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We are an internationally recognised centre for strategic and applied research in sustainable agriculture, horticulture and food security.

The School of Life Sciences was ranked 2nd in the UK for Agriculture, Food and Veterinary research in the Government's 2014 “Research Excellence”

Carrot fly barriersRoyal Horticultural Society scientists are working with Warwick Crop Centre entomologists on methods of controlling carrot fly in gardens and allotments. A trial at RHS Wisley is testing different barriers to see whether they stop the flies reaching the plants to lay eggs.

How does research on pests at Warwick Crop Centre help gardeners?

Read the blog about the carrot fly trial at RHS Wisley

The Journal of Innovative ImpactMenary, Jonathan

Today, it is widely acknowledged that agriculture is at a crossroads. The need for greater productivity to cope with a growing population and changing consumer demands - coupled with the necessity that this be done sustainably by reducing pollution and greenhouse gas emissions - presents a number of challenges.

This paper considers what lessons the agricultural knowledge & innovation system (AKIS) can learn from medical research translation by reviewing recent literature on translational science and implementation. It is hoped that such a synthesis will contribute to agri-innovation policy formation in the UK.

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