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A major international research collaboration has revealed what makes wheat tick, promising discoveries to combat disease and produce higher yields more sustainably in tough conditions.
16 Aug 2018
Rothamsted Research seeks permission from the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs for the release of genetically modified Camelina plants for up to three years.
21 Feb 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.