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Industry challenges for the SARIC Sandpit event 8-9 March 2016 are published

NERC, the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) and the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) invite you to participate in a 1·5-day interactive workshop...

Are you interested in developing innovative sustainable agriculture research projects?

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Innovation Club (SARIC) sandpit 8-9 March 2016, Park Inn, Nottingham The Sustainable Agriculture Research and Innovation Club (SARIC), is a...

Abstract submission now open - EAAP2016 'Sustainable Food Production: Livestock's Key Role, 29 Aug-1 Sep, Belfast

Booking and submissions now open for the 2016 EAAP Conference, 'Sustainable Food Production: Livestock's Key Role'. Hosted in the beautiful city of Belfast, Northern Ireland, from 29...

GROW 2016: Agri-Tech East business plan competition offers mentoring

How do you turn a good idea into an early-stage business? GROW 2016 is the UK’s only agri-tech business plan competition, and aims to encourage people with an innovative concept to explore if...

JPIAMR funding call: Unravelling the dynamics of transmission and selection of antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

The Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance ( JPIAMR ) has launched its 3rd call for proposals, with a total budget of €30million, and a  deadline of  21st...

Calysta to develop new fish feed ingredient to reduce aquaculture industry’s use of fishmeal

Located at the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), Teesside, Calysta will develop the production process for FeedKind™ protein, a new fish feed ingredient to reduce the aquaculture industry’s...

Innovation in Soil-Free Growing, 2 March, Sheffield

Agricultural science is a fast growing market, but faces significant global challenges in the form of:  A rising population Shortages of land, water and energy Rapid...

Field labs give insights into blackgrass control and compost teas

As the warm wet weather encourages winter-sown wheat to get away, concerns are being raised that blackgrass is also thriving. Liz Bowles, Head of Farming for the Soil Association, comments that...

£10M UK-India Virtual Joint Centres in Agricultural Nitrogen

A £10M investment from the Newton-Bhabba fund will support collaboration between UK and Indian scientists which will help meet the challenge of sustainably producing enough food for a growing...

NERC and BBSRC call for Aquaculture Knowledge Exchange Fellow

NERC and the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) are inviting proposals for a Knowledge Exchange Fellowship in the area of aquaculture. NERC and BBSRC are seeking...

Defra seeks your input to help create a regulatory environment where innovation can flourish

Defra, the Department for Enviroment, Food and Rural Affairs, invites your participation in an  online dialogue on Regulation & Innovation .  Defra is seeking input...

Study identifies 5 chemicals that trigger rice plants to fend off common pest

Chemical triggers that make plants defend themselves against insects could replace pesticides, causing less damage to the environment. New research published in Bioorganic & Medicinal...

Is it time to reconsider the EU ban on feeding food waste to pigs as swill?

A newly publised study has suggested that it is time to reconsider the EU ban on feeding food waste to pigs as swill, arguing that this could free up 1.8M hectares of agricultural land in...

Keep up to date with the latest agri-food innovations at a KTN workshop

KTN's Agri-Food Team will be hosting a stimulating programme of workshops in early 2016, to ensure that our members are kept up to date with the latest innovations and technologies for...

Is your Agri-Tech company interested in learning about Innovation Opportunities from Waste?

Is your Agri-Tech company interested in learning about Innovation Opportunities from Waste? This KTN and Innovate UK scoping workshop, being held on 14th January 2016 at the Studio in...

Invitation for Early Career Researchers to take part in a Agri-Innovation Workshop in Malaysia, 14-18 March

Agri-Innovation Workshop: Building resilience to climate change in Malaysia through innovative and sustainable agricultural technologies 14 – 18 March 2016, Malaysia This is a...

Are you seeking a partner for £16M China-UK Newton Fund ? Register now for webinar 14 Jan

Innovate UK, the Research Councils UK (RCUK) and the Ministry of Science and  Technology (MoST) for the People's Republic of China are to invest up to £16 million in the  ...

Researchers reveal atomic-level structure of the bluetongue virus

Researchers from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have  published  the atomic-level structure of the...

Open data to boost farming and feed the world

Ambitious plans on how open data will revolutionise the farming industry, meeting the needs of a growing global population, were revealed on 2nd December 2015 by Environment Secretary Elizabeth...

Bovine TB biosecurity plan and information hub launched

New tools and advice to help farmers protect their herds from TB have been unveiled as part of a new campaign to help eradicate bovine TB, Farming Minister George Eustice announced on Thursday,...
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