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The future of long-term experiments in agricultural science

Date: 21-23 May 2018
Venue: Rothamsted Research, AL5 2JQ
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BBSRC is supporting this event.


The future of long-term experiments in agricultural science

Modern farming owes much to longstanding research that continues to pump out results and to provide valuable perspectives to guide the future of agricultural science.

This three-day international conference at Rothamsted Research will explore Long-Term Experiments and celebrate the 175th anniversary of the start of the first LTE, on Broadbalk field at the site.

“We are uniquely positioned to assess the continuing value of long-term experiments,” says Keith Goulding, the Conference Chair and Rothamsted’s Sustainable Soils Research Fellow. “We will identify the new questions that need to be asked and how best to go about answering them.”

“Like Rothamsted, the conference will be forward-looking,” says Achim Dobermann, the institute’s Director and Chief Executive. “We will focus on how these experiments can contribute to the sustainable intensification of agriculture in line with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.”

Besides scientific presentations and debates, the conference will include live webstreaming of key sessions to a global audience, flash talks, poster presentations and speed-dating opportunities. There will also be visits to the long-term experiments, the samples archive, and other activities.

How to register

For more information and to register your place visit: Rothamsted Research: The future of long-term experiments in agricultural science