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Minimising ‘false positives’ is key to vaccinating against bovine TB

New diagnostic tests are needed to make vaccination against bovine tuberculosis (bovine TB) viable and the number of false positives from these tests must be below 15 out of every 10,000 cattle...

Probiotic toxin fights coldwater disease in rainbow trout

When a rainbow trout falls prey to coldwater disease, its colorful body erodes into ragged wounds and ulcers. The bacterial infection can kill up to 30 percent of hatchery stock and costs...

Fighting the Colorado potato beetle with RNA interference

Colorado potato beetles are a dreaded pest of potatoes all over the world. Since they do not have natural enemies in most potato producing regions, farmers try to control them with pesticides....

Aggressive plant fungus could pose threat to wheat production in UK

The spread of exotic and aggressive strains of a plant fungus is presenting a serious threat to wheat production in the UK, according to research published in Genome Biology . The research uses...

Are you interested in organic and low input ruminant production?

Low Input beef, sheep and Dairy Workshop, 21-22 April 2015 , near Stocksfield, Northumberland The Advanced Training Partnership (ATP) in Sustainable and Efficient Food Production is...

Scientists find potential way of controlling leaf blotch disease in wheat

Scientists have found a genetic mechanism that could stop the spread of a "devastating" disease threatening wheat crops. Septoria leaf blotch (STB) is caused by a fungus and is seen as the...

Moving from upstream thinking towards upstream doing - A catchment-based approach to managing the water environment

British Water and Lancaster University's Environment Centre are holding a conference on  Catchment Management in Action:  Integrating land and water management in the Eden -  ...

IWYP funding available for research to increase the genetic yield potential of wheat

The International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) is initiating its first competitive funding call by inviting creative, forward-looking proposals that seek to discover approaches to...

Are you interested in using computing technologies to advance understanding of insect science?

The Electronic & Computing Technology Special Interest Group of the Royal Entomological Society aims to increase our understanding of how computing technologies can be deployed to advance...

Fluorescent hormone biosensor allows scientists to see plant defences in action in real time

When plants come under attack internal alarm bells ring and their defence mechanisms swing into action – and it happens in the space of just a few minutes. Now, for the first time, plant...

New world-class scientific collaboration to combat devastating crop rusts

Seven scientific teams from the co-located John Innes Centre (JIC), The Sainsbury Laboratory (TSL) and The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC), have joined forces in the fight against rust fungi which...

Breeding invertebrates for next generation biocontrol

Bingo! No, I haven’t just won a prize (unfortunately), but I have just read about a new international research network with the memorable acronym BINGO, standing for Breeding Invertebrates for...

Find out about grants for agri-tech research and development at a breakfast seminar, 23 Feb, Rothamsted

Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise, with support from the KTN, are holding a  business seminar on " Grants for agri-tech research and development " on  23 February 2015...

New non-destructive device measures root growth in smaller plants

Researchers from North Carolina State University's Department of Horticultural Science recently introduced a new apparatus called the "mini-Horhizotron", a device used to non-destructively...

Would you like to find out more about funding for agri-tech?

Agri-Tech Catalyst – Consortia Building Event 24th February 2015, Birmingham The KTN Agri-Food team is organising a networking event to promote Round 4 of the...

Learn more about emerging science and technologies in crop research at Agri Innovation 2015, 22 April, London

Agri Innovation 2015: Emerging Science and Technologies in Crop Research Wednesday 22 April 2015, SCI, London This conference is the second in a series being organised jointly by SCI...

GROW your business wth the UK’s first Agri-Tech Business Plan Competition

GROW , from Agri-Tech East , is the UK’s first Agri-Tech Business Plan Competition, and is aimed at encouraging entrepreneurial thinking into the industry. Entrepreneurs and...

2nd DairyCare Conference, 3-4 March 2015 in Cordoba, Spain

The 2nd conference of the DairyCare COST Action will take place in Cordoba, Spain on March 3rd and 4th 2015. DairyCare is focused on dairy animal health and welfare and...

Study finds that many renewable resources have already reached their limits

Can the world continue expanding its use of renewable resources at an increasing rate? Most likely not. Using a data set of over 25 resources researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for...

Smart farming technique to boost yields and cut fertiliser pollution

Researchers at Lancaster Univerisity are using X-rays to help farmers increase yields and cut water pollution following an unexpected discovery in a pea and bean crop. Plant and soil...
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