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Construction begins on new hi-tech greenhouse at the University of Warwick’s Wellesbourne Campus

Work is underway on an innovative new greenhouse research facility at the University of Warwick’s Wellesbourne Campus.


Molecular heaters to boost crop growth thanks to €4.9m project

A 4.9m EU H2020 grant will enable a consortium of researchers from across Europe, to embark on a project called ‘Boostcrop’. They will use state-of-the-art experimental and theoretical methodologies to design molecular heaters which will enhance crop growth under cold and freezing stress.

Tue 26 Feb 2019, 09:00 | Tags: climate change, Chemistry, BoostCrop, crops

Arctic's Global Seed Vault to receive 101 samples from Warwick's Vegetable Genebank

101 seed samples from 18 different types of crop species including onions, carrots and cauliflower are to be deposited at the Svalbard Global Seed Vault in Arctic Norway on the 31st October 2018, from the UK Vegetable Genebank (UKVGB) at the University of Warwick.


£1.2 million boost to crop research at University of Warwick

The University of Warwick is set to receive £1.2 million in funding to support its pioneering research in improving the resilience, sustainability and productivity of UK crops, Environment Secretary Michael Gove has announced today.

Fri 15 Jun 2018, 10:06 | Tags: agriculture, UK, research, Life Sciences, crop centre, crops, Sciences

Crops evolving ten millennia before experts thought

Ancient hunter-gatherers began to systemically affect the evolution of crops up to thirty thousand years ago – around ten millennia before experts previously thought – according to new research by the University of Warwick.