Rothamsted Research

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Mechanisms of plant co-existence: insights from a Rothamsted 171 years old experiment.

Research on Broadbalk weed communities has helped to answer the question of how a single plot of land can support up to 20 different weed species.

Great British Bioscience Festival inspires thousands of young scientists

Last weekend, thousands of visitors flocked to the Great British Bioscience Festival to discover how bioscience fuels us, feeds us and keeps us healthy. 

Alpha & Omega exhibit heads to Great British Bioscience Festival

Alpha & Omega: Making omega-3 fish oils in GM Camelina plants exhibition at the Great British Bioscience Festival in the Museum Gardens, Bethnal Green, London, 14th - 16th November 2014.

CROPROTECT: a knowledge exchange system to support the use of IPM by UK growers

A new project will develop a web-based knowledge exchange system to support growers in protecting their crops using integrated pest management (IPM) and alternatives to pesticides.

Rothamsted Research receives the Athena SWAN Bronze Award

Rothamsted Research has received the Athena SWAN Bronze Award for its commitment to gender equality and support for women having their careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM).

The Farm Crap App won Soil Association Innovation Award

The Farm Crap App, or formally the Farm Manure Management App can help farmers visually assess the nutritive and economic value of livestock manures 

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.