Past Research

Campaign for the Farmed Environment
Chair of the Evidence & Monitorng Group, 2009-2016.

Organization of American States - CICAD, Washington DC, USA
Phase 2: A risk assessment of the aerial application of glyphosate for the eradication of coca and poppy in Colombia. - Spray drift; human health; toxicity to Colombian frog species; alternative adjuvant mixtures
Phase 1: Report released in Colombia on 22 April 2005.

Defra Evaluation of Set-Aside - subcontractor
Project leader: Central Science Laboratory, York. Dr N J Boatman
, Dr N Jones

Monsanto Europe, Brussels, Belgium.
Desk study: Impact of agronomic activities on weed populations
Contact: Richard Garnett, Monsanto Europe, Belgium

European Crop Protection Association, Brussels, Belgium
Effects of herbicide use on Terrestrial Non-target Plants (TNTPs) at the population and community levels
A literature review. Contact: Jon Cole, Syngenta, UK

The Almarai Company, Saudi Arabia
A review of weed control practice in alfalfa, maize and wheat under pivot irrigation.
Contact: Charles Kane, Senior Assistant Farm Manager, Al Kabir Farms

Evaluation of UK Environmental Stewardship - Farm Environment Plans (FEP) and Farm Environmental Records (FER) - subcontractor
Project leader: Central Science Laboratory, York. Dr N J Boatman

EASY (QLRT 2001 01495): Evaluating current European agri-environment schemes to quantify and improve nature conservation efforts in agricultural landscapes - The EASY project. See the project website at:
Funded under the EU Fifth Framework Programme Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources. Project co-ordinators: Wageningen University, the Netherlands - Prof Frank Berendse and Dr David Kleijn

Glufosinate-tolerant maize: Implications of the USA experience for weed control in forage maize in the UK
Sponsor: Greenpeace UK.
Collaborator: Mike Owen, Iowa State University Ames, USA

DEFRA Project HH3403SX: The impact of herbicides on weed abundance and biodiveristy in horticulture. From 01/04/2003.
Collaborators: HRI, Rothamsted Resarch, Marshall Agroecology

Methods to diversify field margin plant communities. BD1607
Sponsor: DEFRA Countryside Management Division.
Collaborators: Farmed Environment Co., University of Sheffield

The effects of different crop stubbles and cereal straw disposal methods on wintering birds and arable plants. BD1610
Sponsor: DEFRA Countryside Management Division.
Collaborator: British Trust for Ornithology

3D farming: making biodiversity work for the farmer.
Sponsor: Game Conservancy Trust, DEFRA SAPPIO Link.

Crop Protection Association: Environmental information for agronomists
A study of the needs for environmental information and recommendations on the means of training and information provision, in association with the Farmed Environment Company

Report now available: Environmental information for agronomists 2002: needs and provision

The impact of herbicides on weed abundance and biodiversity. PN0940
Sponsor: DEFRA Pesticides Safety Directorate. 2001.
Collaborators: IACR, CAER University of Reading, CSL, SCRI

Guidelines for hedge management to improve the conservation value of different types of hedge. BD2102. 1.10.95 - 30.9.2000. Sponsor: MAFF CMD.
To access the short Guidelines.

BD1612. Pilot stubbles. 1.12.98 - 31.3.99

Farmland Ecology: plant and insect dispersal in fragmented habitats. 1.6.90 - 31.3.99

PN0923. Non-target plants. 1.3.98 -31.8.98

BD0412. Arable options. 1.8.97 - 31.3.98

AIR3-CT920476. Field boundary habitats for wildlife, crop and environmental protection. 1.11.92 - 31.10.96. Sponsor: Commission of the European Communities

BD0404. ESA margin strips. 1.4.93 - 1.10.96