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Rothamsted Research submits application to Defra for permission to carry out GM field trial

The trial will test the whether GM Camelina sativa plants are able to make significant quantities of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) in the seed of the plant under field conditions. A public consultation has begun.

The trial will test whether GM Camelina sativa plants are able to make significant quantities of omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC-PUFAs) in the seed of the plant under field conditions. A public consultation has begun.

Planning permission granted for new campus development at Rothamsted Research

BBSRC, Lawes Agricultural Trust and Rothamsted Research funds new campus development: Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise.

BBSRC, Lawes Agricultural Trust and Rothamsted Research funds new campus development: Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise.

New discovery could stimulate plant growth and increase crop yields

A new natural mechanism in plants could stimulate their growth even under stress and potentially lead to better crop yields.

A new natural mechanism in plants could stimulate their growth even under stress and potentially lead to better crop yields.

Branching out: from model plants to coppiced trees

Researchers from Rothamsted and the Sainsbury Laboratory identify a coppicing response gene in biomass willow

Researchers from Rothamsted and the Sainsbury Laboratory identify a coppicing response gene in biomass willow

A single diatom accumulates EPA and DHA high value Omega-3

Rothamsted Research scientists demonstrate for the first time the use of metabolic engineering in microalgae to modify the accumulation of high value Omega-3 fatty acids.

Rothamsted Research scientists demonstrate for the first time the use of metabolic engineering in microalgae to modify the accumulation of high value Omega-3 fatty acids.

A new tool for the management of Varroa mites in bee hives

Rothamsted researchers have developed a sensitive assay for the detection and management of resistance to pyrethroids in Varroa-infected honey bee hives.

Rothamsted researchers have developed a sensitive assay for the detection and management of resistance to pyrethroids in Varroa-infected honey bee hives.

Professor John Crawford joins Rothamsted Research

Rothamsted Research is pleased to announce that Professor John Crawford has been appointed Scientific Director of the Sustainable Systems Programme.

Rothamsted Research is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor John Crawford. John Crawford joined Rothamsted Research at the beginning of November 2013 and he will lead the Institute's Delivering Sustainable Systems Strategic Programme, which is funded by the BBSRC. His aim is to support the growth of integrative research at Rothamsted. 

Aerial eyes on the crops

BBSRC is investing in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology to monitor crops and crop experiments as part of several genetic improvement projects.

BBSRC is investing in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) technology to monitor crops and crop experiments as part of several genetic improvement projects.

Crop plants - "green factories" for fish oils

Rothamsted Research scientists develop Camelina sativa plants that accumulate high levels of Omega-3 oils EPA and DHA in their seeds.

Rothamsted Research scientists develop Camelina sativa plants that accumulate high levels of Omega-3 oils EPA and DHA in their seeds.

The emergence of new crop pests: genetics in action

Rothamsted Research scientists discover the genetic mechanisms that allow aphids to adapt to a new host plant and provide natural resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides.

ENVISION: Training the next generation leaders in environmental science

Rothamsted Research is partner in one of 15 Doctoral Training Partnerships (DTPs) funded by a major NERC scheme.

ENVISION, one of the 15 partnerships funded by NERC and co-ordinated by Lancaster University, will receive £4.9M to train 60 doctoral researchers to be the future leaders in the field of environmental science in the next 5 years.

Continental-scale remote sensing of animal migration

Rothamsted Research scientists co-ordinate an EU multi-disciplinary project aiming to monitor patterns of bird, bat and insect migration throughout Europe.

A new European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST) Action, namely 'European Network for the Radar surveillance of Animal Movement' (ENRAM) is co-ordinated by Rothamsted Research entomologist Dr Jason Chapman to establish a European network of radar biologists, meteorologists and engineers, which will coordinate existing monitoring efforts and prediction of animal movement patterns, extend these to a continental scale, and improve weather radar products for meteorological applications.

Reducing the impact of pesticides on beneficial insects

Rothamsted Research scientists are partners in an EU-funded network aiming to reduce the impact of pesticides on pollinators such as bees

The European Commission has awarded a consortium of research organisations, including Rothamsted Research and companies, some €1 million ($1.4 million) to develop insecticide synergists for agricultural, household and public health use.

Disease found on common wild grass affects barley crops

Rothamsted Research scientists shed light on the role of wild grasses as a source of fungal pathogens able to initiate leaf blotch epidemics on barley crops

Rothamsted Research scientists shed light on the role of wild grasses as a source of fungal pathogens able to initiate leaf blotch epidemics on barley crops.

Vigilance key to disease control in oilseed rape

Rothamsted Research has updated its oilseed rape online disease risk forecasts for light leaf spot and phoma leaf spot for the 2013/14 growing season.

Wheat defence against Septoria: two genes in the front line

Rothamsted researchers identify genes with the potential to prevent development of Septoria tritici blotch (STB) disease in wheat.

Rothamsted researchers identify genes with the potential to prevent development of Septoria tritici blotch (STB) disease in wheat.

"Park Grass" soil - a reference for EU soil forensic science

The Park Grass experiment at Rothamsted Research, which is strategically funded by BBSRC, has been described as one of the most important in the world in the area of bio-diversity and bio-ecology. Park Grass is one of a few Long Term Experiments (LTEs) that are run at Rothamsted Research and collectively comprise a National Capability.

Working with Bright Crop to inspire the next generation of food producers

Rothamsted Research, which received strategic BBSRC funding, is proud to be a partner in the important Bright Crop initiative and two of Rothamsted’s excellent early career scientists, Izzadora Andrew and William Macalpine, have been sharing their video experiences on the Bright Crop website.

Rothamsted scientist becomes President of the International Society of Trace Element Biogeochemistry

Professor Steve McGrath awarded this prestigious international post to support sustainable agriculture and environmental management systems

Professor Steve McGrath awarded this prestigious international post to support sustainable agriculture and environmental management systems

Professor Maurice Moloney to join the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

Director and Chief Executive of Rothamsted Research will take up his new post at the Australia national science agency in December 2013

After four years as Director and Chief Executive of Rothamsted Research, Professor Maurice Moloney will be departing in December, to take a new post as Group Executive, Food, Health and Life Science Industries for the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) from December 2013.

Maize can be primed for self-defence against leafhoppers

Rothamsted Research scientists show that a natural plant activator can pre-dispose maize to produce "smells" that repel pests

Rothamsted Research scientists show that a natural plant activator can pre-dispose maize to produce "smells" that repel pests

Government announces major agri-technology cash boost for Rothamsted Research

The new campus development funding from BBSRC will create a new Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise

The Government has today announced a major cash boost for Rothamsted Research, as part of its new Agri-Technology Strategy.  This investment from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) will help develop the Rothamsted Research campus into a Centre for Research and Enterprise

Rothamsted and Syngenta announce a multi-million pound scientific partnership to develop high yielding, environmentally sustainable wheat

The partnership aims to translate state-of-the-art scientific knowledge into technologies that will benefit farmers directly

The partnership aims to translate state-of-the-art scientific knowledge into technologies that will benefit farmers directly.

A wet year? Nearly 1 billion litres of rain fell on UK research centre in 2012

Scientists from Rothamsted Research at North Wyke use their research"farm platform" in Devon to accurately measure unprecedented levels of rainfall, its impact on farming and to test novel ways to overcome water losses.

Scientists from Rothamsted Research at North Wyke use their research"farm platform" in Devon to accurately measure unprecedented levels of rainfall, its impact on farming and to test novel ways to overcome water losses.

Trehalose - a sugar for all seasons

Rothamsted Research scientists discover the plant genes that may enables good crop yield in poor weather conditions

Rothamsted Research scientists discover the plant genes that may enables good crop yield in poor weather conditions

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