Posted 5th May 2017 by Jane Williams
Genetic and microbial engineering have shown to be key influencers on plant health. Discoveries in this field can help farmers to reduce reliance on agricultural chemicals and develop novel engineered crops which can better cope with climate change effects.
Posted 15th March 2017 by Jane Williams
As the world population is expected to reach 9 billion by 2050, global food security represents one of the most researched topics in plant science.
Posted 1st March 2017 by Jane Williams
Recent breeding strategies to improve crop resistance against pathogen attacks mainly rely on resistance genes. However, the genetic resource of resistance is limited in most crops, in particular in oilseed-rape (Brassica napus). However, breeding of resistance crops against new emerging diseases remains a great challenge.