Farm Scale Evaluations

Rothamsted Research is part of the scientific consortium that has carried out the farm-scale evaluations of GM, herbicide tolerant crops

Spring rape GM trial

Rothamsted Research is part of the scientific consortium that has carried out the farm-scale evaluations of GM, herbicide tolerant crops. The first results from this study were published on Thursday 16th October

Rothamsted Research launches Annual Review

The latest Annual Review showcases highlights from a busy year spent delivering excellent science, establishing collaborations and re-defining our long-term vision and strategic priorities.

Institute Director receives Honorary Doctorate from University of Hertfordshire

Professor Achim Dobermann, Director and CEO of Rothamsted Research, honoured in ceremony at St Albans Cathedral.

Better off alone: biodiversity among soil microbes can be bad news for crops

Wheat suffers yield losses in soils with high bacterial diversity.

Twenty years of monitoring in the UK reveals trend for wetter summers, less acidic soils and increasing plant biodiversity

The UK Environmental Change Network, of which Rothamsted Research is a founding member, releases a special issue of the journal Ecological Indicators to mark the milestone.


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About Rothamsted Research

We are the longest running agricultural research station in the world, providing cutting-edge science and innovation for over 170 years. Our mission is to deliver the knowledge and new practices to increase crop productivity and quality and to develop environmentally sustainable solutions for food and energy production.

Our strength lies in the integrated, multidisciplinary approach to research in plant, insect and soil science.
Rothamsted Research is strategically funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC)


BBSRC invests in world-class bioscience research and training on behalf of the UK public. Our aim is to further scientific knowledge, to promote economic growth, wealth and job creation and to improve quality of life in the UK and beyond.

Funded by Government, BBSRC invested £473M in world-class bioscience, people and research infrastructure in 2015-16. We support research and training in universities and strategically funded institutes. BBSRC research and the people we fund are helping society to meet major challenges, including food security, green energy and healthier, longer lives. Our investments underpin important UK economic sectors, such as farming, food, industrial biotechnology and pharmaceuticals.

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