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Seeds to micro-factories: Q&A with Director of the John Innes Centre

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As Chief Scientific Advisor to the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) I get ample chance to visit the scientific “gems” of the UK. This has included notable visits to laboratories as varied as the National Nuclear Laboratories in …

'Lure and Kill' technology to manage beetle pests

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Our innovative Agri-tech Catalyst project, led by the Processors and Growers Research Organisation (PGRO), is developing a “lure-and-kill” approach to manage agricultural pests. Currently blanket sprays of insecticide are used against the pea and bean weevil (Sitona lineatus) which attacks …