Long-term research plays a major role in designing future agricultural systems and understanding the consequences of new practices and technologies. Worldwide, numerous long-term experiments (LTEs) or other long-term research platforms have been established, following a tradition that started with the first classical long-term trials planted in 1843 at Rothamsted in the UK.
This year is the 175th anniversary of these trials and of Rothamsted as an agricultural research institution. To mark the occasion, Rothamsted Research will host an international conference to celebrate the unique role of long-term experiments in agricultural science, review lessons learned from similar studies worldwide, identify new questions to ask and discuss new ways of doing such long-term research in the future.
Topics will cover:
- 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 Global Long-Term Experiments Network (GLTEN)
- Tours and demonstrations will cover the classical experiments, the samples archive and the electronic Rothamsted Archive (eRA)
To submit an abstract, please register first, then submit your abstract (noting whether it is intended for a flash talk or poster presentation) by Wednesday 28 February 2018 @ 17:00hrs to [email protected].
For more information, see the conference website.