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Rothamsted Experimental Station

The Rothamsted Experimental Station is located at Harpenden in Hertfordshire, England. John Bennett Lawes (1814-1900) founded the Rothamsted Agricultural Research Station after he inherited the Rothamsted Manor, dating from the 16th century. He started the first experiments at Rothamsted in about 1834.

Ronald Fisher, Frank Yates, William Cochran and John Wishart worked at Rothamsted, performing much pioneering work in 20th century statistics and genetics.

In 2003 the station is operated by a grouping of private organisations named Rothamsted Research and is mainly funded by the branches of the UK government.

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