As John Lennon and Yoko Ono say “so this is Christmas, and what have you done, another year over, and a new one just begun” (Well, nearly). I’d say this year has been pretty busy; some huge experiments (even by our standards), got the chance to present a poster at an international conference and I’ve also changed my job role (a bit). The year also ended with my debut as a tweeter!! Continue reading
I love fieldwork. I just really enjoy escaping the office and being outside, even if it’s spent on your hands and knees measuring plants for hours, weeks, months!! I have been lucky enough to have jobs that have included fieldwork and I have spent some fantastic times in stunning scenery looking for plants and watching the antics of lapwings. Of course, as with all aspects of work, there are better moments than others but hopefully they outweigh the less glamorous ones!! Continue reading
What a week?!?! We’ve heard many talks and seen lots of posters on different aspects of herbicide resistance from around the globe. There’s been great dialogue between researchers championing the important work we all do. The weather has ranged from very hot to snow in five days. And I’ve done my best to do as many typical American things as I can. It must be the Global Herbicide Resistance Challenge conference!! Continue reading
I’ve come up with a genius idea which I think could help with the wellbeing of fellow Rothamsted colleagues as well as benefitting my own work of course. It brings together a great science stress buster and the necessity of clearing out my experiments.
Pot throwing!! Continue reading