NIAB - National Institute of Agricultural Botany

The need for innovation in plant breeding and agronomy has never been greater. With a growing global population agricultural science and technology has a vital role to play in boosting productivity, conserving resources and coping with climate change. A unique national resource, NIAB is well placed to contribute solutions to these challenges. Learn more about NIAB

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National Agronomy Centre

The NAC initiative is our commitment to communication of openly funded agronomic research to the Industry.
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Farming Futures

Farming Futures can help you prepare for the impacts of climate change and the opportunities for your business.
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NIAB LabTest

Expert scientific and analytical services for farmers and industry.
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Innovation Farm

Promoting the power of plant genetic innovation, by providing a living, year-round showcase of new crop technology. Visit website...

Future Events

NIAB TAG is holding a number of events at its locations around the UK in 2015.
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ARTIS – Training

Improve your farming skills and knowledge and optimise your crop performance.
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Orson's Oracle

Jim Orson

Extreme weather
20/08/2015 by Jim Orson

" There was some interesting weather in the UK in July. The 1st was the hottest July day on record and a temperature of only 10C was recorded in Powys on the 31st. However, the extreme event of note for me was the overnight thunderstorm on 16th/17th in Cambridge. Up to that point, ... "

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