.
has 40 years experience in agriculture and rural development research and
education, in both the South and the North, with a particular interest in
low external input farming and livelihood systems research. He specialises
in farming systems and participatory research approaches focusing on using
learning and action methods in research programmes.
is a Senior Researcher at IOR-EFRC. She has extensive experience in delivering
training on a range of organic issues including grassland management, biodiversity
and nutrient management within UK, EU and Internationally. She acts as the
Farmer group facilitator for the OAS Dairy farmer group and the OAS Beef and
Sheep farmer group.
manages organic arable and horticulture activities across ADAS. For the past
ten years he has been based at Terrington in Norfolk where 20 ha are farmed
in a stockless arable rotation. This includes the long-term DEFRA-funded project
on assessing sustainability.
Pete completed his PhD on ‘Predicting Lodging risk in Wheat’ in 1998 at the University of Nottingham and has since researched many aspects of lodging, the design of crop ideotypes and organic systems for ADAS. His organic studies have included constructing nutrient budgets and assessing the importance of nitrogen availability in limiting crop yields.
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