Crops

Crops

Innovation to Preserve Tradition

How the latest breeding techniques are saving the taste of our most cherished grape vine varieties European Seed (ES): Could you tell me a bit...

Wanted: Winter Wheat Farmers to Help with Study

Rothamsted Research is seeking farmers who would be interested in allowing us to study two winter wheat fields and share their management information as...

Biosensors Monitor Plant Well-Being In Real Time

Researchers at Linköping University, Sweden, have developed biosensors that make it possible to monitor sugar levels in real time deep in the plant tissues...

GM Crops’ Benefits to Fight Climate Change May Be Underestimated Than Previously Documented

Past studies have highlighted how genetically modified (GM) crops contributed to the alleviation of the effects of climate change. But a new calculation reveals...

Molecular Basis for Green Revolution Discovered

Scientists have finally discovered the plant proteins responsible for the ‘Green Revolution’ – the breeding of dwarf wheat varieties during the 1960s that helped...

An Achilles’ Heel for Wheat Rust Infection

Researchers have found a gene in wheat that acts to promote rust fungal infection. Disrupting the function of this gene provides resistance to two of the...

Improved Model Estimates Impact of Ozone on Soy Crops

The impact of ozone on soybean production can be predicted more accurately thanks to improvements to a computer modelling system. Surface ozone is a pollutant...

Fungus That Eats Fungus Could Help Coffee Farmers

Coffee rust is a parasitic fungus and a big problem for coffee growers around the world. A study in the birthplace of coffee -...

Breeding Value: Developing New Breeding Strategies For Resilient And Highly Nutritious Berries

Increased demand in berries across Europe meets the challenges brought on by climate change, environmental preservation and the need for new cultivation systems as...

Fungi Strengthen Plants To Fend Off Aphids

GREEN TRANSITION Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have demonstrated that unique fungi strengthen the "immune systems" of wheat and bean plants against aphids....