Achim Dobermann outside the Rothamsted buildingAchim Dobermann
The new chief of Britain’s biggest agricultural research institute, Achim Dobermann, wants to speed up the time that basic science takes to filter through to the field and so drive a step change in farming. The man who started his career as a sprayer operator on an East German state-run farm is keen to push ahead with work on higher-yielding varieties, developing disease resistance and achieving the better use of nutrients. See also: Second wave of GM offers consumers a benefit […]