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

NIAB Open Days 2014

News and Events

National Agronomy Centre

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

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 TAG Network

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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 2014.

Orson's Oracle

Jim Orson

Grasses; mankind’s best friend?
11/04/2014 by Jim Orson

" Earlier this week I was watching TV with our grandchildren. It was a children’s programme on dinosaurs; a subject that captivates our grandson. The presenter said that dinosaurs did not eat grass because they existed before grass existed. This came as a complete surprise to... "

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