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News from 2014 tagged as crops

December

Rising temperatures predicted to lower wheat yields press release

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

Black-grass Resistance Initiative gets battle underway news

November

UK and India collaborate on future-proof crops BBSRC press release

Plant co-existence: insights from a 171 year Rothamsted experiment press release

Research Councils scheme commits £1M to boost farming sustainability and productivity news

October

Position statement on new crop breeding tools published by UK's major plant science funder BBSRC press release

Research paves way for new generation of fungicides press release

BBSRC and NERC fund initiatives to protect soils and safeguard global food security BBSRC press release

September

Comments invited on BBSRC food security report news

Plant variants point the way to improved biofuel production BBSRC press release

A big step towards more efficient photosynthesis press release

Big science from small insects feature 

Plant insights could help develop crops for changing climates press release

Great British bioscience pioneers – Professor Sir David Baulcombe feature

August

New study charts the global invasion of crop pests press release

July

Bees able to spot which flowers offer best rewards before landing, new research shows press release

The role of no-till agriculture in climate change mitigation may be over-stated press release

New Centre of Excellence for Plant and Microbial Science press release

DNA analysis reveals that queen bumblebees disperse far from their birthplace before setting up home news

June

New crop breeding technologies discussed news

Plants sense water in soil to grow roots in the right direction press release

Root growth regulation could help boost crop performance BBSRC press release

BBSRC and NSF renew funding to improve photosynthesis to feed and fuel the world press release

Great British Bioscience Festival exhibit starts its tour press release

May

Better understanding of disease resistance genes in crops news

Public-private research partnership to support sustainable agricultural systems BBSRC press release

New manure app to minimise losses and boost profit press release

Pesticides in bee decline – call for evidence-driven debate press release

Great British Bioscience: Bioenergy feature

Researchers and growers will work together to combat black-grass press release

Innovators 2014 part three – Cathie Martin and Eugenio Butelli's purple tomatoes feature

A synthetic biology approach to improve photosynthesis press release

Green vaccination: boosting plant immunity without side effects press release

CASE Studentship studies part one – Stephanie Heard feature

April

Rothamsted Research granted permission for new GM field trial press release

Great British bioscience pioneers – Professor Ottoline Leyser feature

March

£4M for Agricultural Innovation press release

New international partnership aims to unlock wheat's potential BBSRC press release

Bioenergy experts gather for successful conference news

CST report on GM science news

BBSRC and NSF co-fund international Arabidopsis resource news

Food and fuel production needs to change say experts at IBEC 2014 news

February

Biodiesel by-product could be used to protect soil quality press release

Report details the impact of the John Innes Centre press release

Hidden crop pest threat to poorer nations revealed press release

High temperatures affect male fertility in plants press release

Secrets of potato blight evolution could help farmers fight back press release

January

Ramularia and the four 'Rs' press release

Safeguarding the future supply of our daily bread news

PhD students in India, Ethiopia and Kenya to fight wheat stripe rust press release

New discovery could stimulate plant growth and increase crop yields press release

Europe is short of 13 million honeybee colonies for crop pollination press release 

BBSRC-funded Rothamsted GM wheat field experimental work completed news

Branching out: from model plants to coppiced trees press release