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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
Bumblebees regularly tackle the Travelling Salesman Problem to improve their foraging routes, a skill that promises to yield solutions in the fields of robotics and logistics
11 Dec 2017
If agricultural production has not become sustainable by 2030, it will be “incredibly hard” to make up for lost time while also ensuring food security for a rising global population.
30 Nov 2017
The government today released its long-awaited Industrial Strategy, with agricultural R&D a key component of the drive for more enterprising and sustainable growth.
27 Nov 2017
EU Member States voted today by a large majority to renew the licence of glyphosate for five years. Twice as many members voted in favour of the herbicide as against.
Rothamsted responds to inquiries about a research paper that uncovers how a bumblebee is able to resist an insecticide designed to control crop pests
25 Nov 2017
Diamond-back moths, the scourge of brassicas, seem to like the milder UK climate, with last year’s summer influx surviving colder weather, and pesticides, to emerge again
24 Nov 2017