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Would you like to join our agriculture team? Opportunity for a Knowledge Transfer Manager (plants or animals)

The Agriculture team at the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join their team to deliver a range of activities (either individually or as part of a team) aimed at providing innovation support primarily for the Agriculture sector (Plants or Animals) and Agri-food more generally. Deadline for applications: 7th August 2015 Highly motivated...
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Boosting crop growth in challenging conditions

A plant's natural response to adverse conditions, such as water shortage, is to slow or even stop their growth completely. Whilst this allows plants to conserve energy this poses a real problem to crop farmers as it can lead to poor yields.    Now a research team led by the University of Durham have discovered a natural mechanism which could boost plant growth even in...
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£13m 'Engineering for Agrifood' Funding Competition – Two successful Consortia Building Workshops

The Technology Strategy Board and partners are offering up to £13m for businesses to develop engineering solutions across the agri-food supply chain. Project proposals must be business-led and collaborative. The focus of the competition will be to attract business-led projects which will: Enhance efficiency in use of resources in crop, livestock (including aquaculture) and food...
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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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