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richard hull


Richard Hull

Weed Ecology Technician

Protecting Crops and the Environment

Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, AL5 2JQ
+44 (0) 1582 938 554
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Richard has worked in weed ecology and evolution as a research technician for nearly 25 years. For the past 15 years, his work has focused on herbicide resistance in UK weed species, one of the main challenges facing the farming sector currently. Richard's particular area of interest is in trying to relate the results that we obtain from a range of experiments, be that field, glasshouse or lab, into meaningful practical guidance for farmers and agronomists. Currently, he is working on two Institute Strategic Projects; Agzero+ and Growing Health and also annual monitoring on the BGRI/ Rothamsted black-grass farm network, which has been running since 2014.

Science Projects

  • Multiple Herbicide Resistance in Grass Weeds: from Genes to AgroEcosystems


  • 1998 - Bachelor (Hons) of Geology, University of Luton, UK

Measures of Esteem

  • 2017 - Chaired sessions at 2017 AAB Crop Production in Southern Britain Conference and AHDB/BGRI Black-grass Management Workshop
  • Secretary of WRAG (Weed Resistance Action Group)
  • Member of the BCPC Weeds Working Group