For when the chips are down – preserving UK soil microbial biodiversity for sustainable agriculture

Scientists from the UK’s foremost agricultural research institutes have teamed up to create a new UK Crop Microbiome Cryobank (UK-CMCB) to safeguard future research and facilitate the sustainable yield improvement of the UK’s six major food crops including barley, oats, oil seed rape, potato, sugar beet and wheat. CABI, who…
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Landmark paper calls for the need to develop the world’s microbiome biobanking infrastructure

CABI culture collection
A team of scientists, led by CABI’s Dr Matthew Ryan, have outlined a series of challenges and opportunities presented in a necessary review of how microbiomes – biological communities including bacteria, archaea, fungi, algae, protists and viruses – can be ‘banked’ and preserved for generations to come. The researchers, who…
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CABI BioProtection Portal now available in Spain

The CABI BioProtection Portal has now been launched in Spain, in addition to already helping farmers reduce reliance on chemical pesticides in Kenya, Ghana and Peru. CABI today made its ground-breaking online bioprotection resource available on three continents. The CABI BioProtection Portal, which helps growers and pest management advisors identify,…
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