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Learn about the latest findings in crop research - SCI & KTN workshop, 20 October, London

SCI’s AgriSciences Group and the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) are holding a conference on " New Frontiers in Crop Research " on Thursday 20th October 2016 in London. This conference will provide updates in many exciting areas of crop research, including projects underway within the BBSRC funded research-industry clubs. The event also aims to foster the interdisciplinary...
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Crops for Human and Farmed Animal Nutrition

BBSRC is inviting researchers from a range of backgrounds to apply their expertise across the spectrum of underpinning to applied research in order to advance our understanding of how crops and/or crop-based food can have a positive health benefit for humans or farmed animals. It is important to deliver benefits to researchers, industrial partners and practitioners. Proposals should...
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Impact of climate change on food production - modelling study predicts over 500,000 extra deaths in 2050

Climate change could kill more than 500000 adults in 2050 worldwide due to changes in diets and bodyweight from reduced crop productivity, according to new estimates published in The Lancet. The research is the strongest evidence yet that climate change could have damaging consequences for food production and health worldwide. The modelling study, led by Dr Marco Springmann from the...
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Making efficient use of manure - new dossier published

Wageningen UR has published a dossier containing a selection of the most important results, developments and information relating to policy, manure application, the environment, processing and soil quality.  "Worldwide, animal husbandry produces large amounts of manure. This is rich in minerals (phosphates, nitrogen, potassium), but also in proteins, fatty acids and other...
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UK and India collaborate on future-proof crops

Seven new research projects have been launched to help provide new or improved crops for the future. The projects involve collaborations between researchers in the UK and India and aims to provide crops suitable for a changing climate and to produce more food with fewer inputs. The research has been made possible thanks to £5M funding from the UK's Biotechnology and Biological Sciences...
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BBSRC invests in an octocopter to monitor crops at Rothamsted

BBSRC has invested in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology for Rothamsted Research to monitor crops and crop experiments as part of several genetic improvement projects. Rothamsted Research has obtained a high performance radio remote-controlled octocopter equipped with four distinct cameras, thanks to funding from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)....
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World changing technology enables crops to take nitrogen from the air

A major new technology has been developed by The University of Nottingham, which enables all of the world’s crops to take nitrogen from the air rather than expensive and environmentally damaging fertilisers. Nitrogen fixation, the process by which nitrogen is converted to ammonia, is vital for plants to survive and grow. However, only a very small number of plants, most notably legumes...
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UK’s Agricultural Resilience Strengthened by New Initiative in York

The Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) and the University of York have announced a new joint venture: an Initiative in Agrifood Resilience. This announcement was made on the same day as the Government launched its new UK Agricultural Technologies Strategy , which sets out how investment will back the technologies of the future allowing our agricultural industries to grow and...
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New US – Australian – Indian research collaboration to produce abiotic stress tolerant cereals

As part of the US government’s global hunger and food security initiative, Feed the Future, a new research program is being supported by the US Agency for International  Development (USAID) in partnership with The Australian Centre for Plant  Functional Genomics (ACPFG) and Vibha Agrotech Limited to apply transgenic technologies to  enhance environmental stress tolerance...
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Improving 'crop per drop' could boost global food security and water sustainability

Improvements in crop water productivity — the amount of food produced per unit of water consumed — have the potential to improve both food security and water sustainability in many parts of the world, according to a study published online in   Environmental Research Letters   May 29   by scientists with the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the...
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