Mr Markku Farrell

Mr Markku Farrell

Research Support Scientist

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Humphreys, M., Loka, D., Gwynn-Jones, D., Scullion, J., Doonan, J., Gasior, D., Harper, J., Farrell, M., Kingston-Smith, A., Dodd, R., Chadwick, D., Hill, P., Mills, G., Hayes, F., Robinson, D., Jones, D. 2016. Climate-smart Strategies to Safeguard Persistency and Achieve Sustainable Grassland Production. 26th General Meeting of the EGF. Cadair


Gallagher, J.A., Turner, L.B., Cairns, A.J., Farrell, M.S., Lovatt, J.A., Skøt, K.P., Armstead, I.P., Humphreys, M.O., Roldan_Ruiz, I. 2015. Genetic Differentiation in Response to Selection for Water-Soluble Carbohydrate Content in Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.). Bioenergy Research 8 (1) pp. 77-90. 10.1007/s12155-014-9491-z Cadair


Humphreys, M.W., O'Donovan, S.A., Farrell, M.S., Gay, A.P., Kingston-Smith, A.H. 2014. The potential of novel Festulolium (2n=4x=28) hybrids as productive, nutrient-use-efficient fodder for ruminants. Food and Energy Security 3 (2) pp. 98-110. 10.1002/fes3.50 Cadair


Humphreys, M., Farrell, M., Detheridge, A., Scullion, J., Kingston-Smith, A., O'Donovan, S.A. 2013. Resilient and multifunctional grasslands for agriculture and environmental service during a time of climate change. In Á. Helgadóttir., A. Hopkins. (eds) The Role of Grasslands in a Green Future: Threats and Perspectives in Less Favoured Areas. European Grassland Federation pp. 335-337. Cadair


Humphreys, M.W., Macleod, C.J.A., Whalley, W.R., Turner, L.B., Farrell, M.S., Ghesquiere, M., Haygarth, P.M. 2012. Designing grass cuiltivars for droughts and floods. In S. Barth., D. Milbourne. (eds) Breeding Strategies for Sustainable Forage and Turf Grass Improvement. Eucarpia Fodder Crops and Amenity Section Meeting. 2013th edn, Springer Nature pp. 171-180. Cadair

Farrar, K., Bryant, D.N., Turner, L.B., Gallagher, J.A., Thomas, A.M., Farrell, M.S., Humphreys, M.O., Donnison, I.S. 2012. Breeding for Bio-ethanol Production in Lolium perenne L.: Association of Allelic Variation with High Water-Soluble Carbohydrate Content. Bioenergy Research 5 (1) pp. 149-157. 10.1007/s12155-011-9156-0 Cadair


Turner, L.B., Farrell, M.S., Humphreys, M.O., Dolstra, O. 2010. Testing water-soluble carbohydrate QTL effects in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) by marker selection. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 121 (8) pp. 1405-1417. 10.1007/s00122-010-1397-3 Cadair

Farrell, M.S., Turner, L.B., Cairns, A.J., Humphreys, M.O. 2010. Testing a QTL index for marker selection of water-soluble carbohydrate content in perennial ryegrass. In C. Huyghe. (ed) Sustainable use of Genetic Diversity in Forage and Turf Breeding. Springer Nature pp. 465-469. 10.1007/978-90-481-8706-5_69 Cadair

Harper, J.A., Gasior, D., Humphreys, M.W., Farrell, M., King, J., King, I.P. 2010. The production of a wide hybrid between Lolium multiflorum and the North African Festuca species festuca arundinacea subsp. atlantigena. 1st Festulolium working group workshop. Cadair


Turner, L., Macleod, C.J.A., Watts, C., Clark, L., Whalley, R., Binley, A., Papadopoulos, A., Farrell, M., O'Donovan, S., Hawkins, S., Skot, L., Haygarth, P.M., King, I., Humphreys, M. 2009. Lolium perenne partial rs1 gene for a putative salt-stress root protein, exons 1-4, strain LTS18. Cadair

Turner, L.B., Cairns, A.J., Farrell, M., Humphreys, M.O. 2009. Testing a QTL index for marker selection of water-soluble carbohydrate content in perennial ryegrass. Other Cadair


Farrell, M.S., Humphreys, M.O., Thomas, G.L. 2008. AberFarrell (BA13542) - diploid. Cadair

Armstead, I.P., Turner, L.B., Humphreys, M.O., Farrell, M.S., Cairns, A.J., Skøt, K.P., Farrar, K., Donnison, I.S.Lubberstedt, T. 2008. Changes in SSR allele frequencies during phenotypic selection for water-soluble carbohydrate (WSC) in an experimental population of perennial ryegrass. 27th EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses. 27th EUCARPIA Symposium on Improvement of Fodder Crops and Amenity Grasses. pp. 19-23. Cadair


Armstead, I.P., Turner, L.B., Farrell, M.S., Skøt, L., Gomez, P., Montoya, T., Donnison, I.S., King, I.P., Humphreys, M.O. 2004. Synteny between a major heading-date QTL in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) and the Hd3 heading-date locus in rice. Theoretical and Applied Genetics 108 (5) pp. 822-828. 10.1007/s00122-003-1495-6 Cadair