Head of Crop Physiology and Principal Scientist, ADAS UK Ltd
Pete is a crop physiologist who has worked at ADAS for 12 years. Prior to this he worked as a post-doctoral researcher in crop science at Sutton Bonington, Nottingham University.
The main aim of his work is to improve performance and reduce pollution of cropping systems through an understanding of crop physiology, plant breeding and agronomy.
His goal is to produce sound practical advice for the farming industry which is based on rigorous and high quality research (he has authored 35 peer reviewed research papers).
Important areas of his research include; increasing crop yields sustainably, optimising nitrogen nutrition of crops, exploitation of precision farming technologies, and lodging control & plant growth regulation.