Nicola is a PhD student working with Professor Tony Miller and supported by the British Association of Green Crop Driers.
Her research looks at practical ways of improving Nitrogen Use Efficiency in the UK forage crop industry through assessing gene expression patterns during growth in relation to harvested yields.
She is also monitoring soil profile nitrate changes with patented sensors, and additionally investigating increased vegetative growth after biostimulant application for forage crops.
Capstaff N. M., Miller A. J. (2018)Improving the Yield and Nutritional Quality of Forage CropsFrontiers in Plant Science (9)