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The outbreak of Ash dieback is predicted to cost £15 billion in Britain
A research paper has been published which estimates that ash dieback is set to cost the UK £15 billion and is expected to kill 95-99% of ash trees in Britain. Read more
‘No Deal’ Brexit Guidelines Produced by Defra
The government must plan for every possible outcome when the UK leaves the EU, including a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Defra continue to produce guidelines to ensure that businesses are aware of the forthcoming changes and what actions they may need to take. Read more
Meet the Fera team - Steven Mattock
Since joining Fera Science Ltd in 2018 in the new role, Head of Ecotoxicology Steven Mattock has been working on the build of our new Aquatic Facility. Read more
The Euromix Project
The EuroMix project will deliver a mixture test strategy and test instruments using novel techniques as recently proposed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission. Read more
Beet Cyst Nematode
Beet Cyst Nematode (BCN; Heterodera schachtii) is an economically important parasite of sugar beet which can be found in all major production areas of the world, favouring temperate regions but tolerating a broad range of climates. Read more
Fapas refine their leading wine proficiency testing programme to reflect market demands
With a full year of testing in the bag and significant customer feedback, Fapas have now refined their programme of wine proficiency tests to give customers’ a wider choice of different analytes to suit their requirements. Read more
Emerging threat from new tomato virus
Emerging threat from new tomato virus - UK growers are being urged to look out for symptoms of a potential new virus that could be devastating to UK crops of tomato and peppers. Read more
Showcasing the North’s agrifood expertise for Missouri trade mission
An Agri-Tech mission from the US was hosted by N8 AgriFood as part of a UK tour to meet the country’s leaders in agriculture and food innovation. Read more
Fera part of the UK-wide Xyella pathogen consortium
A major research programme focussing on building UK resilience to the bacterial plant pathogen Xylella fastidiosa, met for the first time this week. Read more
The Applications of Remote Sensing in Plant Health (PHeRS) project
This project aimed to bring together experts from research organisations and companies to share knowledge on remote sensing applications in the plant health sector Read more

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