EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Agri-Food Robotics: AgriFoRwArdS - Prof. Simon Pearson portrait.

Prof Simon Pearson

Research Interests

Research interests include;
A diverse range of agri technology applications including robotic systems, automation, energy control and management, food safety systems, novel crop development

The environmental physiology of fresh produce and ornamental crops, including impacts on crop quality and development;
The post harvest physiology of vegetables, fruits and cut flowers, including the use of modified atmosphere packaging;
The effects of light manipulation on crop growth and development, including the development and application of greenhouse spectral filters and LED lighting systems;
The development of on farm decision support systems from remote sensing information;
The development of pre and post farm gate supply and demand forecasting systems;