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Journal Highlights October 2018

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30 Oct 2018

SCI's peer-reviewed journals provide research studies and commentary articles undertaken by top scientists in emerging areas, addressing global audiences by crossing academic, industrial, government and science policy sectors.

Here are some of the highlights from the June 2018 issues of our journals. To view the full range of SCI's journals, visit our Publications page!


Resistance and regulatory burdens limiting herbicide discovery

Highlights Herbicide Discovery

Pest Management Science DOI: 10.1002/ps.4768

The global population is expected to grow to almost 10bn people by 2050, putting pressure on scientists to find new crop protection products in light of increased resistance and regulatory changes. Industry has increased its efforts to find new molecules that are highly biologically effective on target species, including resistant populations. To manage resistance in the future, a diverse toolbox is needed that includes herbicides with a variety of different chemistries and modes of action.


Technologies from the 1st International Conference on Advanced Polymer Materials

Highlights Polymer Conference

Polymer International DOI: 10.1002/pi.5670

Advanced polymer material ventures, spun out of academic research, are important to the design and commercialisation of new polymer materials and processes. This issue of Polymer International features papers from the 1st International Conference on Advanced Polymer Materials held at the University of Aveiro, Portugal, where eminent polymer researchers gathered to share the latest technologies in the field.


Could probiotics be used for the biocontrol of fresh produce?

Highlights Probiotics

Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture DOI: 10.1002/jsfa.9215

Probiotics have been found to be powerful antagonists against gut and plant pathogens and can therefore could potentially be used in the biocontrol of fresh produce. Knowledge transfer and efficient collaboration between biocontrol and probiotic researchers is the key to success, the paper concludes.

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