Crop Science

Winter Oilseed RapeResearch in the Crop Science Team brings together quantitative approaches to crop management, plant physiology and population genetics. Our focus is on resource use efficiency and yield creation as influenced by the interplay of agronomy, plant traits and genetic diversity.

Staff in Crop Science work on:

  • Tolerance to plant disease (Ian Bingham and Neil Havis)
  • Using crop genetic diversity to enhance disease control (Steve Hoad and Peter Hoebe)

Dr Steve Hoad

Team Leader - Agronomy, Physiology & Genetics

Address: Crop & Soils Systems, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Peter Wilson Building, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG.

Telephone: 0131 535 4342

Fax: 0131 535 3070

E-mail: steve.hoad@sruc.ac.uk