July, 15, 2016.
New funding kick starts agri-food research
The N8 AgriFood group has announced new pump priming funds aimed at creating a distinct programme of fundamental, translational and multidisciplinary research on agri-food resilience. Two separate funds for local and strategic projects have been made available to researchers at the N8 universities to develop innovative ideas. The funding provides… Full story
April, 18, 2016.
Boosting plant growth via C4 photosynthesis
Plants using C4 photosynthesis grow 20-100 per cent quicker than more common C3 plants by altering the shape, size and structure of their leaves and roots, according to a new study. The ground breaking research, conducted by scientists at the University of Sheffield, revealed why plants using C4 photosynthesis –… Full story
February, 22, 2016.
New funding to improve crop protection
Scientists from the Plant Production and Protection (P3) Centre at the University of Sheffield have been awarded £1 million from the Wolfson Foundation. The funding will be used to establish a state-of-the-art facility for selecting crop varieties that express durable resistance to pests and diseases. The P3 Centre aims to stimulate… Full story