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Speed breeding and the rise of stem rust

Published: 30 July, 2018

Speed breeding of wheat, the secrets of rice immune systems and the worrying rise of stem rust are among the recent research findings recorded in the research digest.

Dr Brande Wulff of the John Innes Centre

Dr Brande Wulff of the John Innes Centre produced 6 harvests a year

One of the most promising achievements is the use of LED lighting to produce six harvests of wheat a year under glass, offering a new way to boost food production.

Also revealed is the flawed thinking behind burying carbon in the soil. Soil data from long-term experiments were used to debunk the idea of using crops to collect more atmospheric carbon and locking it into soil’s organic matter to offset fossil fuel emissions.

Read more information in the Agri-Tech East Research Digest.