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Community Resource for Wheat and Rice Transformation - application process open

The Community Resource for Wheat and Rice Transformation is a resource for UK plant scientists to apply for their genes to be transformed into wheat or rice free of charge, funded by the BBSRC’s Biological and Bioinformatic Resources fund (BBR).

The current round of the application process is open until 24th June 2019, for transformation slots in the autumn. See the application form for more information and to apply.

NEWS: IBERS-Aberystwyth retains NIAB Agronomy Cup

A team of agriculture students from Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) are the winners of the NIAB Agronomy Cup for the second year.

Philip Dray, Olivia MacGarvie, William Watson and Will Davies achieved the highest gross margin of £2,131/ha in the annual winter wheat trial plot competition, based on a yield of 12.24 t/ha and an input cost of £72.15/ha.

Russell R. Geiger Professorship of Crop Science

The Board of Electors to the Russell R. Geiger Professorship of Crop Science invite applications for this position in the University of Cambridge's Department of Plant Sciences from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment from 1 January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Professorship is a key component of the Cambridge Centre for Crop Science partnership involving the University and NIAB. The Professor will be based in a new Crop Science Building at NIAB's new campus on Lawrence Weaver Road in Cambridge.

NEWS: Northern conference to deliver outlook on UK science and farming future

The 2019 NIAB TAG Outlook Conference takes place just six weeks before the UK deadline for leaving the EU, with the future of science and agriculture top of the agenda for the popular biennial agri-food event.

Ticket bookings are now being taken for the Conference on Wednesday 13th February 2019, held at the Ramside Hall Hotel in Co Durham. The event is open to anyone involved in the food and farming sectors and features the latest analysis and opinion from speakers from across the agri-food industry.


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