Rothamsted Research

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Rothamsted Research and Oaklands College join forces to launch new apprenticeship scheme

Rothamsted Research has teamed up with Oaklands College to launch the institute’s first formal apprenticeship scheme.

Professor Martin Parry has received a “National Friendship Award” from the Chinese Government

The award is the highest the Chinese Government makes to non-Chinese experts.

New collaborative research project gets under way to fight beetle pests in pulse crops by innovative lure-and-kill technology

Rothamsted Research is key partner in a new research project which aims to design and produce a control system for beetle pests of peas and beans, which does not use blanket sprays of insecticides. 

Training the next generation of bioscientists

Business Secretary Vince Cable will announce £125M of funding over five years to support the training and development of 1250 PhD students today (Friday 3rd October). The announcement will be made at The Roslin Institute, part of the University of Edinburgh, where he will meet current PhD students. 

Public Dialogue on guiding principles of Rothamsted Research’s work with industry

Rothamsted Research provides knowledge and innovation to grow more food on the same or less land, using less water, fertiliser and pesticides than historically achieved, while moving towards more sustainable agricultural systems. Rothamsted, a primarily publicly funded research organisation, is now looking to diversify its sources of income. In order to achieve this, Rothamsted will aim to collaborate more with partners that are not publicly-funded.

Rothamsted Radar Entomology Unit – over forty years of field observation

Official webpage launch for Rothamsted Radar Entomology Unit to celebrate over forty years of field observation.

A big step towards more efficient photosynthesis

For the first time flowering plants have been successfully engineered to fix carbon like the blue-green algae do – this can potentially increase photosynthesis and yields in crop plants.

Pyrethroid resistance widespread in UK populations of cabbage stem flea beetle

In a collaborative project, funded by HGCA to look at resistance to pyrethroids in CSFB, scientists at Rothamsted Research have found a mutation (kdr) that is known to confer resistance. A wide range of samples collected at various locations in the UK, mainly from East Anglia and Yorkshire, have been found to be resistant to pyrethroids.

20 years of physical and atmospheric measurements reveal changes in the environment at Rothamsted

The ECN was established in 1992 as a multi-agency programme, supported by fourteen independent government departments and agencies. Rothamsted Research, which is strategically funded by the BBSRC, is a founding member because of its long-term experiments, data and archived samples. Rothamsted is one of twelve terrestrial sites that cover a range of ecosystems including lowland grassland, arable agriculture, woodland/forest and upland moorland/mountain.

Carbon stored in the world’s soils more vulnerable to climate change than expected, new study shows

The response of soil microbial communities to changes in temperature increases the potential for more carbon dioxide to be released from the world's soils as global temperatures rise, scientists have revealed.