Fera regularly share news and insight around a range of subjects across the agri-food chain.

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
SIAFS Project Supported Anna's Happy Trotters
The Longthorp family have been farming for 4 generations, beginning as arable farmers and then adding pigs to the mix to make use of their grain and straw. In 2007, they began to farm their pigs outdoors, making them free range. Read more
SIAFS Project Supported Eric's - Butchers & Pie Maker
Eric Richmond set up a butchers shop in Ossett in late 1945 which focused on staying local, sustainable and ethical. His aim was to provide the finest quality pies using local produce, whilst ensuring steady growth based on strong, long-term relationships with customers, partners and supplier chain. Read more
Gene Editing in the Context of Crops
The EU Court of Justice recently ruled that organisms obtained by Gene Editing (GE), or more precisely directed mutagenesis, should be treated as Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)1. It could be argued that this delays the roll-out of the technology in Europe and buys time for wider consultation. Read more
Observatree - Tree health citizen science partnership
Observatree launched in spring 2014 aiming to train volunteers to help protect the UK’s trees, woods and forests from harmful pests and diseases, both existing and new. Read more
Sprouts and Poinasettia

18 December 2018

Sprouts and Poinasettia
Sprouts - You either love them or hate them but you can't get away from them. Sprouts are the most popular winter vegetable in the UK despite the bad press they often receive. Read more
New research to secure future of the rose
New research to secure future of the rose New research funded by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and Defra will help to secure the future of England’s national flower - the rose. Read more
UK-wide consortium to combat serious threat to plant health
Wednesday 05 December 2018 – Today, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Right Honourable Lord Henley, announces funding for a major bacterial plant diseases research programme supported by UK Research and Innovation’s Strategic Priorities Fund. Read more

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