Rothamsted wins medal at the Chelsea Flower Show

The exhibit was entitled "The bees needs" and highlighted the decline of bees in the UK due to land use changes that are depriving them of food and nest sites.

Ingrid Williams and Lizzie Cant

Rothamsted scientists won a Silver-Gilt medal for their exhibit at last week's Chelsea Flower Show. The exhibit, in association with the British Beekeepers Association, was entitled "The bees needs" and highlighted the decline of bees in the UK due to land use changes that are depriving them of food and nest sites.

It also displayed new research which uses a novel combination of satellite technology, field experiments and genetics to investigate what different farmed and surburban habitats offer for bumble bees and explained what you can do in your own garden to conserve bees and benefit from their presence.

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Prof. Toby Bruce describes current crop protection challenges and the CROPROTECT network he has developed.

Inside knowledge - how do bacteria living within wheat plants affect their hosts?

Scientists at Rothamsted Research develop technique to study the effects of beneficial bacteria that live inside wheat plants.

Rothamsted Research North Wyke will be at the Livestock Event 2016

Find out about the cutting edge North Wyke Farm Platform facility and discuss the latest findings with scientists from Rothamsted Research.

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