December 07, 2016

Food Matters Live 24th November

Rosemary Collier chaired a session at Food Matters Live on 'The future of global, sustainable, nutritious diets'. Presentations are available here.

November 22, 2016

RHS PhD Symposium at RHS Wisley

Rosemary Collier and Jonathan Menary both gave presentations today at the symposium.


November 18, 2016

AHDB Crops PhD Student Conference

Jonathan Menary gave a presentation on his research at the conference and Kat Hayles won an award for the best poster. Well done both!

Kat Hayles

AAB Conference – Advances in IPM 2016

Dave Chandler, John Clarkson, Rosemary Collier and PhD students Declan Perry, Laura Reyes and Vicotria Woolley all made presentations at this meeting and Dave, Rosemary and Gill Prince were co-authors on others. ipm_2016_pbf.pdf.

November 16, 2016

VeGIN Stakeholder Day 14th November

Graham Teakle, John Clarkson, John Walsh, Charlotte Allender, Rosemary Collier, Sebastian Fairhead and Guy Barker made presentations at the Vegetable Genetic Improvement Network Stakeholder Day at Wellesbourne on 14th November.

10.00 Coffee  
10.30 Introduction to the day Brian Thomas

Identifying resistance to fungal pathogens in VeGIN and industry impact

John Clarkson
11.00 Opportunities for exploiting resistance to plant viruses John Walsh
11.20 Currant-lettuce aphid: host plant resistance and
aphid genetics
Graham Teakle

Opportunities for crop improvement as part of Integrated
Pest Management strategies

Rosemary Collier

Industry priorities that might be addressed by crop breeding

Charlie Kisby, G's

What are the key targets for improving host plant resistance
to pests and diseases going forwards?


Lunch and student posters


Sources of resistance to tipburn in lettuce

Andrew Beecham

Gene Bank collections and exploiting genetic diversity in carrot

Charlotte Allender

Student presentations

Justin Roberts,
Sebastian Fairhead

Genetics and breeding and new approaches

Guy Barker

Discussion on priorities going forward

Jim Monaghan

Summing up

Brian Thomas

October 31, 2016

OREGIN Stakeholder Forum 2016 – Breeding for resistance to pests and diseases

Graham Teakle and Rosemary Collier each gave presentations at the Oil Seed Rape Genetic Improvement Network Stakeholder Forum held at Rothamsted Research today. The forum theme was 'Breeding for resistance to pests and diseases; approaches and advances'.

The titles of their talks were:

Graham 'OREGIN update overview/plant resources'

Rosemary 'Advances in understanding resistance to pests – horticultural brassica perspective'

October 24, 2016

AMBER project

Dave Chandler has recently given presentations describing the AMBER Project- Application and Management of Biopesticides for Efficacy and Reliability (AMBER). This was at the 2016 Cucumber and Pepper Conference on 12th October and the British Tomato Growers Assocation Conference on 29th September.

Dave Chandler

Elsoms' Open Days

On 12th and 13th October, the School of Life Sciences/Warwick Crop Centre took part in the Open Days at Elsoms with a stand demosntrating some of our reserach on crops and crop improvement in particular.

Elsoms OPen Days

August 24, 2016

Interview by Dave Chandler on research on plants and crops at Warwick on BBC Radio Coventry and Warw

Dave Chandler from Warwick Crop Centre, School of Life Sciences was interviewed today about our research on plants and crops at the University of Warwick on the Brody Swain Show - about 54:47 minutes in.

Rosemary Collier presentation at the World Congress of Food Science and Technology, Dublin

Rosemary Collier gave a presentation entitled 'Challenges to sustainable production of fruits and vegetables' at the 18th World Congress of Food Science and Technology, Dublin on 22 August 2016.

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