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Roberts SJ (2016) Onion neck rot factsheet . Stoneleigh, UK: AHDB Horticulture. [https://horticulture.ahdb.org.uk/publication/1516-onion-neck-rot] (Factsheet)

Roberts SJ (2016) Carrots: Practical evaluation of field storage alternatives. FV 398b Annual Report . Stoneleigh, UK: AHDB Horticulture. [https://horticulture.ahdb.org.uk/sites/default/files/research_papers/FV%20398b_Report_Annual_2016.pdf] (Report)

Roberts SJ (2016) One rot, but two pathogens (onion neck rot) . AHDB Grower, 221: 26-27.[http://horticulture.ahdb.org.uk/download/9131/file] (Popular Article)

Roberts SJ (2016) Onion neck rot: seed infection, pathogens and treatments. Final Report FV423a . Stoneleigh, UK: AHDB Horticulture. [http://horticulture.ahdb.org.uk/sites/default/files/research_papers/FV423a_Final_Report_2015.pdf] (Report)

Roberts SJ (2015) The appliance of science to carrot insulation . In: UK Carrot and Onion Conference, Peterborough, November 2015. [/downloads/Roberts_2015_Carrot_field_storage.pdf] (Conference presentation)

Roberts SJ (2015) Onion neck rot pathogens . In: UK Carrot and Onion Conference, Peterborough, November 2015. [/downloads/Roberts_2015_Neck_rot_pathogens_A4.pdf] (Poster)

Roberts SJ (2014) Management of bacterial canker of cherries and plums during nursery production . Stoneleigh, UK: AHDB Horticulture. [https://horticulture.ahdb.org.uk/publication/1513-management-bacterial-canker-cherries-and-plums-during-nursery-producti] (Factsheet)

Roberts SJ (2014) Bacterial disease of herbaceous perennials . Stoneleigh, UK: AHDB Horticulture. [https://horticulture.ahdb.org.uk/publication/1613-bacterial-diseases-herbaceous-perennials] (Factsheet)

Roberts SJ; Lacey T (2014) Field storage of carrots: identifying novel techniques. Final Report FV398a . Stoneleigh, UK: AHDB Horticulture. [http://horticulture.ahdb.org.uk/sites/default/files/research_papers/FV%20398a_Report_Final_2014_0.pdf] (Report)

Koch E & Roberts SJ (2014) Non-chemical seed treatments in the control of seed-borne pathogens . In: Gullino ML & Munkvold G, Global Perspectives on the Health of Seeds and Plant Propagation Material. pp 105-123.[http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-9389-6] (Book Chapter)

Roberts SJ (2014) Coriander bacterial blight: predicting the risk and defining seed health standards. In: ISTA Seed Health Symposium, June 12-14, 2014, Edinburgh, UK. (Poster)

Roberts SJ (2014) Bacterial blotch of delphiniums (Pseudomonas syringae pv. delphinii): detection in and transmission by seed . In: ISTA Seed Health Symposium, June 12-14, 2014, Edinburgh, UK. [/downloads/Roberts_2014_Delphs_poster_A4.pdf] (Poster)

Roberts SJ (2014) Onion neck rot: the effect of inoculum dose on seed transmission . In: ISTA Seed Health Symposium, June 12-14, 2014, Edinburgh, UK. [/downloads/Roberts_2014_Neck_rot_transmission_A4.pdf] (Poster)

Roberts SJ; Parkinson N (2014) A bacterial leaf spot and shoot blight of lavender caused by Xanthomonas hortorum in the UK . New Disease Reports, 30: 1-1.[http://dx.doi.org/10.5197/j.2044-0588.2014.030.001] (Refereed paper)

Roberts SJ; Parkinson N (2014) A bacterial leaf spot of aquilegia caused by Pseudomonas syringae . New Disease Reports, 29: 4-4.[http://dx.doi.org/10.5197/j.2044-0588.2014.029.004] (Refereed paper)

Roberts SJ (2013) Bacterial diseases in herbaceous perennials. HDC Project HNS 178, Final Report 2010-13 . Stoneleigh, UK: AHDB. [http://www.hdc.org.uk/sites/default/files/research_papers/HNS%20178_Report_Final_2013.pdf] (Report)

Roberts SJ (2013) Management of bacterial canker in Prunus spp. HDC Project HNS 179. Final Report 2010-13 . Stoneleigh: AHDB. [http://www.hdc.org.uk/sites/default/files/research_papers/HNS%20179_Report_Final_2013.pdf] (Report)

Roberts SJ, Green, KR (2012) Coriander bacterial blight. HDC Factsheet 29/12. Stoneleigh, UK: HDC. (Factsheet)

Roberts SJ (2012) The potential of the coriander bacterial blight pathogen to infect parsley. HDC Project FV 403. Final Report . Stoneleigh, UK: AHDB. [http://horticulture.ahdb.org.uk/sites/default/files/research_papers/FV%20403%20Final%20%20Report%202012.pdf] (Report)

Roberts SJ; Clarkson JP (2012) Onions: relationship between disease incidence in stored bulb onions and first year sets. HDC Project FV 392 Final Report 2011-12 . Stoneleigh: AHDB. [http://www.hdc.org.uk/sites/default/files/research_papers/FV%20392%20final%20report%202012.pdf] (Report)