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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...

Invitation to join the Animal Welfare Research Network

In 2014 an Animal Welfare Working Group was formed to review BBSRC-funded animal welfare research. The Animal Welfare Working Group identified the animal welfare community as small and...

Do you speak cow? Researchers listen in on conversations between calves and their mothers

Researchers have been eavesdropping on ‘conversations’ between calves and their mothers - measuring the process of how cows communicate using detailed acoustic analysis for the first time. ...

New discovery will help combat bee disease

University of Guelph researchers  have found a toxin released by the pathogen that causes American foulbrood disease — Paenibacillus larvae (P. larvae) — and developed a lead-based...

Could reinserting good genes from wild plants back into our crops help us produce more food?

To feed the world's growing population - expected to reach nine billion by the year 2050 - we will have to find ways to produce more food on less farmland, without causing additional harm to the...

Mother plants teach seeds about seasons and give them a thicker coat when it’s cold

New research by Dr Steve Penfield from the John Innes Centre has found that 'mother' plants remember the seasons and use this memory to teach their seeds the time of year and tell them when they...

Rising temperatures predicted to lower wheat yields

An international consortium of researchers has used big data sets to predict the effects of climate change on global wheat yields. Their multi-model predictions indicated global wheat...

First ever working sweet-pepper harvesting robot

When I was younger I once spent a summer working as a fruit picker, this form of seasonal casual labour has been a mainstay of horticulture for centuries. However fruit pickers may soon be a...

Horizon 2020 funding for ensuring sustainable use of agricultural waste, co-products and by-products

An Horizon 2020 funding call for "Waste: A resource to recycle, reuse and recover raw materials" on the topic of " Ensuring sustainable use of agricultural waste, co-products and by-products "...

Towards the ‘Connected Farm’: Workshop on 29th January, Satellite Applications Catapult

Today’s farming industry relies heavily on the collection and movement of data related to all parts of the business and the wider supply chain. From weather forecasts to stock levels in retail...

Fish farming industry could benefit from keeping fish in semi-closed or closed systems for part of their life cycle

New research  conducted by scientists at Uni Research in Bergen, Norway has found that the  fish farming industry could benefit from keeping fish in semi-closed or closed systems for...

Fighting malnutrition with a ‘stronger’ chickpea

Micronutrient malnutrition affects more than 2 billion people. Researchers working at the Crop Development Centre at the University of Saskatchewan are seeking long term solutions to help to...
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