University of Leicester Botanic Garden to grow Yellow Star of Bethlehem flowers to prevent extinction in Leicestershire & Rutland
• The Yellow Star of Bethlehem flower in Leicestershire and Rutland has declined in recent years. Following a recent survey, it seems there is only a single surviving population
• Project aims to conserve Yellow Star of Bethlehem population in Leicestershire…
Are tomatoes too well-bred for their own good?
A new study led by scientists at Newcastle University has found that tomatoes are getting too well-bred for their own good. The study, published in Agronomy for Sustainable Development, shows that in our quest for larger, redder, longer-lasting tomatoes we have inadvertently bred out key characteristics that help the plant defend itself against…
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