5 years on… what has CONNECTED achieved?
18th May 2023
A lot has happened since our Uganda launch conference, and we thought we would take a moment to look back on the last five years and what the network has achieved in that time.
Launching… Vector and Virus Diagnostics online resources!
27th April 2023
NEW – online resources for all CONNECTED members! If you want to improve your expertise on all aspects of vector and virus diagnostics, login and take yourself through our self-led course. A disease is devastating your field of crops, but how do you…
Plant virus impacts in a changing climate
22nd March 2023
Last month we ran a stakeholder consultation workshop for mapping weather and climate services and digital information and tools for crop pest and disease management in Kenya
Translating research projects into real-world applications
15th December 2022
We have now selected the six pump-prime funded research teams who will be receiving new CONNECTED funding to exploit, translate and disseminate their work, building on what was learned to take it further or convert it into practical applications that will have a real impact on agriculture.
9th Online Seminar – Fungal Pathogens (postponed)
2nd December 2022
Some of you told us you were interested in fungal pathogens, so our next online seminar is a fungus special!
Plant-based CRISPR/Cas systems – a review
19th October 2022
This new Open Access review ‘CRISPR/Cas-based tools for the targeted control of plant viruses’ by researchers from Stellenbosch University, South Africa and Pompeu Fabra University, Spain provides an excellent overview of this fast-moving research area.
Key crops for good nutrition
16th October 2022
Why is this such essential work? We sometimes forget how many people depend on just a few key crops, which are nutritionally important and widely cultivated, and how a reduced yield can affect the overall health of whole nations.
From Sentinel Plants to Trap Crops: our 8th online seminar
29th September 2022
We were delighted to see a good number of members at our 8th online seminar, which featured two superb talks by Dr Wubetu Bihon Legesse and Dr Tom Pope. Here are some of the things we learned…
Joining the dots: plant pathology, human health & climate change
25th August 2022
In July CONNECTED ran a workshop which brought together collaborators from a range of disciplines to consider ideas for research which harnesses knowledge of plant vector-borne diseases, nutrition and climate change.
Project launches with conference of world-class researchers
8th December 2017
A major new project aimed at tackling the devastation caused by plant disease in Africa will be launched when world-class scientists and researchers from across the UK and Africa visit Bristol for a three-day conference in the new year. It is the inaugural…