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July 21, 2009
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/dna_of_ancient/
Researchers at the University of Warwick have recovered significant DNA information from a lost form of ancient barley that triumphed for over 3000 years seeing off: 5 changes in civilisation, water shortages and a much more popular form of barley that produces more grains.
April 23, 2009
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/new_research_to/
Researchers at the University of Warwick and the University of Dundee are to lead a £3.5million project investigating how microbes are able to cause the notorious crop disease late blight – responsible for the Irish potato famine and still wreaking havoc around the world.
June 25, 2008
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=strawberry.mp3
Researchers at Warwick HRI describe a project which could help to prevent the disappearance of UK grown strawberries due to changes in the weather by helping farmers combat the effects of climate change.
July 20, 2006
Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/audio/?podcastItem=fertigation.mp3
Growers in the UK are having to get used to managing with less water. Changing climate patterns mean that techniques long established in Southern Europe are now being adapted for use further north.
Dr Jim Monaghan (Harper Adams University College) is leading research at Warwick HRI on Dynamic Fertigation, an irrigation system that not only saves water and fertilizer but also automatically respond to five day weather forecasts.