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The future of long-term experiments in agricultural science

An event marking the 175th anniversary of the Rothamsted long-term agricultural experiments
When May 21, 2018 09:30 AM to
May 23, 2018 05:30 PM
Where Rothamsted Conference Centre, Harpenden, UK
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Next year marks the 175th Anniversary of Rothamsted, our origin being dated as the first plantings of the Barnfield and Broadbalk Experiments in 1843. Broadbalk is identified as the longest running scientific experiment in the world by Guinness World Records, and the experiments together are rightfully acknowledged as marking the beginnings of modern agricultural science. To celebrate the unique role of the Classical and other Long-Term Experiments in agricultural science, we are holding a conference to explore their role in resolving questions regarding sustainable agriculture. The conference will follow a recent Global Long-Term Experiments workshop that began to plan a Global Long-Term Experiments Network (GLTEN), assessing its progress and viability.

Note: there is a call for papers until 15 January 2018

Planned sessions

  • The unique contributions of LTEs to agricultural science
  • New designs, methods and tools for LTEs
  • The mathematics and statistics of LTEs including mathematical modelling and databases
  • Progress and future viability of the GLTEN

Tours and demonstrations will include the Classical Experiments and Sample Archive; the Electronic Rothamsted Archive (eRA).

Sessions will be live streamed.


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