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: www.hutton.ac.uk/staff/adrian-newton