LogoBee posts for January

31 01 2014

Here are the links to the blog posts I have written for graphic/logo design company LogoBee this month:

UKPSF Launches New Report on Status of Plant Science

28 01 2014

Screen shot 2014-01-28 at 13.05.07Today sees the launch of a new report by the UK Plant Sciences Federation (UKPSF)– one that I helped to research, structure, copyedit and proofread!

The report, entitled, “UK Plant Science: Current Status and Future Challenges” outlines the results of a survey of more than 300 members of the UK plant science community. In this survey, respondents identified what they perceive to be the greatest challenges for UK plant science research, namely:

  • Food security
  • Production of healthier foods
  • Environmental stability
  • Development of biofuels and bioproducts

Currently, the UK is 2nd in the world in terms of plant science publication impact, and is renowned for its plant science excellence, so we are very well placed to help make valuable contributions towards solving some of the world’s most pre

ssing problems. However, the community fears that this world-class position could be threatened unless urgent action is taken.

Read the report to find out what recommendations the UKPSF makes…(opens PDF)…UK Plant Science: Current Status and Future Challenges.

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There’s me! In the acknowledgements!

Warwickshire Life 4: Love your Greens

24 01 2014
© Brian Robert Marshall. Source: Wikimedia Commons. Reproduced under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

Oil seed rape. © Brian Robert Marshall. Source: Wikimedia Commons. Reproduced under a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.

My fourth contribution to Warwickshire Life’s online magazine is a report on the Brassica Growers’ Association conference that I attended earlier this week on behalf of the UK Brassica Research Community.

Read the full article and learn more about the Brassica industry here: Love your Greens.

To find out more information about the Brassica Growers’ Association, click here: http://www.loveyourgreens.co.uk/.

Warwickshire Life 3: Combating Plant Viruses

10 01 2014

Tobacco leaf infected with tobacco mosaic virus. © US Government, Public Domain. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

After a little break for Christmas and the New Year, I’ve resumed my fortnightly blogging spot at Warwickshire Life.

This week, I discuss viruses that infect plants, why they are a problem to the horticulture industry, and how scientists at the University of Warwick’s Crop Centre are helping to breed virus-resistant plants.

Read the full article here: Combating Plant Viruses.


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