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PhD Studentship in Crop Genetics at the University of Reading

University of Reading School of Agriculture, Policy and Development  is advertising a PhD Studentship in Crop Genetics: Breeding for disease resistance and yield in faba bean. The deadline for applications is 6th June 2016. The PhD Fellowship is a joint research project between Teagasc, Oakpark and the School of Agriculture, Policy and Development, University of...
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Catch up on the latest plant sector news, funding and events

The April edition of KTN's  Plant  Sector newsletter  is now out, packed full with all the latest funding opportunities, events and research news of relevance to the plants and crops sector. If you didn't get a copy in your inbox you can  click here  or on the image below to view this newsletter in your browser. This month we are featuring a...
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Improving crop performance with new biotechnology

With the world's population exploding to well over 7 billion, feeding the human race is getting even more challenging. Increasing the yield from crops such as wheat, maize, rice and barley, is paramount to growing enough food. In addition, crop production is now affected by stressors such as drought, climate change and the salinization of fields -- presenting obstacles to our future food...
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Over 70% of essential crop wild relative species in urgent need of collection

Many of the wild plants which will be the building blocks for future global food supply are missing from the world's genebanks, according to new research by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in coordination with the Global Crop Diversity Trust (Crop Trust) and the Royal Botanic Gardens (RBG), Kew. These so-called crop wild relatives (CWR) -- distant cousins of...
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Catch up on the latest plant sector news, funding and events

We have just published the February edition our  Plant  Sector newsletter   full of  all the latest funding opportunities, events and research news of relevance to the plants and crops sector. If you didn't get a copy in your inbox you can  click here  or on the image below to view this newsletter in your browser. The best way to make sure that...
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Two leading UK crop research institutes join forces to create major new centre for applied crop science & innovation

It has been announced that East Malling Research (EMR) has become part of the NIAB group in a move that will bring together their expertise in crop genetics, agronomy, environmental and data science. NIAB has traditionally focused on science-led plant variety and seeds characterisation, evaluation, quality control and knowledge transfer. EMR brings international leadership in top...
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Enzymes with the potential to increase wheat yields

Wheat yields could be significantly increased thanks to varieties with a superior form of a common enzyme, according to new research. Plant scientists at Lancaster University, Rothamsted Research, and The International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) have been investigating a naturally occurring plant enzyme known as Rubisco to explore its ability to boost photosynthesis and...
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Horticulture Innovation Partnership (HIP) publishes new Ornamental and Landscape Horticulture Research and Development Strategy

The Horticulture Innovation Partnership (HIP) has published a new Ornamental and Landscape Horticulture Research and Development Strategy. The research aims of the strategy are mapped to key government policy areas to maximise the opportunity for government support and funding. The topics are split into four headings: health and wellbeing; communities and tourism; ...
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Plant sector newsletter now out - catch up on the latest funding opportunities, events and research news

The January edition of KTN's  Plant  Sector newsletter  is now out, packed with all the latest funding opportunities, events and research news. If you didn't get a copy in your inbox you can  click here  or on the image below to view this newsletter in your browser. The best way to make sure that you see the newsletter as soon as it comes out is to get...
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Fatty acids from GM oilseed crops could replace fish oil

Oil from genetically modified (GM) oilseed crops could replace fish oil as a primary source of the beneficial Omega 3 fatty acid EPA – according to new research from the University of East Anglia in collaboration with Rothamsted Research and the University of Stirling. BBSRC-funded researchers at the University of East Anglia studied the effect in mice of consuming feed enriched with oil...
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Catch up on the latest plant and crop sector news, funding and events

The November/December edition of KTN's  Plant Sector newsletter  is now out, packed with all the latest funding opportunities, events and research news. If you didn't get a copy in your inbox you can  click here  or on the image below to view this newsletter in your browser. The best way to make sure that you see the newsletter as soon as it comes out is to...
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Keep up to date with the latest plant and crop sector news, funding and events

The October edition of KTN's  Plant Sector Newsletter  is now out, packed with all the latest news, events and funding opportunities for the plant and crop sectors.  Not on our mailing list? Please  click here  or on the image below to view the newsletter. And to make sure that you don't miss out in future email us at  agrifood@ktn-uk.org...
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Agri-Tech East to hold ‘New Innovations in Crop Breeding’ Pollinator Event on 13th October, Norwich

Exciting advances in the role genes play in oil seed rape pod shatter are one of the new developments in crop breeding being discussed at Agri-Tech East’s ‘ New Innovations in Crop Breeding ’ Pollinator at Norwich Research Park on the 13th October 2015. For over 10,000 years, farmers have selected crops they wanted to breed on their characteristics. The cereal crops with the longest...
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September edition of KTN's Plant Sector Newsletter available online

We have just published the September edition of our  Plant Sector Newsletter ,  packed with all the latest news, events and funding opportunities for the plant and crop sectors.  Not on our mailing list? Please  click here  or on the image below to view the newsletter. And to make sure that you don't miss out in future email us at  ...
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Catch up on the latest plants and crops news, funding and events

The August edition of our  Plant Sector Newsletter  was published today - why not check it out and catch up with all the latest news, events and funding opportunities for the plant and crop sectors.  Not on our mailing list? Please  click here  or on the image below to view the newsletter. And to make sure that you don't miss out in...
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Would you like to join our Plant/Agriculture Team? Job opportunity for a Knowledge Transfer Manager (Plants and Crops)

The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) currently has a vacancy for a Knowledge Transfer Manager within our Agriculture (Plants and Crops Sector) Team. If you would enjoy the challenge of working at the interface between industry, research groups and funding bodies on a wide variety of projects, at a time of phenomenal growth in scientific knowledge, changing industrial need and...
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BBSRC publishes position statement on new crop breeding tools

The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) has published a position statement on new and emerging techniques for crop improvement. These novel techniques, which can introduce precise genetic changes into plants, are currently being used in research labs as a tool to help understand the function of genes. Commercial applications are likely to follow: new and improved...
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