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Lettuce - diseases, pests and post-harvest quality - a webinar
Wednesday, 20th October, 3-4pm - in Microsoft Teams.
Lettuce growers face a number of challenges in producing quality product. Major causes of loss of quality are pests and diseases in the field and post-harvest discolouration ('browning' and 'pinking') which is a major limitation to the shelf life of prepared salads.
In this webinar, the first in a series, we will discuss our current research activities on lettuce:
- Fusarium wilt in lettuce: diagnostics, biology and control - John Clarkson
- Managing pests of lettuce - Rosemary Collier
- Post-harvest discolouration in lettuce - Guy Barker
If you would like to suggest a topic for a future webinar in this series, please either complete the relevant box on the registration form for this event or email Claire Barratt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Warwick signs agreement with agronomy specialist to bring UK beans to market
The University of Warwick’s research commercialisation wing, Warwick Innovations, has signed a contract with agronomy specialist Agrii to promote the commercial production of UK haricot beans developed by Professor Eric Holub from Warwick’s Crop Centre, part of the School of Life Sciences. Professor Holub has bred three haricot bean varieties which are adapted for growing in the UK climate and are more suited to standard farm machinery.
“Self-sufficiency in food production is important for reducing human impact on global climate. British-grown beans can help us shift our diets to a healthier future, adding to other UK ingredients to supply the growing trend of flexitarian diets with new markets like Brit-Mediterranean and Brex-Mexican style food.” Professor Holub.