The Higher Education Funding Council for England has announced funding for the
creation of a new Cambridge Centre for Crop Science, developed by the University
of Cambridge in collaboration with NIAB.
Growing more high protein forage crops such as clovers, perennial chicory and
forage brassicas offers sheep farmers greater control over feed costs and more
sustainable businesses going forward.
Forage experts Germinal will highlight the multiple
benefits of high protein forage crops at Grassland &
Muck 2017 with demonstration plots and advice covering
a range of modern cropping options.
Wheat rust, a family of fungal diseases that can cause crop losses of up to 100
percent in untreated susceptible wheats, is making further advances in Europe,
Africa and Asia.