Crop Biotech Update

JIC: Temperature and Rainfall Levels Affect Crop Pest, Disease Interaction

April 20, 2012

Norwich Research Park plant scientists are conducting research on the exact ways of how plants are affected by elevated temperatures and decreased rainfall levels. The findings of this study will be essential in identifying ways of how crops could cope with drought and disease risks.

Ongoing studies by the researchers at the John Innes Centre (JIC) show that there is a possible connection between plants' response to higher temperatures and their interactions with pests and diseases. Final results will be used in the development of breed crop varieties that can easily adapt to a changing climate.

Know more about the findings of other Norwich Research Park scientists at http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/food-security/2012/120416-f-feeling-the-heat.aspx.