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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
Two enzymes, one in the honeybee and one in the bumblebee, may hold the keys to a new generation of pesticides that protect crops without threatening these essential pollinators.
22 Mar 2018
Are there 100 volunteer farmers with 60 minutes on their hands to survey their fields this Spring and record earthworm populations to provide a glimpse of the health of our soils?
09 Mar 2018
Rothamsted Research comments on findings that promise plants primed to need much less water for the same yield, which would be both environmental boon and drought saviour.
06 Mar 2018
Rothamsted Research comments on a European evaluation of the unintended risks to bees from neonicotinoid pesticides that again highlights the need for more detailed studies.
02 Mar 2018
Long-term field experiments at Rothamsted Research, dating back as far as 1843, prove that modern carbon emissions cannot be locked in the ground to halt global warming.
28 Feb 2018
The government has renewed its support for wheat innovation with a fully funded award for another five years of research and development by the Wheat Genetic Improvement Network.