The seventh bulletin for 2016 from the Rothamsted Insect Survey
The Rothamsted Estate covers 330 ha and supports a mixture of different ecosystems (woodland, arable farming, grassland and short rotation coppice willow). The Park Grass Hay Experiment (est. 1856) is the principal target sample site (TSS) for the majority of the ECN protocols at Rothamsted. This experiment is widely acknowledged to be the oldest continuing agro-ecological experiment in the world. - See more at: http://www.rothamsted.ac.uk/environmental-change-network#sthash.zhCqCW5F...
The Medlam Quartet
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Lucas Medlam, Hannah Medlam (violins), Ingrid Medlam (viola) and Charles Medlam (cello)
To include Purcell's Pavan and Fantasia in G major, Mozart's string quartet in G major K.387 and pieces by Elgar, Barber, Borodin and Lukas Medlam.
The sixth bulletin for 2016 from the Rothamsted Insect Survey
A new partnership between researchers in the UK and China has held its first meeting to find ways of improving nitrogen fertiliser use and reducing the environmental impact of agriculture.
The new Centre for Improved Nitrogen Agronomy (CINAg) is led by Dr Tom Misselbrook at Rothamsted Research and Professor Fusuo Zhang of China Agricultural University. With a range of partners in the UK and China, the virtual joint centre will work to improve sustainability of Chinese agriculture and long-term food security.
Notes to Editors
Claire is an early career Soil Scientist at Rothamsted Research. Her research, which is in collaboration with the Centre for Tropical Agriculture, aims to identify quick methods for assessing soil health of tropical grasslands.
The fifth bulletin for 2016 from the Rothamsted Insect Survey
Professor Peter Shewry has received the Clyde H. Bailey medal in recognition of his research into the development, structures and composition of the wheat grain. His work at Rothamsted Research focuses on improving wheat quality for human health, particularly on enhancing fibre and phenolic acid content, and performance in milling and bread-making. The medal recognises outstanding achievements in the service of cereal science and technology.