Novel Growing Technologies (WP1) advances novel hydroponic growing technologies via fundamental research that has the potential to transform the quality of food we grow while minimising its environmental impact.
Dates: January 2021 to December 2023
How do synthetic microbial communities (Syncomms) and complex microbial communities establish in hydroponic systems?
Can Syncomms suppress crop and human pathogens in hydroponic systems through induced systemic resistance?
Is Syncomm-mediated disease suppression scaleable and how do Syncomms influence product quality (in lettuce and tomato)?
Professor of Plant Science in the School of Biosciences, University of Sheffield.
Professor of Plant Environmental Signalling in the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences at the University of Sheffield.
Professor of Plant-Soil Interactions at the University of Sheffield.
Professor of Physical Chemistry and Director of the Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures at the University of Sheffield.
Research Associate at the University of Sheffield.
Knowledge Exchange Associate in the Faculty of Science at the University of Sheffield.