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Protecting Plants, Protecting Life

The IYPH is an opportunity to raise global awareness on how protecting plant health can help The United Nations General Assembly declared 2020 as the...

Scientists Take a Step Closer to Heat-Tolerant Wheat

Researchers working on molecular-level responses in crops have taken a step closer to their goal of producing heat-tolerant wheat. Smart thermostats tell air conditioners to...

Harvesting Combine Data To Tackle Field-Edge Yield Declines

Rothamsted scientists are assessing whether flower-rich margins, hedgerows or tree lines are helping improve yield and asking farmers to help by sending them GPS...

The European Union and the International Year of Plant Health 2020

This year marks the first ever International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). This milestone was achieved thanks to the persistence and vision of Finland. As...

Wheat Success for Early Career Researcher

A John Innes Centre student has received international recognition for her outstanding contribution to wheat research. Anna Backhaus, a PhD rotation student, is one of...

Longevity Gene Discovered in Plants

Harvesting rice from the same field, without planting new rice plants? A discovery may bring this scenario closer. Leiden scientists have discovered a gene...

Crops Sown in a Uniform Spatial Pattern Produce Higher Yields and Reduce Environmental Impact

One of the greatest challenges facing humanity is how to grow more food while reducing the negative impacts of agriculture upon the environment. Our...

Plant Viruses May Provide Pipeline for Increased Vaccine Production

Plant viruses can be just as devastating for agricultural crops and the security of food supply as some of the world's most notorious viruses,...

UK Crop Scientists Benefit from Next Generation Research Computing Platform

A High-Performance Computing (HPC) platform that will increase the pace of crop science and climate change research has been established by six leading UK...

‘We Urgently Need a Renewed Public Debate About New Breeding Technologies’

Plant breeding has considerably increased agricultural yields in recent decades and thus made a major contribution to combating global hunger and poverty. At the...