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Plant Health Recruitment
With the EU exit fast approaching Fera Science has been approached by the UK Government to provide additional plant diagnostics in preparation for the changing landscape, supporting them to continue to keep our borders free of disease and pests. We are therefore looking to recruit up to 11 diagnosticians. Read more
Fera Science Partners with SelectScience on The Scientists’ Channel – a New Video Platform Showcasing Scientists to Communicate Innovation
The Scientists’ Channel places scientists and their work first, providing a complete video platform for scientists to present their work, share innovations and expertise, and publicize their organization. Read more
Towards a Circular Economy - Evolution Not Revolution
The fourth bi-annual FuturePack meeting took place at Fera on Thursday 4th October. Leading representatives from industry, academia and government gathered to hear about recent technological developments and discuss strategies to improve the sustainability of packaging and achievement of a circular economy. Read more
Official opening of the national agricultural seeds council molecular seed testing laboratory, 4th October, Sheda, Nigeria
For the past 2 years Fera has been working with NASC to co-design and make operational the first molecular seed diagnostics testing laboratory for Nigeria, ensuring that NASC can provide a better seed certification service to the seed industry. Read more
Introducing the new Fapas 2019-20 Proficiency Testing Schemes featuring New Microbiology, Dioxins & Tropane Alkaloids Tests to meet the needs of Industry
Introducing the new Fapas 2019-20 Proficiency Testing Schemes featuring New Microbiology, Dioxins & Tropane Alkaloids Tests to meet the needs of Industry. Read more
Nematode pests of soft fruit crops
There has been an increase in the number of samples of soft fruits submitted to the Fera Plant Clinic, for analysis of plant pests and diseases. Read more
Asian Hornet sightings

24 September 2018

Asian Hornet sightings
Most of the reports we receive are of native species and there have been very few confirmed occurrences of Asian hornet in GB to date - for the latest information on the status of Asian hornet in GB see here. However, reporting sightings as you have done is hugely appreciated and important in assisting with surveillance of non-native species. Read more
Detecting 'added' phosphates in prawns, white fish and chicken
Detecting 'added' phosphates in prawns, white fish and chicken Read more
CIR 2018 presentations now available for download
Receive your copy of Dr Rachel Benstead and Dr Andrew McEwen's CIR 2018 presentations. Read more

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