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British champagne production overtaking French? How the shifting seasons are playing havoc with our crops and wildlife, according to scientists

Spring equinox is fast approaching, on 20 March, but the changing seasons are playing havoc with UK wildlife and crops. This comes after England and Wales had their warmest Februarys on record, according to the Met Office.

British-grown beans available for purchase this World Pulse Day

New varieties of Britain’s favourite pulse are available for purchase this World Pulse Day (10th Feb). These UK Registered beans (URBeans) were created by Professor Eric Holub as part of his work to diversify British cooking using home-grown ingredients.

Fri 09 Feb 2024, 10:31 | Tags: Life Sciences, Wellesbourne, Warwick Crop Centre, Sciences

“We three beans”: Capulet, Godiva and Olivia beans on sale in the New Year

Capulet, Godiva and Olivia are new varieties of the nation’s favourite pulse, common beans, developed and grown in the UK. The trio are set to go plastic-free in the new year when they go on sale in local zero-waste stores.

Thu 07 Dec 2023, 12:08 | Tags: Wellesbourne, Beans, Warwick Crop Centre

The University of Warwick celebrates the successful harvest of "GODIVA" and ‘OLIVIA’ – two novel dry beans inspired by local cultural history.

Researchers at the University of Warwick have been working on ways to help UK farmers better serve public health using seed, soil and British sunshine. GODIVA is a blonde-coloured dry bean similar in size to a red kidney bean and named after the historical Coventry noblewoman, Lady Godiva. OLIVIA is a black bean named after a character from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night.

Fri 08 Sep 2023, 08:10 | Tags: crop centre, crops, Wellesbourne, Beans, Innovation Campus

THE SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND: What noisy worms tell us about soil health

Researchers are listening to earthworms to monitor soil health, in what could be a major innovation for maintaining soil health.

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 scientists at the University of Warwick.

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