• Attention: FREE LETTUCE
    January 9, 2019

    Part of my fieldwork this season involves trying to catch live aphids on lettuce from various parts of the UK. I would provide you with ~30 lettuces to grow in your garden and I would ask if you see any aphids on the lettuce for them to be sent to me at Rothamsted Research. Costs… Read more »

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  • Project Progress Update from Dion Garrett: Where am I?

    Written by CTP Student, Dion Garrett Where am I? It’s that time of year again where many are recovering from over indulgent festivities and making new year’s resolutions; to run 10km, eat healthier, learn a new skill, save more money, publish a paper in a journal, procrastinating less and being more focused – to name… Read more »

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  • Enhancing Nature with a Little Nurture: A History of Avocado Breeding
    December 4, 2018

    Written by CTP Student Jessica Fostvedt An ancient civilisation located in the south of what is now Mexico, the early Mesoamericans cultivated one of the most nutritious foods found on Earth.  The substantial value of this natural gift was not lost on them either.  In fact, avocados were a highly revered source of nourishment, thought… Read more »

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  • Waitrose CTP Welcome Event Coverage
    November 5, 2018

    Lancaster University covered an article of the Waitrose CTP induction event collaboration with CGE. Click here for the link to the article

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  • CTP Second Cohort Welcome Event
    November 1, 2018

    Written by Roz Wareing Waitrose CTP welcomed its second cohort of students last month. The students travelled from their home institutes to Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University for the 2 day welcome Event. During the event the students and supervisors participated in a series of activities including introductions from CTP academic director and Alan… Read more »

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  • The Great British Weather Off
    August 16, 2018

    Written by Nick Kuht (CTP Student) The weather seems to have been the main topic of conversation over recent weeks. For most of us, our biggest concerns have revolved around avoiding getting sunburnt and keeping ourselves cool in the heat. However, farmers across the UK have been facing much greater problems. During my field trial… Read more »

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