Scientists develop harvesting robots that could revolutionise farming practices
Scientists at the University of Plymouth are working with companies in Cornwall to develop ground-breaking technology which could assist fruit and vegetable growers with the challenges they face in harvesting crops
University benefits from £10m project to enhance use of technology in agriculture
Four research projects based at the University of Plymouth have received funding as part of Agri-Tech Cornwall, a three-year, £10million initiative part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, with match-funding from Cornwall Council
Europe’s lost forests – study shows coverage has halved over six millennia
Research led by the University of Plymouth shows more than half of the forests across Europe have been lost over the past 6,000 years
Snails select sources of food based on dislike for smells rather than acceptable taste - study
Plymouth University news: Harnessing naturally occurring chemicals could be used as a means to protect crop seedlings from being eaten by common pests, a study involving Plymouth University and the University of Southampton suggests.