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Developing beans that can beat the heat

CGIAR bean breeders have announced the discovery of 30 new lines  of “heat-beater” beans that will be better able to cope with the possible effects of climate change. “This discovery could be a big boon for bean production because we are facing a dire situation where, by 2050, global warming could reduce areas suitable for growing beans by 50 percent,” said Steve Beebe, a...
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BBSRC publishes advice for future wheat research

A working group, established by BBSRC's Food Security Strategy Advisory Panel, has made recommendations for a 5-year Strategy to help shape BBSRC funded wheat research. The Strategy, published today, contains independent advice and recommendations from the working group to advise on the Council's future strategy and prioritie...
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New grass hybrid could help reduce the likelihood of flooding

A collaboration of plant and soil scientists from across the UK has shown a grass hybrid species could help reduce the impact of flooding. The BBSRC-funded scientists, from Rothamsted Research, the James Hutton Institute, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) at Aberystwyth University, Lancaster University and the University of Nottingham, used a hybridised...
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