Scientific research, led by scientists at Rothamsted Research, and in collaboration with colleagues at the Scottish Agricultural College, has predicted that climate change will result in increased yields of oilseed rape in Scotland, but not in England.
Syd Wright of the Plant and Invertebrate Ecology Department has been awarded an MBE in the New Years Honours list. The award recognises Syd's 30-year role as Chief Technician to the Rothamsted Insect Survey, with responsibility for the construction, installation and maintenance of our networks of suction traps and light traps throughout the UK.
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.
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.