Skip to main content

Designing InnoVative plant teams for Ecosystem Resilience and agricultural Sustainability

Deliverables

Plant Trait and Agronomic Data e-Infrastructure and Help Desk

The open data publication e-infrastructure will be developed following the interoperability framework (Task 5.1) and will be based on Agroknow’s AKSTEM service to support registration of plant trait and agronomic datasets. The data publication e-infrastructure will include a help-desk service to support any interested data provider for publishing its plant trait and agronomic data.

Plant Trait and Agronomic Data Ingestion Workflow and API Gateway

A data ingestion, transformation, cleaning, enrichment and linking workflow will be developed to allow semi-automated and periodic data source processing in order to publish them in machine readable formats and expose them using standard programmable interfaces.

Synthesis report on national stakeholder meetings

A report synthesising the findings from national stakeholder workshop consultations, identifying strategies and best practice for cropping plant teams to inform work in WP2, WP3 and WP4.

Standardised protocols in key languages

Specific protocols and defined terminology for data gathering will be created at the project outset for core partners and participatory farmers in liaison with all WPs. Standardised protocols, data capture and data licensing formats will be made available and disseminated in key languages.

Report on practical restrictions imposed by plant teams

A report on perceived or realised practical restrictions imposed by plant teams will be prepared from analysis of a short questionnaire prepared by WP4 for completion by practitioners involved in WP1 (Task 1.1).

Communication plan for liaising with CPs and PFs

WP4 Leaders will liaise with WP1 and WP6 to develop a communication plan for using the buddy system to work with project PFs, overseeing PF field trials, managing data delivery, and responding to/directing queries about project participation.

Summary report and scientific manuscript on mechanisms underpinning beneficial plant associations based on APSIM and Daisy model simulations.

Summary report and scientific manuscript on mechanisms underpinning beneficial plant associations based on APSIM and Daisy model simulations. To facilitate applications beyond the project, the information will be summarised in the form of resource use efficiencies, deconstructed into their key elements (crop, resource availability, resource uptake, yield production per resource uptake), based on the data collation in WP2 and the predictive simulation of Daisy and APSIM.

EIP-Practice Abstracts 2

Practice Abstracts will be produced at several time points focussing on case studies of best practice (with regional translations), summarising the key messages and practical advice in language adapted to target groups using the EIP-AGRI common format.

Summary report on performance of stakeholder-driven plant teams V2

Field trials established at research and stakeholder sites will be assessed for the range of plant trait and performance parameters (Task 2.1), in addition to regionally relevant pest species, nutrient use efficiency and total biomass-per-area (at relevant developmental stages). The data will be summarised as a final report on the performance of stakeholder plant teams.

Report on standards & protocols for plant trait and agronomic data

An agronomic review of methods used in existing datasets will be conducted to document interoperability requirements, namely data types, formats, sources/databases, knowledge organisation schemes and relevant standards, specifications and protocols for plant trait and agronomic data collection to ensure uniformity of data and reliability of the outcome in the decision aid. The outcomes of the reviews will be provided in a summary report.

EIP-Practice Abstracts 1

Practice Abstracts will be produced at several time points focussing on case studies of best practice (with regional translations), summarising the key messages and practical advice in language adapted to target groups using the EIP-AGRI common format.

Mini documentaries 2

A series of short ‘subject’ documentaries, which could highlight specific plant teams, programme themes or location profiles will be taken. These short films will be delivered at at several time points and ultimately combined into an eye-catching feature mini-documentary.

Mini documentaries 1

A series of short ‘subject’ documentaries, which could highlight specific plant teams, programme themes or location profiles will be taken. These short films will be delivered at at several time points and ultimately combined into an eye-catching feature mini-documentary.

Searching for OpenAIRE data...

Publications

Diversify-ing for sustainability using cereal-legume 'plant teams'

Author(s): A J Karley, A C Newton, R W Brooker, R J Pakeman, D Guy, C Mitchell, P P M Iannetta, M Weih, C Scherber, L Kiaer
Published in: Aspects of Applied Biology 138: Advances in Legume Science and Practice, Issue 138, 2018, Page(s) 57-62

Knowledge Exchange in ‘Plant Team’ Cropping with On-Farm Participatory Research

Author(s): Alison J. Karley, Jennifer A. Banfield-Zanin, Charlotte Bickler, Katie Bliss, Rob W Brooker, Pietro PM Iannetta, Alice Midmer, Carolyn Mitchell, Adrian C Newton, Robin J Pakeman, Bruce Pearce, Laura Tippin and David R. George
Published in: First European Conference on Crop Diversification: Book of Abstracts, 2019, Page(s) 52-53
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3516329

Evaluation of the Land Equivalent Ratio index in barley-pea and bread wheat-faba bean intercropping.

Author(s): Tavoletti Stefano; Straccia Francesca; Merletti Ariele; Iommarini Linda
Published in: First European Conference on Crop Diversification: Book of Abstracts., Issue 1, 2019, Page(s) 255
DOI: 10.5281/zenodo.3497525

Interactive effects of crop diversity and management on pollinators in a summer wheat-bean intercropping experiment

Author(s): Jana Brandmeier, Hilke Hollens, Silvia Pappagallo, Christoph Scherber
Published in: First European Conference on Crop Diversification: Book of Abstracts., 2019, Page(s) 123-124

Trait combinations for efficient nitrogen utilization in pea-barley and wheat-faba bean plant teams field-grown in Sweden

Author(s): James Ajal, Ortrud Jäck, Giulia Vico, Martin Weih
Published in: First European Conference on Crop Diversification: Book of Abstracts., 2019, Page(s) 155-156

The perceived or realised practical restrictions imposed by Plant Teams

Author(s): Laura Tippin, Jennifer Banfield-Zanin, Alice Midmer, Charlotte Bickler, Andrew Manfield, Alison Karley,David George, Bruce Pearce,
Published in: First European Conference on Crop Diversification: Book of Abstracts., 2019, Page(s) 284-285

Getting out of the commodity trap: enabling diversity through an alternative food network

Author(s): K. Bliss, A. Vieweger, A. Villa, J. Meldrum, C. Zhang and C. Bickler
Published in: First European Conference on Crop Diversification: Book of Abstracts., 2019, Page(s) 283

Weed species’ competition for different N sources along gradients in a pea-barley intercrop

Author(s): Ortrud Jäck, James Ajal, Martin Weih
Published in: First European Conference on Crop Diversification: Book of Abstracts., 2019, Page(s) 165-166

Influence of temporal diversification on aboveground arthropod

Author(s): Michael Meyer, David Ott, Christoph Scherber
Published in: First European Conference on Crop Diversification: Book of Abstracts., 2019, Page(s) 113-115

Breeding for crop mixtures: Opportunities and challenges

Author(s): Lars Kiær, Christoph Scherber, Jana Brandmeier, Silvia Papagallo, Adrian C Newton, Alison Karley
Published in: First European Conference on Crop Diversification: Book of Abstracts., 2019, Page(s) 362-363

Can the APSIM crop growth model simulate the growth of pure cultures and intercrops of wheat and faba bean in temperate zones in Europe?

Author(s): Herman N.C. Berghuijs, Martin Weih, Wopke van der Werf, Giulia Vico
Published in: First European Conference on Crop Diversification: Book of Abstracts., 2019, Page(s) 258-259

Using field experiments to inform biodiversity monitoring in agricultural landscapes

Author(s): Christoph Scherber, Jana Brandmeier, Georg Everwand, Alison J. Karley, Lars P. Kiær, Michael Meyer, David Ott, Hannah Reininghaus, Teja Tscharntke
Published in: Exploring and Optimizing Agricultural Landscapes, 2020