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Fera Specialist Identifies New Thrips Pest For Saint Helena
St Helena is a remote volcanic outpost in the South Atlantic Ocean and a UK Overseas Territory (UKOT)... Read more
Tomato growers must remain vigilant
ToBRFV, a Tobamovirus; is a robust virus which is transmittable by contact and can therefore be spread through mechanical contact such as direct plant to plant contact, tools, clothing and even bumblebees. Read more
2019 KTN Agri-Tech Investment Showcase – 14th October 2019
The third annual KTN Agri-Tech Investment Showcase was held on Monday 14th... Read more
Break with Convention– Join the Soil Revolution
Join a growing number of farmers who have been able to look at things differently by making the best in field decisions with the Big Soil Community Read more
Master’s Research Projects Being Studied at Fera
I am in my fourth year of studying towards a Master’s degree in Chemistry at the University of York, and chose to write my final-year research project while working in industry Read more
Training biosecurity staff from the Caribbean UK Overseas Territories
The UKOTs support a diverse range of unique ecosystems and habitats that sustain many rare and threatened plant and animal species. These are highly vulnerable to the introduction of invasive alien species Read more
New apprentices join the Fera team.
In September 2019, three new apprentices joined the Plant team at Fera. During their two years in the Plant Protection Programme (PPP) they will gain A Level 4 HNC in Applied Biology, a Level 3 Laboratory Technician Apprenticeship, as well as a.... Read more
Fera’s work with Government underpins future policy
About half of the food consumed in the UK is produced in the EU and other countries therefore maintaining UK’s food safety standards are a must as the food industry prepares for Brexit. Read more
Review of bio-based food contact materials published
The safety of bio-based food contact materials has been examined in a new report produced for the FSA with the scientific work performed by Fera. Read more
The New Fapas 2020 Programme is here
The new Fapas® 2020-21 Proficiency Testing Programmes feature 20 New tests including an expanded range of B vitamins in baby foods, metals analysis in soy lecithin, allergens (sesame and gluten) in cumin, and the enumeration of aerobic plate count (APC) and lactic acid bacteria (LAB) in fruit juice. Read more

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