Current ongoing research projects

  1. Optimising the light recipe for maximum photosynthesis, yield and quality in strawberry
  2. Application of novel machine learning techniques and high speed 3D vision algorithms for real time detection of fruit
  3. Mechanisms of winter dormancy break and how to better influence in the context of climate change
  4. Developing a push-pull strategy for the management of Drosophila suzukii
  5. Biocontrol as a key component to managing brown rot diseases on stone fruit
  6. Combining root architecture, root function and soil management to improve production efficiency and quality of apples
  7. Pests, plants and parasitoids: how does climate variability affect tri-trophic interactions in apple orchards?