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22 December 2010 -
Bee scientists force killer mites to self destruct
Scientists from Fera's National Bee Unit and Aberdeen University may be able to halt global honey bee decline by forcing the self-destruction of deadly Varroa mite, which is thriving in the freezing weather. More...
08 December 2010 -
Woodchester Park win Defra Team Award
Fera staff based at Woodchester Park have been celebrating the news that they have won a Defra Team Award for their work, in collaboration with colleagues from the Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA) and Defra policy, on badger vaccines. More...
23 November 2010 -
BBC Look North investigates Phytophthora in Yorkshire
David Slawson, head of Fera’s Plant Pest and Disease Programme, was interviewed about our work on a serious tree and shrub disease called Phytophthora by BBC’s Look North programme on 22 November. More...
09 November 2010 -
Honey bees on BBC’s “Inside Out”
Fera’s own Giles Budge (Research Coordinator at the National Bee Unit) was interviewed as part of a programme on beekeeping on BBC’s “Inside Out” programme, aired on Monday 8 November. More...
08 November 2010 -
Pharmaceuticals in the environment – A hot topic
A paper first published by Fera and University of York scientists in 2006 on the “Uptake of veterinary medicines from soils into plants” has reached top of the list of Emerging Research Fronts, compiled from Reuters Essential Science Indicators. More...
08 November 2010 -
Research reports on bovine tb in badgers published
For more information, please view the Defra press release.
06 October 2010 -
Fera involved in "CSI" on BBC Radio York
Fera’s own computational biologist, Rachel Glover, was interviewed by Elly Fiorentini for Radio York’s “Drive” show yesterday (5 October). More...
05 October 2010 -
Comments sought on new Rapid Assessment
Comments sought on new Rapid Assessment for Ostrinia nubilalis (European corn borer). More...
24 September 2010 -
Psacothea hilaris (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae) and Other Exotic Longhorn Beetles
In July 2008 a curious beetle was discovered in a garden in the suburbs of Derby. Its large size and distinctive yellow and black colour pattern alerted the member of the public who discovered it and persuaded them to report this unusual find. More...
20 September 2010 -
Fera on BBC's 'Countryfile'
Robbie McDonald (Head of the Wildlife and Emerging Diseases Programme) was interviewed as part of the BBC “Countryfile” programme broadcast on Sunday 19 September.More...
08 September 2010 -
Fera on BBC's 'The One Show'!
Fera’s own Giles Budge (Senior Research Coordinator) was interviewed as part of ‘The One Show’ programme, broadcast on Tuesday 7 September 2010.More...
27 August 2010 -
Latest situation regarding Phytophthora ramorum infections in Larch trees
Up to the middle of August 2010, Phytophthora ramorum had been confirmed on larch at 58 locations in England & Wales.More...
13 August 2010 -
Citrus longhorn beetle find in Rutland: Update
Following the recent news that a Citrus longhorn beetle had been intercepted in the grounds of a school in Rutland, Fera has found the source of the beetle.More...
30 July 2010 -
Citrus longhorn beetles intercepted in the UK
Fera have had three confirmed findings of adult Citrus longhorn beetles reported in different areas of England.
22 July 2010 -
Fera’s Ethical Review Team win wild animal welfare award
New course provides training for researchers aimed at improving best practice in the capture, handling, marking and release of wild animals. More...
30 June 2010 -
Safer Food Through Better Training
A major EU contract has been awarded to the Train Safer Food consortium, of which the Food and Environment Research Agency is a member, to deliver training to food laboratory technicians from Developing Countries.More...
28 June 2010 -
New Chief Scientist for Fera announced
The Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) today announced the appointment of Professor Robert Edwards as Fera’s new Chief Scientist. More...
24 June 2010 -
Modelling honeybee diseases
Fera researchers are to lead a £1 million project to investigate reduce the impact of disease on the pollinating insect community. More...
03 June 2010 -
Citrus longhorn beetle - reminder
After the harsh winter, temperatures are hotting up and gardens are blooming. Unfortunately this is also the time that some unwanted arrivals can start to emerge. More...
25 May 2010 -
Defra Secretary of State, Caroline Spelman MP visits the Chelsea Flower Show
Defra Secretary of State, Caroline Spelman MP, visited the Food and Environment Research Agency (Fera) stand at Chelsea Flower Show on Monday morning. More...
14 May 2010 -
New Defra Secretary of State and Ministers announced
Caroline Spelman MP has been appointed Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. More...
30 March 2010 -
Suspected finding of Citrus longhorn beetle in the Midlands - update (Monday 29th March 2010)
As a result of further investigations, it has now been confirmed that the poplar trees suspected of
being infested with Citrus longhorn beetle were infested instead with a native organism - of the
family Sesiidae (Lepidoptera). More...
26 March 2010 -
Suspected finding of citrus longhorn beetle in the Midlands
Following an outbreak of Citrus longhorn beetle in the Netherlands Fera has increased its surveillance programme for this pest. As a result of this programme a suspected finding has been identified in the Midlands. More...
22 March 2010 -
Chipping in with expertise - Fera and McCain
The laboratory's scientists collaborate with Sheffield Hallam University to help the food specialist.
22 February 2010 -
A whole new world for DNA sequencing at Fera
Reducing 6 months of laboratory work down to one afternoon - the £350,000 piece of equipment that's changing the nature of science at Fera.
15 February 2010 -
State of the art mass spectrometry, and latest NMR techniques
Fera's improved facilities. More...
08 February 2010 -
Can’t believe it’s not chicken?
Fera has been working in conjunction with York University to develop a new technique to investigate the authenticity of chicken. More...
01 February 2010 -
Lateral Flow Devices give an early insight into seed health
Fera’s Disease Identification programme encountered a problem while delivering their bespoke seed health course to quarantine plant health inspectors in Fujian province, China. More...
26 January 2010 -
Potato common scab breakthrough
Helping growers save water whilst maintaining levels of control of common scab.
18 January 2010 -
Beekeeping manual creates a buzz in Africa
- designed for use by field-based trainers developing apiculture initiatives in sub-Saharan Africa, it covers all the basic techniques needed to start a beekeeping business. More...
11 January 2010 -
Benefits for importers and agents dealing with fresh produce and cut flowers
- will be realised when the Automatic Licence Verification (ALV) system is implemented fully on February 16, 2010.
04 January 2010 -
Fera is helping reduce the impact of feral livestock in and around the Centre Hills, Montserrat