Category: Life

The BRIWECS project on winter wheat.

Can agriculture cultivate a new variety of CERN?

There’s an interesting paper out in Trends in Plant Science, The Future of Field Trials in Europe: Establishing a Network Beyond Boundaries by Stützel, Brüggemann, and Inzé. It examines at the challenges facing agricultural stations at the moment. They look at large science infrastructure projects in other fields and ask if something similar could be done for agriculture. Pooling resources means large projects can be built that are beyond the funds of any single university.

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