New research published in Nature shows that many of the wild crops that will be needed for future food supply are poorly represented in the world’s gene banks.
The most critical gaps are in the Mediterranean and the Near East, western and southern Europe, Southeast and East Asia, and South America.
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New research has shown, for the first time, that a beneficial microbe is producing a plant hormone that protects a plant by inducing plant resistance.
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The Executive Director for the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies has published conclusions from the FAO’s Global Soils week 2015.
The theme of this year was “Soil. The Substance of Transformation”
You can find the conclusions here: link
The third plenary assembly of the Global Soil Partnership Plenary Assembly will take place at the FAO headquarters in Rome from 22nd – 24th June 2015.
The assembly will review and prioritise GSP actions, and agenda items include the implementation of the International Year of Soils and the World Soil Day and its celebration in 2015.
You can find more about the assembly here: link
The agenda of the third session can be found here: link
A link to the 2014 Annual Report for the LASI (Laboratory of Apiculture and Social Insects) has been added to the portal. The report gives updates on the progress of LASI’s research. You can find this on the University of Surrey’s portal page here.
We are please to announce that the next event is the suppliers technical conference which will be held at Warwick University Scarman House Conference Centre starting at 6pm on 11th November and 9am on 12th November 2015.
There will be a drinks reception and themed dinner on the 11th and then a conference on 12th from 9am till 3pm
Dates for diary
Next Science day is 2pm 23rd February and from 9am 24th February 2016 at Scarman House Conference Centre Warwick