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The huge growth in livestock farming in China, making it the world’s largest producer by the 1990s, had profound consequences for the planet that its scientists are now addressing.
19 Jul 2018
From a single event in London just nine years ago, Soapbox Science is now an international occasion for women to talk about their science and how they got to where they are today.
28 Jun 2018
Long-term trials at Rothamsted Research have confirmed how the devastating take-all root fungus of cereal crops can be contained by careful choice of the varieties grown.
22 Jun 2018
Rothamsted launches a collaborative programme of accelerated innovation that draws on European funding to develop research ideas from the agri-tech sector into new industries.
Natural use of biology to control disease in crops is the Holy Grail of agriculture, and a team of young researchers has found a way of easing cereals’ risks from a deadly root pathogen.
22 May 2018
A new field trial of genetically modified Camelina, announced today by Defra, will be accompanied by one of the world’s first field trials of a genome-edited crop.
18 May 2018
Fungal disease in agriculture highlights the potential for a "global collapse" in the ability of chemicals to control pathogenic fungi that threaten human health as well as food security.
17 May 2018