Ian Bingham is a senior researcher in crop physiology at SAC, UK. His current research interests are in developing and applying an understanding of the physiological determinants of resource use efficiency (especially nitrogen use efficiency) and the response of crops to foliar disease to guide variety improvement and crop management practice. Physiological questions are addressed at the tissue, whole plant and crop scales. Increasingly modelling is being used to integrate understanding across these scales and to investigate the complex interactions between soil, root and crop canopy processes. Research on nitrogen use efficiency is seeking to identify the physiological mechanisms and morphological traits associated with efficient capture and utilisation of N by barley. Research on disease tolerance of barley is focussed on quantifying the impact of asymptomatic and symptom expressing phases of Ramularia collo-cygni infection on yield formation. His main areas of expertise are in crop physiology, root-soil interactions, plant responses to foliar disease and crop N nutrition.
Biography Updated on 21 May 2012