Adrian Newton

Adrian Newton


Adrian Newton has over 35 years of experience of crop research, particularly plant pathology, focusing mainly on cereal diseases, particularly on barley.

His main research themes are:

1) Pathogen ecology and mechanisms of rhynchosporium resistance in barley,

2) Analysing epidemics, pathogen spatial trends and local competition effects in heterogeneous vegetation (mixtures / blends / intercropping);

3) Resistance elicitors in crop protection;

4) Adaptation to climate change in plant pathology; and

5) Integrated Pest Management and assessment of sustainability.

He has published over 110 peer-reviewed papers as well as many other publications. Current interests focus on sustainable cropping systems including the role of soil cultivation in IPM, and on intercropping. More details at: