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Where a CONNECTED training grant can take you

My experience at Texas A&M AgriLife Centre… As an enthusiastic and energetic early career researcher (ECR) looking for a group to discuss, share, learn and expand my professional network, I recently applied for a £3000 training voucher, following the call-out to CONNECTED network…

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Managing Maize Lethal Necrosis in Kenya

An online presentation by Dr Jane Wamaitha Mwathi entitled ‘Our experience on managing and educating farmers on Maize lethal necrosis in Kenya’ is now available to watch on the CONNECTED Vimeo channel. Dr Mwathi is based at KALRO in Kenya and has an…

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JOIN US FOR THE 6TH IN OUR ONLINE SEMINAR SERIES

The sixth in our seminar series will take place on Thursday, 16 Dec at 10:30 UK time – please join us. The two presentations are as follows Cassava Mosaic Viruses Transmitted by Whitefly Vector on Cassava and High Throughput Production of Virus-free Cassava…

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Hungry insects are the big yellow taxi for many plant viruses

CONNECTED members can now watch this online talk by Prof. Richard Hopkins on the CONNECTED Vimeo channel – click here. In the presentation, which formed part of the October 2021 CONNECTED Online seminar, Prof. Hopkins  described resource-directed behaviours of 2 insect species, Delia…

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100 Plant Science Questions

The University of Bristol and the New Phytologist Foundation need your help! They are collecting the 100 most important questions in plant science, and want to hear from CONNECTED members. Plant science research is vital to meet ongoing global challenges: what research is…

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Climate change and plant health: looking at the full picture

COP26, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference, is underway, and in two recent events the team at CONNECTED have been commenting upon the effects of a rapidly changing climate on plant health, and why it matters. Our intern student this summer, University of…

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Join the fifth CONNECTED Seminar – Thursday 14th October

The firth of the 2021 CONNECTED Online Seminar Series will take place on Thursday 14th October (10.30 – 12 noon, UK time), with two presentations,  opportunities for Questions and Answers, and for networking.   The speakers and topics will be: Dr Jane Wamaitha…

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KEY TWEAKS FOR SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE: CONNECTED ONLINE SEMINAR

An online presentation by Dr Emmanuel Okogbenin entitled “The Imperatives and Key Tweaks to Building a Sustainable Agricultural Transformative Change in Africa” is now available to watch on the CONNECTED Vimeo channel. Dr Okogbenin is based at the African Agricultural Technology Foundation in…

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BANANA BUNCHY TOP VIRUS: CONNECTED ONLINE SEMINAR

An online presentation by Dr Lava Kumar entitled “Controlling Transboundary Spread of Vector-Borne Viruses in Africa: Banana Bunchy Top Virus Case Study” is now available to watch on the CONNECTED Vimeo channel. Dr Kumar is a Head of Virology and Molecular Diagnostics Unit/Germplasm…

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In memory of Professor Simon Leather

The CONNECTED team is very sad to share the news that our highly esteemed Management Board member, and dear friend, Professor Simon Leather has passed away. Simon was a key member of our Management Board from the start of CONNECTED and a good friend to all the CONNECTED Network…

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