Crop and Environment Research Centre (CERC)

CERC provides a focus for the research carried out by academic staff in the Crop and Environment disciplines. The main areas of research involve producing food and non-food crops by sustainable methods. Crop protection is an important theme studying forecasting, diagnostics, biocontrol, novel forms of control and the implications for food and environmental safety. Other important areas of research for sustainable crop production include post-harvest quality, efficient use of water by plants and the impact of production systems on biodiversity.

CERC also provides dedicated facilities and the technical expertise required to conduct the wide range of research projects and commercial crop trials undertaken by University staff. CERC is accredited by the Pesticide Safety Directorate to conduct efficacy trials on agricultural, horticultural and stored crops. Click here to find out more about CERC's facilities.

Staff involved in CERC