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Reducing year-to-year variability in the commercial demand for trees for planting could reduce the import of exotic pests and diseases that can damage local forests and woodlands.
15 Aug 2018
Rothamsted Research comments on today’s speech from Environment Secretary Michael Gove who set out his views on the direction of travel for the farming industry.
20 Feb 2018
Surprising results from a unique bat study in the US reveal shifting behavioural patterns due to environmental change that could have far-reaching implications for agriculture globally.
13 Feb 2018
Spraying weeds with chemicals has always been costly. Now it is costly and ineffective, with resistance to herbicides pervasive and demanding a new strategy to protect crops.
12 Feb 2018
For the first time, researchers have isolated a natural resistance gene to Septoria, Europe’s most economically damaging wheat disease and a fungal threat to wheat crops globally.
Rapid studies of a pest infestation of salad onions and leeks have confirmed that one of the few treatments available to UK growers to protect their crops no longer works effectively.
A promising technique that makes maize more productive even in droughts has now been unpicked and looks set to do the same for a range of other crops, including wheat and rice.
07 Feb 2018