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Research Interests

Sustainable management of soil fertility, particularly concerning the use of green manure crops and the utilisation of waste materials in the form of soil amendments such as compost, anaerobic digestate and biochar for field applications and in growing media. I am also interested in intercropping, the use of heritage vegetable varieties (particularly legumes) and citizen science as a method for improving agricultural practice.

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soil Agriculture & Biology
Soil Medicine & Life Sciences
vegetables Agriculture & Biology
crop Earth & Environmental Sciences
crops Agriculture & Biology
Vegetables Medicine & Life Sciences
Respiration Medicine & Life Sciences
soil quality Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Research Output 1987 2017

nutrient offtake
grain protein

Guidelines for Experimental Practice in Organic Greenhouse Horticulture

Koller, M., Rayns, F., Cubison, S. & Schmutz, U. 11 Apr 2016 BioGreenhouse COST Action FA 1105. 154 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Open Access
ornamental plants

LIVING SOILS: A Call to Action

Udall, D., Rayns, F. & Mansfield, T. 10 Dec 2014 Bristol/Coventry: The Soil Association/Coventry University.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report

Open Access
skin (animal)
soil quality