Seaweed extracts could protect against abiotic stress in plants

At the end of a busy news week for BEES, research by a team led by Prof. Peter Jones has been featured in one of Britain’s top farming magazines – Farmers Weekly.

The article focuses on work being conducted to see if seaweed extracts can protect plants from abiotic stress:

“This spring has seen large extremes in weather patterns from drought to flooding, causing stress to arable crops. But one researcher at University College, Cork, believes a certain chemical found in seaweed could make crops more stress tolerant.”

You can read the full article here.

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