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Professor Fiona Burnett

Professor Fiona Burnett

Fiona Burnett

 0131 535 4133

Scotland’s Rural College
W Mains Rd


Fiona is group manager for Crop and Soil Systems at SRUC as well as a Professor in Plant Pathology. She is the sector lead for Agriculture in Scotland's Plant Health Centre of Expertise. Her research interests inlcude:

  • Analysis of crop protection decision-making problems
  • Integrated Pest Management and pesticide stewardship
  • Uptake of best practice amongst stakeholders
  • Fungicide resistance and fungicide efficacy
  • Crop health monitoring and surveillance
  • Developing risk assessments to aid treatment decisions. Fungicide efficacy  crop trial service
  • Diagnostic services through our SRUC crop clinic
  • Translational science and industry engagement: Chair Fungicide Resistance Action Group–UK and Association for Crop Protection in Northern Britain; Member of UK Plant Health Forum (Defra), Scottish Government Agricultural Technologies Group, British Crop Protection Council’s Diseases Working Group;  Director of Scottish Quality Farm Assured Cereals Ltd, Director of the Genomia Fund; Chair of the Technical Advisory Committee for Scottish Quality Crops Ltd

Leading Ideas

  • Agricultural Systems and Land Management
  • Pest Control and Management

Area of Strategic Research Programme

Further information the Scottish Government's Strategic Research Programme is available

  • Theme 2: Productive and sustainable land management and Rural Economies
  • 2.1 - Crop and Grassland Production and Disease Control
  • 2.1.6 Integrated pest management
  • 2.3 - Productive and Sustainable Land Management
  • 2.3.3 Disease threats in the environment
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