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Category: 2014 Projects

Modelling the temporal and spatial ecology of the oilseed rape pest Meligethes aeneus; implications for integrated pest management strategies

Oilseed rape (OSR), the second most widely grown crop in the UK (>600k ha) is vulnerable to attack from the pollen beetle Meligethes aeneus that can reduce yields by 80%. … Continue reading

Post anthesis heat stress in wheat: is the reduction in grain size a consequence of premature maturation of the outer layers of the grain?

As caryopsis development proceeds, following fertilization, the endosperm undergoes a phase of very rapid expansion with continues, although at a slower rate, until it reaches its maximum size, at about … Continue reading