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

Combatting Crop Storage Damage
Fera’s Plant Clinic offers a range of specific tests targeting potato storage issues. We offer Rapid Direct Tuber testing which includes testing for Potato virus Y (PVY) as standard. Spraing tests for Potato Mop Top and Tobacco Rattle Virus using symptomatic tuber and soil bait testing methods are also available. Read more
The Big Soil Community
Soil health has become widely recognised as an underpinning characteristic of sustainable agriculture. However, the biological component of soil remains poorly understood in an applied context and the complexity makes it too big of a challenge for one organisation or farm to address. Read more
Fera provides scientific expertise alongside 16 European organisations on the Valitest project to support plant health
Fera, as part of a multi-disciplinary consortium of 16 European organisations are partnering on the Valitest project, providing scientific expertise to support plant health and tackle global food security. Read more
Fera is Awarded Cyber Essentials Certification
Fera Science has been awarded CE Scheme certification against cyber-attack helping us guard you against the most common cyber threats and demonstrate our commitment to cyber security. Read more
Risks to winter oilseed rape
Act now to mitigate risks to your oilseed rape. Each year up to 76% of the oilseed rape crop is affected by cabbage stem flea beetle damage (CSFB). Growers also need to be monitoring crops for Turnip yellows virus (TuYV) as there is some evidence of populations emerging and therefore now a major threat to WOSR yields. Read more
New courses throw the spotlight on food safety, security and packaging
Organisations and individuals working in the food supply chain will be able to tap into new advances and expertise in food and drink packaging, thanks to a new course developed by the Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation (IAFRI), a joint venture between Newcastle University and Fera Science Ltd (Fera). Read more
Europe-Wide Listeria Outbreak Causes Top Grocery Retailers To Remove Frozen Corn, Peas, Beans, Spinach & Sorrel From Shelves
Europe-Wide Listeria Outbreak Causes Top Grocery Retailers to Remove Frozen Corn, Peas, Beans, Spinach & Sorrel From Shelves Read more
Protecting public health in the global food market
Managing the safe supply of food for the world’s fast-growing population is one of the biggest challenges for global society over the next ten years. With the world’s resources under huge stress, the need to ensure that all people at all times have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life is receiving urgent attention. Read more
Highlights announced for York’s new floral festival Bloom! 5–8 July 2018
Curious visitors will be invited to visit York St John University to learn about botany - the science of plants. Here our leading science experts along will be on hand to share their knowledge - have a go at being a plant pathologist! Read more
Developing sustainable sources of animal feed
Poor nutrition is a persistent problem in low and middle income countries, caused in part by the lack of good quality protein in animal and human diets. Also, rural communities face animal feed shortages, and food crops struggle to grow in poor quality soil. Read more

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