Disregard for plant research by scientists and prize committees mean that it doesn’t get the same prestige as other disciplines . Plant science is...
PhDs don’t last forever. Know your options. Start now – Part II
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How plants conquered the land
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Food waste and food loss: tech to the rescue
High-tech agriculture can prevent oncoming global water wars
A final year PhD student got in touch with me recently to get some advice about career options outside academia....
Speed breeding: can the “new green revolution” transform research and agriculture?
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