Rothamsted Research visits Mulloon Creek

 Professor John Crawford (Rothamsted Research) catching up with Peter Andrews OAM along Mulloon Creek and discussing how effective regenerative agriculture and natural sequence farming are in restoring our landscapes.

Professor John Crawford (Rothamsted Research) catching up with Peter Andrews OAM along Mulloon Creek and discussing how effective regenerative agriculture and natural sequence farming are in restoring our landscapes.

Professor John Crawford from the prestigious Rothamsted Research in the UK flew out to visit us last week to discuss the possibilities of a joint UK-Australia Alliance promoting technology and data-driven innovation in agriculture.

John is a theoretical biologist whose research focuses on systems approaches and integrated soil-plant-microbe systems. He has a degree in Physics and a PhD in Theoretical Astrophysics, and has published nearly 200 peer-reviewed articles.

At Rothamsted Research – a world-leading, non-profit research centre focusing on strategic agricultural science to benefit farmers and society worldwide – John is the Integrated Solutions Lab Flagship Leader. He is also a member of our Science Advisory Council and a previous Head of Sustainability and Complex Systems at the University of Sydney

Such an alliance would present an exciting opportunity to establish a joint UK-Australia open innovation hub for tech-enabled agriculture with the potential for the establishment of a regional-scaled infrastructure and demonstration zone in each country.

 Chairman Gary Nairn AO (The Mulloon Institute) showing Professor John Crawford (Rothamsted Research) how much water continues to trickle through the leaky weir at Peter's Pond, despite current drought conditions across most of New South Wales.

Chairman Gary Nairn AO (The Mulloon Institute) showing Professor John Crawford (Rothamsted Research) how much water continues to trickle through the leaky weir at Peter's Pond, despite current drought conditions across most of New South Wales.