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Rothamsted Research celebrates the International Year of Soils

Septoria pathogen “hijacks” wheat crop defences

Scientists identify the mechanisms by which the fungal pathogen of wheat causing Septoria Tritici Blotch manipulates plant immune responses to its own advantage.

Smart farming technique to boost yields and cut fertiliser pollution

Researchers are using X-rays to help farmers increase yields and cut water pollution following an unexpected discovery in a pea and bean crop.

Rothamsted Research appoints Head of Site at North Wyke

Professor Michael Lee, an expert in ruminant nutrition, will be Head of Site at North Wyke, Rothamsted Research’s site for grassland systems research. 

Rothamsted Research appoints Chief Information Officer

Florentin Albu, an accomplished technology leader, joins Rothamsted Research to drive the Institute’s information management strategy.

PHI-base – a multi-species knowledge database to help protect crop yields and human health

The Pathogen-Host Interactions database (PHI-base) catalogues 2872 genes and associated phenotypic information for economically important pathogens and pests. 

Losses of wheat yields are predicted due to rising temperatures

An international consortium of researchers use big data sets to predict the effects of increased temperatures due to climate change on global wheat yields.

Joint forces help farmers in Africa to increase their yields

Rothamsted Research and Harpenden Spotlight on Africa have been working together with ICIPE to provide ecological pest management solutions to African farmers help them increase crop yields

Advances in soil carbon could be the key to improving food security and water quality

An international consortium of scientists have identified advances in improving soil carbon management which could be the key to addressing serious global challenges affecting millions of people. 

Gene critical to the development of low arsenic plants identified

Discovery could pave the way for a new generation of crops which do not absorb high levels of the poison