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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 comments on research published today that links reduced survival of honey bees to the combined effects of neonicotinoid pesticides and intensive agriculture
20 Dec 2017
Don’t visit politicians only to complain; push at a door that is opening; translation comes after understanding, not before; communicate – the natural philosophy of Paul Nurse
18 Dec 2017
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.