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Life Sciences Warwick Crop Centre

We are an internationally recognised centre for translational research in sustainable agriculture, horticulture and food security.

The School of Life Sciences was ranked 2nd in the UK for Agriculture, Food and Veterinary research in the Government's 2014 “Research Excellence”

Impacts of COVID-19 on the Food System

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'The food system is a complex web of activities including the production, processing, transport and consumption of food. However, the Covid-19 pandemic is illustrating its flaws and fragility' - article by Catherine Price (a Warwick alumnus)

Further information

Phenology of the diamondback moth (Plutella xylostella) in the UK and provision of decision support for Brassica growers

Insects. Feb20Wainwright C, Jenkins S, Wilson D, Elliott M, Jukes A, Collier R

In the UK, severe infestations by Plutella xylostella occur sporadically and are due mainly to the immigration of moths. The aim of this study was to develop a more detailed understanding of the phenology of P. xylostella in the UK and investigate methods of monitoring moth activity, with the aim of providing warnings to growers. The summarised sightings by citizen scientists on a web page were accessed regularly by growers and, at present, this approach appears to be the most effective way of providing timely warnings.

Insects. February 2020

SMARTPROTECT logoA thematic network for cross regional knowledge sharing of SMART IPM solutions for farmers & advisors.

The aim of this EU funded project is to stimulate knowledge flow in the regional AKISs (Agriculture Knowledge and Innovation Systems) across the EU and connect these on the innovative potential of advanced methodologies for Integrated Pest Management (IPM) in vegetable production, integrating precision farming technologies and data analytics.

Rosemary Collier from the Crop Centre is the University of Warwick lead.

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Core Research

Andrew Taylor researching onions

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