Plant inbreeding secret unlocked, shedding light on Darwinian theory

16 August 2023

Aberystwyth University scientists have helped identify the genes that stop plants breeding with close grass family relatives, opening the door to improved varieties of rice, corn and wheat.

Scientists welcome UK Biomass Strategy

10 August 2023

Aberystwyth University scientists have welcomed the UK Government’s Biomass Strategy as an important moment in the transition to a net zero economy.

Soil Voices - a 24-hour performance by Miranda Whall

02 August 2023

Aberystwyth University lecturer and artist, Miranda Whall, will be ‘giving a voice to the soil’ as part of an innovative project showing how art can raise awareness of climate change.

In a 24-hour performance during the weekend of 12-13 August, Miranda will be livestreaming from a ditch high in the Cambrian Mountains.

Half million boost for AI crop research at Aberystwyth University

22 June 2023

Aberystwyth University has received a half a million pound boost from the UK Government to research the role of artificial intelligence in crop breeding.

Led by scientists at the Institute for Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, the project will explore how AI can select varieties of miscanthus that are best to help tackle climate change.

£1 million pea protein research aims to cut soya imports

31 May 2023

A new £1 million project will research new varieties of peas to reduce the UK’s reliance on soya imports, it has been announced today.

The ‘Pea Protein’ project, which involves academics from Aberystwyth University, is being spearheaded by grass and forage seed specialists and breeders, Germinal.

IBERS recognised as a sustainable farming research centre of excellence

30 May 2023

Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) is joining sustainable farming organisation, Linking Environment and Farming’s (LEAF) UK network of world leading innovation centres and demonstration farms.  

£9.8 million crops research boost for IBERS in Aberystwyth

26 May 2023

Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) has received a funding boost of £9.8 million for its work on resilient crops.

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