Dr Nathan Morris

Farming Systems and Soils Specialist
+44 (0 )1953 713218 / +44 (0) 7974 391725

Research interests

Nathan is a research scientist within applied research programmes with expertise in the area of applied soil science. Particular interests and expertise include developing farming systems to improve soil structure and stability whilst maintaining crop productivity and understanding nutrient dynamics for efficient crop production.

Nathan holds a PhD in Plant Sciences (University of Reading, 2008), a Degree in Agriculture and Land Management (University of West England, 2004) and is a BASIS FQA (20054026). Full member of the British Society of Soil Science (BSSS),  International Fertiliser Society (IFS) and International Soil Tillage Research Organisation (ISTRO).

Research projects

Nitrogen and sulphur management for grain protein in milling wheat; Duration: 2018 - 2022; AHDB

New Farming Systems (NFS); Duration: 2016 - 2022; Funder: TMAF

Morley Long-term Studies (LoTS); Duration: 2019 - 2024; Funder: TMAF

Conservation Agriculture and Sustainable Farming Practices; Duration: 2018 - 2022; Funder: Syngenta UK


Brown, J., Stobart, R., Hallet, P., Morris, N., George, T., Newton, A., Valentine, T. and McKenzie, B. (2021). Variable impacts of reduced and zero tillage on soil carbon storage across 4–10 years of UK field experiments. Journal of Soils and Sediments. 21: 890-904.

 Bhogal, A., White, C. and Morris, N. (2020). Maxi Cover Crop: Maximising the benefits from cover crops through species selection and crop management. AHDB Project RD-21140009. Project Report No. 620.

Morris, N., Knight, S., P, Philpott, H. and Blackwell, M. (2017). Cost-effective phosphorus management on UK arable farms – Report on Work Package 2: Critical levels of soil P. AHDB Project RD-21140005. Project Report No. 570.

McKenzie, B., Stobart, R., Brown, J., George, T., Morris, N., Newton, A., Valentine, T. and Hallet, P.  (2017). Platforms to test and demonstrate sustainable soil management: integration of major UK field experiments. AHDB Project RD-2012-3786 Project Report No. 574.