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Onion Crisis: Researchers Combatting Destructive Crop Disease Costing Farmers £10m Annually

Researchers at The University of Warwick are working to safeguard one of the world's most crucial crops – the humble onion. Amidst growing concerns over the threat posed by Fusarium Basal Rot (FBR), a team of experts from the University is embarking on a groundbreaking project, run by the British Onions Producer Agency (BOPA), aimed at saving our crops and revolutionising FBR detection.

Fri 16 Feb 2024, 11:49 | Tags: Life Sciences, crops

University of Warwick's bean grower Andy Ward grapples with impacts of torrential rain

Lincolnshire farmer Andy Ward, known for cultivating the first British Baked Beans in partnership with University of Warwick scientist Eric Holub, is facing a harsh reality as standing waters inundate his farmlands.

He said, "There's nothing we can do when the fields are underwater."

Fri 05 Jan 2024, 15:20 | Tags: crop centre, crops, Beans

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

National Organic Month: The University of Warwick’s pioneering research into low-input farming from the crop centre

During National Organic Month, the University of Warwick's Crop Centre takes a pioneering stance in the realm of low-input farming, shedding light on the concept of 'organic farming.'


Fri 01 Sep 2023, 09:40 | Tags: agriculture, crop centre, crops, farming

The first British Baked Beans could be on the breakfast menu thanks to University of Warwick research

A pioneering project is set produce haricot beans, better known as classic-baked bean, in the UK for the first time.

Fri 16 Jun 2023, 10:06 | Tags: research, crop centre, crops, Beans, Horticulture and Agriculture

£1.5m Crop Research Centre opens at University of Warwick

A facility using gene-editing technology to improve quality, resilience and sustainability of vegetable crops has opened at the University of Warwick.

Thu 10 Nov 2022, 16:32 | Tags: Life Sciences, crop centre, crops, Innovation Campus

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