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University of Edinburgh

August 4, 2020

Data gets to root of crop yields problem - The resilience and yields of food crops worldwide could be improved by a new technique that monitors the growth of plant roots, scientists say

March 5, 2020

Genetic diversity improves yield and hybrid crop varieties

July 10, 2019

Cycling success may hold key to land savings - Making minor changes to how food is produced, supplied and consumed around the world could free up around a fifth of agricultural land, research suggests

February 26, 2019

Mini-fellowships launched to inspire transformation in Ethiopian agricultural research

November 2, 2018

Gene find could pave way for disease-resistant crops

January 26, 2018

Event celebrates UK innovations in agriculture

August 31, 2017

United Kingdom - Leading scientists call for unified approach to plant and animal breeding

June 1, 2017

Quest for resilient chickpea may aid poor farmers

November 16, 2015

High yield crops a step closer

April 13, 2015

Bacteria find could aid crop protection - Fresh insights into how bacteria protect themselves could help develop improved products to protect plants from disease

February 2, 2015

Crops that thrive in warming climates are a step closer, with new findings on how temperature and light affect plant development

November 12, 2014

Plant find could cut fertiliser use - Insights on how plants regulate absorption of a key nutrient could help avoid pollution caused by excess fertiliser use

October 28, 2014

KeyGene licences sequence-based genotyping to the University of Edinburgh

September 8, 2014

Study paves way for new crops - Crops that thrive in changing climates could be developed more easily, thanks to fresh insights into plant growth

December 13, 2011

Insight could help develop new crops that can cope with sudden changes in the weather

October 2, 2011

New insight into plant immune defences

September 15, 2010

Flowers offer clues to biodiversity

September 9, 2010

Gene discovery holds key to growing crops in cold climates


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