Seed collection conserves genetic diversity of vegetables
Listen to Dr Charlotte Allender discuss the need to conserve the genetic diversity of vegetables, and how this is being done at the University of Warwick's seed bank facility.
Radio discussion (28 Sept 2019)
The Warwick Genetic Resources Unit houses the UK Vegetable Genebank, a globally significant collection of around 14,000 seed samples of a range of vegetable crops.
A cure for the common cold?
Listen as Professor Nigel Dimmock discusses his career and his new antiviral research on the BBC.
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On Monday 18 December, Dr Guy Barker spoke on BBC Midlands Today on how Warwick Crop Centre are improving sprouts through traditional plant breeding. Watch www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09jg8fl/midlands-today-evening-news-18122017 (from 23 minutes)
Dr Barker also spoke with Phil Upton on BBC Coventry and Warwickshire, describing how researchers are utilising genetic diversity from the UK Vegetable Genebank to enhance the appearance, quality and resistance of sprouts. Listen at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05nlj64 (1:41-1:45)
The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has rapidly become the deadliest since the discovery of the virus. But what do we really know about this deadly disease? Ahead of his Cheltenham Science Festival lecture at the Winton Crucible on Thursday 4th June, Virologist Professor David Evans explores a little of the history and biology of Ebola.
Eric Holub speaking about British Baked Beans on Radio 4's Farming Today Programme
On 1 February, Professor Eric Holub was interviewed on BBC Radio 4's Farming Today programme about his research on haricot beans and the aim of producing British grown baked beans. Listen to the podcast (about 20:25 minutes into the programme)
Scientists on a quest to develop a British baked bean (Press Release Sept 2013)
BBC Radio 4 visits Warwick Crop Centre
On Friday 12 August, BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today programme visited the Warwick Crop Centre to find out about research to increase vegetable yields, and quality, in the face of increasing pressures on climate change and food security.
The programme includes:
- Dr Rosemary Collier investigating sources of resistance to lettuce pests.
- Dr Charlotte Allender discussing the use of carrot diversity sets to look for useful traits such as disease resistance and tolerance to drought.
- Dr Graham Teakle examining nitrogen-use efficiency in oil seed rape.
Listen to the programme on BBC iPlayer
Find out more about Warwick Crop Centre