Former Rothamsted Director Sir Leslie Fowden FRS dies age 83

Sir Leslie was appointed Director of Rothamsted Experimental Station in 1973 and of the Institute of Arable Crops Research (which included Long Ashton Research Station) from its formation in 1986 until his retirement in 1988.

Robert Sturdy MEP receives petition signed by 72 scientists

A petition signed by 72 scientists and agriculturists voicing their concern over the rate at which established crop protection products are being removed from the market was today presented to the European Parliament by Professor John Lucas from Rothamsted Research.

Rothamsted wins local floral prize

Congratulations to Winston Bothwell and his team for the recent prize received for second place in the Best Commercial Floral Display category in the Harpenden in Bloom competition 2008.

Sir John Lawes School also received a second place in the competition for their Science Organic Vegetable Garden where Julian Franklin provided advice.

Scientists challenge the public to predict the best way to control disease epidemics

Scientists will be challenging the public this week to pit their powers of prediction against the latest computer simulations. A brand new interactive exhibit will be displayed at the Royal Society’s summer science exhibition that showcases the value of mathematical models in the fight to prevent and control diseases such as bluetongue.



Subscribe to Rothamsted Research RSS