Bill Clark was appointed as the Technical Director at NIAB in March 2012. A plant pathologist by training, Bill has extensive experience in plant biology and applied plant science and has a special interest in knowledge transfer.
Bill was formerly the Director of Broom’s Barn Research Centre, the UK National Sugar Beet Research Centre, based near Bury St. Edmunds in Suffolk.
Formerly the ADAS National Cereal Pathologist, his expertise spans horticultural and arable crops pathology and during the last 20 years, almost exclusively cereal disease control. He is a prominent public speaker on agricultural issues and is well known for his knowledge of disease control strategies, fungicide activity, physiological effects of fungicides and fungicide resistance issues.
Examples of recent work areas include: cereal disease control, fungicide resistance, new fungicides, effects of fungicides on host physiology and drought tolerance in wheat.