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Converting Grazing Land to Arable 'Unsustainable' in West Country and Other Parts of Northern Europe

Crop failures and small yields likely as climate change stops farm machinery from accessing fields

13 Sep 2022

Death of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Some reflections from Angela Karp, Director and CEO, Rothamsted Research

12 Sep 2022

Rothamsted Joins Leaf's Network of Innovation Centres

Move further strengthens strategic partnership

1 Sep 2022

Climate Change Impact on Hay Yields Will Leave Farmers Short of Feed

New analysis points to spring hay decline in southern England of up to 50% by 2080

24 Aug 2022

Global Wheat Production can be Doubled, Shows Study

Fine tuning their genomes would help regional wheat varieties feed growing population

7 Jul 2022

Fertiliser Use Could be Reduced with Nature-Based Farming, Shows Major Study

Thirty long-running farm trials show crop choice and manure addition can sustain high yields at low fertiliser rates

27 Jun 2022

Five Year, £13M Research Programme to Look at Net Zero and More

AgZero+ brings together farmers and scientists to tackle issues at scale

27 Jun 2022

Wanted: Are You Blighted By Wireworm?

Study into new control methods looking for people with a pest problem

22 Jun 2022

Wanted: Large White Butterfly Caterpillars

Help needed for research into biological control of pests

15 Jun 2022

First Sowing of Genetically Edited Crop Under New UK Regulations

Less restrictive rules will speed up advances in plant breeding say scientists

26 May 2022

'Moth Motorways' Could Help Resist Climate Change Impact

Farmland species struggling to move north

20 May 2022

Scientists Turn On Gene Without Creating a GMO

Gene editing technique provides ability to switch genes on without adding transgenes

3 May 2022

Moths Disappearing From UK Woods Faster Than From Farms or Cities

Forest populations halved during 1968-2016 compared to average national losses of a third

29 Apr 2022

High Fibre White Bread Inches Closer

Rothmasted developed wheat lines to be used in consumer focused project

25 Apr 2022

Dawn of a New Era

GM pioneers celebrate as relaxing of rules around gene editing finally comes into force

11 Apr 2022

Poor African Farmers Do Better Than Wealthier Counterparts If They Farm A Greater Variety Of Foods

Limited access to land, workers, or farm chemicals can be offset by diversification, study shows

7 Apr 2022

Plant Disease Expert Honoured by Her Peers

New Annual Award Will Reward Top Fungi Researchers

30 Mar 2022

Scientists Developing Crop That Replaces Fossil Fuels As Source Of Key Industrial Compounds

Modified plants can produce chemicals used by makers of food, cosmetics and electronics

15 Feb 2022