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Study reveals microbial diversity in the stomachs of cattle

Scientists at the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna have investigated whether stomach ulcers in cattle are related to the presence of certain bacteria. They analysed bacteria present in...

Sign up for distance learning with the Sustainable and Efficient Food Production ATP

The Advanced Training Partnership in Sustainable and Efficient Food Production ( Pasture ATP ) offers postgraduate training through workshops and distance learning. They have five distance...

Agri Innovation Den now open for entries as part of new initiative to discover the best innovators in the UK’s agriculture industry

Do you have a technology based concept or idea that could change the face of UK farming? Budding entrepreneurs are being invited to showcase their ideas for...

Pig-borne disease most likely jumped into humans when rearing practices changed

The most virulent strains of Streptococcus suis , the leading cause of bacterial meningitis in adult humans in parts of southeast Asia and in pigs around the world, are likely to have evolved...

New Centre for Agricultural Informatics and Sustainability Metrics

Rothamsted Research, the University of Reading, the National Institute of Agricultural Botany, and Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are to receive £11.8m to establish a new Centre for...

Biosensors in Agriculture Workshop, 17 June 2015, Birmingham

Agricultural science is a fast growing market, but faces a significant global challenges in the form of: A rising population Rapid development of emerging economies ...

Researchers show that plants exposed to bacteria activate their immune system using three separate mechanisms

Spring is just around the corner and for many of us that means planting a garden with plenty of fruits and vegetables, including tomatoes. However, some of the plants will be infected by...

Dairy herd management strategies can result in win-win for milk production and reducing carbon footprint

Agricultural greenhouse gases (GHG) make up 8.1% of total U.S. GHG emissions. The dairy cattle farming industry is being challenged to reduce greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining or...

New project aims to find better ways to use redundant egg-laying hens

Three million egg-laying hens are destroyed each year. Researchers at SINTEF believe that this practice is inadequately sustainable and want to see the hens exploited for food, oils and...

New detection test for subclinical mastitis in dairy cows

A test developed at Kansas State University is identifying mastitis in dairy cows earlier and for less cost than current technologies on the market. The test detects subclinical mastitis in...

Co-infection with two parasites can significantly reduce severity East Coast fever in cattle

When calves are infected by two parasite species at the same time, one parasite renders the other far less deadly, according to a new study published in the current journal of Science Advances. ...

Flower-enriched farms boost bee populations

Flower strips sown into farmers’ fields not only attract bees but increase their numbers, new University of Sussex research has shown. A two-year study of farms in West Sussex and Hampshire...

‘Superfeed’ lupin will provide soya-grade protein from UK farms

Scientists at Aberystwyth University's Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) have proved that growing lupins provides a viable alternative source of soya-grade...

Grants available for farmers, woodland owners and forestry contractors under the Countryside Productivity Scheme

Farmers, woodland owners and forestry contractors can apply for grants under the Countryside Productivity Scheme. The Countryside Productivity Scheme is part of the Rural Development...

Free online course on the selection and management of cover crops from ARTIS

ARTIS have recently developed a free online course on the selection and management of cover crops. ARTIS is a national training platform led by NIAB focused on the technical skills needed by...

New study reveals widespread risk of infectious diseases to wild bees

Researchers have discovered a network of viruses, which were previously associated with managed honeybees, may now pose a widespread risk to bumblebees in the wild, according to a new study...

Date for your diary: Steps to Sustainable Livestock, 12-15 January 2016, Bristol

An international conference   on sustainable ruminant livestock production   will take place in Bristol on 12-15 January 2016. The conference has resulted from the...

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....
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