Climate and viticulture experts have identified nearly 35,000 hectares of prime viticultural land for new and expanding vineyards
PBD Biotech’s new phage test delivers increased sensitivity and specificity when compared to current tests for bovine TB testing, research shows.
The best defence against wheat rust fungi is to grow varieties resistant to infection and now scientists have developed MARPLE, a hand-held DNA sequencing device, that can define the precise strain of the wheat rust fungus in a farmer’s field within just 48 hours of collecting samples.
Researchers from the John Innes Centre with colleagues in Japan have found that unusual protein activity in rice could be explored to give the crops an edge over devastating rice blast disease.
There is greater consensus over Sustainable Intensification practices by farmers than originally thought, offering indicators to policymakers
Seasonal cues such as day length and temperature influence how quickly plants grow and how well they can fend off pests and pathogens. Research by JIC has revealed the existence of a central signal sorting hub,
The rice blast pathogen destroys enough food to feed more than 60 million people every year – almost the population of the UK. However, it