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Vandals Interfere With GM Wheat Tests
2012-05-21 12:51:52

Just north of London lies a wheat field full of experimental and genetically modified (GM) vegetation. This field was planted by publicly-funded research organization Rothamsted Research, much to the chagrin of a group of environmental protestors known as “Take the Flour Back.”

UK Asks Protestors Not To Destroy Genetically Modified Wheat Fields
2012-05-02 10:24:14

Agricultural researchers in the UK made a plea to environmental protesters on Tuesday in an attempt to dissuade them from carrying out threats to destroy experimental genetically modified (GM) wheat.

2011-06-10 12:27:43

Research published in PLoS Genetics today (9 June) provides insights into how an important fungal disease is able to evade wheat's defences.

2011-03-09 16:38:19

A study published today (09 March) in Proceedings of the Royal Society B by researchers at Rothamsted Research (an institute of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council), and the universities of Lund (Sweden), Greenwich and York, reports the surprising finding that night-flying moths are able to match their songbird counterparts for travel speed and direction during their annual migrations but they use quite different strategies to do so - information that adds to our...

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2008-12-19 09:16:19

By applying an old theory that has been used to explain water flow through soil and the spread of forest fires, researchers may have an answer to a perplexing ecological and evolutionary problem: why locusts switch from an innocuous, solitary lifestyle to form massive swarms that can devastate crops and strip fields bare.

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2008-10-13 16:10:08

Night-traveling migratory moths may hitch a ride on the wind, but a new study in the October 14th issue of Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, confirms that they are anything but drifters.

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2008-08-09 09:45:00

Aphids are emerging as sentinels of climate change, researchers at BBSRC-supported Rothamsted Research have shown.

2005-10-06 17:48:46

Scientists have developed a new technique that makes pesticides more effective by removing insects' ability to exhibit resistance. Their research will extend the effective life of current pesticides, significantly reduce the amount that needs to be sprayed and remove the need for farmers to move to stronger and more harmful chemicals.


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