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Crop Improvement

  Brassica diversity plot Dr Graham Teakle with brassica


We are looking for ways to enhance and accelerate crop breeding, leading to varieties that are targeted to thrive in specific and challenging environments.



  • The Vegetable Genetic Improvement Network (VeGIN) is a Defra-funded project to bring together research focused on key vegetable crops. The Network encourages collaborations between industry and researchers to address how genetic improvement of crop varieties can contribute to a sustainable increase in food production to meet the twin challenges of food security and climate change.
  • The Oilseed Rape Genetic Improvement Network (OREGIN) 



Graham Teakle