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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
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
A popular technique for studying genes from different organisms plus a new carrier to transfer them to plants have yielded a powerful tool for understanding crops better.
13 Aug 2018
European lawyers have ruled that a crop whose performance has been altered by a modern genome technique must pass the same checks as GM crops that include foreign genes.
25 Jul 2018
Earth observation data from satellites and drones promise support for hard-pressed farmers in Colombia who are seeking to improve the viability of the country’s agriculture.
The huge growth in livestock farming in China, making it the world’s largest producer by the 1990s, had profound consequences for the planet that its scientists are now addressing.
19 Jul 2018
From a single event in London just nine years ago, Soapbox Science is now an international occasion for women to talk about their science and how they got to where they are today.
28 Jun 2018