LATEST NEWS & EVENTS
LATEST NEWS & EVENTS
LATEST NEWS & EVENTS
New title featured in PrecisionAg.com
Dr Paul Miller's study, “Spray technologies in precision agriculture,” has been featured in PrecisionAg.com
Dr. Miller's study is in our recently released title, 'Precision Agriculture for Sustainability', which is edited by Dr John Stafford.
Our title, 'Achieving sustainable cultivation of bananas', has been featured in an article in Fresh Plaza.
The article interviews contributing author, Frits Popma, discussing his expertise and the chapter he wrote for our book.
Researchers developing potatoes resistant to disease and climate change
Scientists from the International Potato Center (CIP) are using wild potatoes to develop climate-resilient varieties. These potatoes are tolerant to heat and drought and resistant to late blight and bacterial wilt, the most important diseases of the tuber.
Scientists use gene editing to save cocoa plants
With the effects of climate change and cocoa’s susceptibility to diseases, a world without chocolate could become a reality unless measures are taken now, according to scientists at the University of California.
New egg centre opens combining production and research
The first centre of its kind has been opened in the United Kingdom, combining commercial egg production with research and education.
Key gene find could enable development of disease-resistant crops
Discovery of a gene that helps plants control their response to disease could aid efforts to develop crops that are resistant to infection, research suggests.
Mango peel could help clean up oil contamination, research finds
University of South Australia researcher Biruck Desalegn Yirsaw has proven an extract of the fruit’s peel can be used to “synthesise” the material that can break down contaminated soil.
Virus-resistant pigs to vastly improve global animal health
Researchers at the University of Missouri have successfully produced a litter of pigs that are genetically resistant to a deadly porcine virus.
Antibiotic-free treatment of dairy cows underway
Researchers at PanaMast are developing breakthrough technology for the dairy industry that's effective against all tested bacteria.
Pioneering biologists create a new crop through genome editing
For the first time, researchers from Brazil, the U.S. and Germany have created a new crop from a wild plant within a single generation using CRISPR-Cas9, a modern genome editing process.
Blue-green algae promises to boost food crop yields
Scientists at ANU have engineered tiny carbon-capturing engines from blue-green algae into plants, in a breakthrough that promises to help boost the yields of important food crops such as wheat, cowpeas and cassava.
Scientists develop way of saving Britain's disappearing chalk grasslands
A three-year experiment by ecologists on Salisbury Plain, home of Britain's iconic Stonehenge, has found a new method of saving Britain's iconic grasslands from disappearing.
Pests to eat more crops in warmer world
Researchers at the University of Washington have predicted that insects will be at the heart of worldwide crop losses as the climate warms up.
Agriculture gearing up for 'fourth industrial revolution'
The agricultural industry is gearing up for the "fourth industrial revolution", where machines will be replacing humans in "thinking" as well as "doing" roles.
Scientists identify TR4-resistant bananas
Scientists at Wageningen University & Research have revealed they are closer than ever to developing fruit that is immune to TR4, a strain of the fungal disease fusarium wilt.
There are many 'ifs,' but the discovery of corn that fertilizes itself could transform agriculture
A group of researchers in the USA believe a variety of corn grown in South Mexico could ultimately transform the way the largest crop in America and the world is grown.
China steps up surveillance after African swine fever outbreaks
The Chinese authorities are undertaking a major surveillance programme following the confirmation of two African swine fever (ASF) cases in different parts of the country.
The wheat code is finally cracked
Today in the international journal Science, the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC) published a detailed description of the genome of bread wheat, the world's most widely cultivated crop.
Smart farms powered by new technologies to boost global dairy output
The application of new technology has transformed dairy farms into smart farms, giving the dairy sector a much needed boost.
Key gene to accelerate sugarcane growth is identified
Researchers have developed a sugarcane line with the ScGAI gene expression silenced. The modification resulted in an adequate phenotype for use in 2G ethanol production, featuring a bigger culm and more biomass.
Newcastle Disease threat raised to ‘medium’
Government officials have raised the risk level for Newcastle Disease in the UK to ‘medium’ following more confirmed cases of the virus on the European continent.