• Enhancing Nature with a Little Nurture: A History of Avocado Breeding
    December 4, 2018

    Written by CTP Student Jessica Fostvedt An ancient civilisation located in the south of what is now Mexico, the early Mesoamericans cultivated one of the most nutritious foods found on Earth.  The substantial value of this natural gift was not lost on them either.  In fact, avocados were a highly revered source of nourishment, thought… Read more »

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  • Waitrose CTP Welcome Event Coverage
    November 5, 2018

    Lancaster University covered an article of the Waitrose CTP induction event collaboration with CGE. Click here for the link to the article

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  • CTP Second Cohort Welcome Event
    November 1, 2018

    Written by Roz Wareing Waitrose CTP welcomed its second cohort of students last month. The students travelled from their home institutes to Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University for the 2 day welcome Event. During the event the students and supervisors participated in a series of activities including introductions from CTP academic director and Alan… Read more »

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  • The Great British Weather Off
    August 16, 2018

    Written by Nick Kuht (CTP Student) The weather seems to have been the main topic of conversation over recent weeks. For most of us, our biggest concerns have revolved around avoiding getting sunburnt and keeping ourselves cool in the heat. However, farmers across the UK have been facing much greater problems. During my field trial… Read more »

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  • Integrated control of Sclerotinia disease in celery and lettuce
    June 21, 2018

    By Tracey Moreton (Waitrose CTP PhD student) My Journey Starts in the beautiful region of Murcia, Spain. Here I visited celery and lettuce farms in Los Alcazares and Aguilas where I set off to collect samples of the plants infected with Sclerotinia. Over a two-day period, I visited commercial and organic farms collecting the appropriate… Read more »

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  • Digging up dirt on cover crops
    May 16, 2018

    By Mandy Stoker (CTP Student) I was recently asked to visit a land owner who had a rather difficult and sensitive problem to deal with.  The gentleman had been working in partnership with a business man to clean up and restock two beautiful fishing pools which were to be opened up for leisure fishing later… Read more »

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