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FACILITIES AND RESOURCES
We have developed a wide range of scientific facilities and resources in the pursuit of our research objectives and work in support of National Capabilities.
- SPECIALIST SCIENCE FACILITIES
- SCIENTIFIC SERVICES
- LIBRARY, COLLECTIONS & ARCHIVES
- DATA REPOSITORIES, MODELS AND SOFTWARE
- INTERACTIVE WEB BASED TOOLS
DENIS is an automated incubation system to measure emissions and study transformations of nutrients in soil. The system allows incubation of intact or repacked soil cores and measurement of gaseous emissions.
LIVESTOCK AND FARM RESOURCES, NORTH WYKE
Rothamsted Research’s North Wyke site hosts a 350ha beef and sheep farm and is home to the North Wyke Farm Platform National Capability.
THE ROTHAMSTED INSECTARY
A specialised facility that maintains a range of both indigenous and exotic insect species.
AFSIS (AFRICA SOIL INFORMATION SERVICE) DRY SPECTROSCOPY LAB
The new AfSIS dry spectroscopy lab is housed in the Lawes Open Innovation Hub on the RRes campus. It is part of the Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise (RoCRE).
Field Scanalyzer, a fully-automated, high throughput field phenotyping platform built by LemnaTec GmbH.
CROP TRANSFORMATION AND GENOME EDITING
Rothamsted Research offers a crop transformation service to generate transgenic plants for research purposes for both internal projects and external contracts.
Rothamsted Research's bioimaging facility provides equipment and training dedicated to facilitate cutting-edge science through the provision of up to date and advanced imaging equipment and expertise in the life sciences.
METABOLOMICS AT ROTHAMSTED (MET-RO)
Using NMR and MS techniques, MeT-RO delivers a high throughput plant metabolomics facility that supports RRes research projects and is accessible to internal and external users.
LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES (LIS)
LIS provides print and online library services for Rothamsted employees across all sites as well as safeguarding Rothamsted's heritage collections.
THE UK NATIONAL WILLOW COLLECTION
Rothamsted Research holds the National Willow Collection, one of the largest ensembles of Salix germplasm in the world.
GLTEN: THE GLOBAL LONG-TERM AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENT NETWORK
The Global Long-Term Agricultural Experiment Network (GLTEN) is a network of long-term agricultural experiments spanning five continents and representing numerous climates, environments, crop systems and farming practices.
The Insect Survey National Capability provides weekly bulletins designed to bring you up-to-date news on the distribution and abundance of pest aphids at a regional scale.
The Pathogen-Host Interaction database is an open access internet resource which provides information on pathogenicity, virulence and effector genes from different pathogens.
FARM PLATFORM DATA PORTAL
The Farm Platform National Capability Data Portal contains data for the Farm Platform at North Wyke in Devon and makes this available to both Rothamsted staff and the wider research community.
The electronic Rothamsted Archive (e-RA) provides a permanent managed database for secure storage of data from Rothamsted's Classical Experiments, the oldest, continuous agronomic experiments in the world.
ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE NETWORK
Rothamsted Research has been involved with the terrestrial side of the UK Environmental Change Network (ECN) since 1992.
MODELS AND ANALYTICAL TOOLS
We have developed models and analytical tools through the course of our research which you are welcome to share - ROTHC, ROTHLIME, MOTOR, SPACSYS can be accessed here
SIRIUS WHEAT SIMULATION MODEL
Sirius is a wheat simulation model used in research by many scientists to understand crop responses to environmental variations and stress, and in practice by farmers to optimize water and N management.
Farm Crap App
Farm Crap App Designed to help farmers make the most of their manure (slurry, farmyard manure and poultry litter). The free app contains 3 components; the calculator, the image library (to which you can add your own photos), and the record sheets. The calculator will determine the amount of crop-available key nutrients (nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium) within the manure at different spreading rates helping you decide how much to spread in order to meet the crop requirements.
Download the app for Android and Apple.
Contact: Robet Dunn
CROPROTECT is a web-based knowledge exchange system to provide farmers and agronomists with guidance on pest, weed and disease management, especially in situations where effective pesticides are not available and alternative approaches are required.
Contact: Toby Bruce
KnetMiner provides an easy to use, web interface to visualisation and data mining tools for the discovery and evaluation of candidate genes from large scale integrations of public and private data sets.
Contact: Keywan Hassani-Pak