John Elphinstone

John Elphinstone

Fera

John is a Principal Plant Patholologist in the Fera Plant Protection Programme, Sand Hutton, York, UK. He is a member of the EPPO panel on diagnosis of plant pathogenic bacteria and a founding member of the European Association of Phytobacteriologists. He is currently managing research within the AHDB Partnership on Soil Biology and Soil Health, involving molecular assessment of the effects of soil management practices on the survival of soil-borne plant pathogens and overall diversity within fungal and bacterial soil microbiomes. Other current AHDB projects include detection and control of bacterial diseases affecting potato, tomato and mushroom production. He is also developing contingency measures to reduce risks to UK horticulture posed by emerging pathogens such as Xylella fastidiosa.

Measuring and optimising soil management using the soil health scorecard and molecular approaches

Soil Tent

AHDB’ Soil Biology and Soil Health Partnership is a five year, cross-sector programme of research and knowledge exchange to help farmers and growers improve productivity through better understanding of soils. Two key parts of this programme will be highlighted during this talk – the first is the development of a soil health scorecard for farmers […]

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AHDB Soil Pit Interactive Workshop

Soil Pit

Visit the Soil Pit in the Demo Field to join this interactive workshop with AHDB. Look at rooting, soil structure and soil biology in the soil pit with Anne Bhogal, ADAS and John Elphinstone, Fera. Discuss the soil sampling results from the Groundswell fields, conducted to the AHDB’s new soil health scorecard method. Hear about […]

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AHDB Soil Pit Interactive Workshop

Soil Pit

Visit the Soil Pit in the Demo Field to join this interactive workshop with AHDB. Look at rooting, soil structure and soil biology in the soil pit with Anne Bhogal, ADAS and John Elphinstone, Fera. Discuss the soil sampling results from the Groundswell fields, conducted to the AHDB’s new soil health scorecard method. Hear about […]

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