2015 Annual Tri-Societies Meeting


The 2015 Annual Meeting for the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), Crop Science Society of America (CSSA), and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) was held this year together with the Annual Meeting for the Entomological Society of America.

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Soils in Parliament


In celebration of the declaration of 2015 as the International Year of Soil by the United Nations Assembly, the UK Parliamentary and Scientific Committee dedicated a meeting to the issue of soil, under the title “Are We Looking After our Soil”?

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Nitrogenases in Bacteria


Nitrogenases are enzymes found in certain bacteria and archaea; they fix atmospheric nitrogen (N2) typically by catalysing the reaction that reduces dinitrogen to form ammonia.

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The Nitrogen Issue


Nitrogen is central to increasing plant yields to feed the world’s growing population, however fertiliser technology has remained much the same for the last 50 years.  More than a century ago Fritz Haber figured out a way to fix nitrogen which is abundant in the atmosphere, into ammonia, the active...

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Azotic Technologies Increases Scientific Team


Azotic Technologies, which is developing natural nitrogen fixation for agriculture, has appointed two new scientists, Dr Nathalie Narraidoo and Dr Katrin Schwarz, to boost its scientific team at BioCity, Nottingham.

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Azotic Technologies Wins Innovator of the Year Award


Azotic Technologies has been named Innovator of the Year at the eighth New Energy & Cleantech Awards in London.  The judges recognised the importance of a ground breaking agricultural solution that allows plants to extract nitrogen from the air rather than from polluting fertilisers.

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Rushlight Awards Winner 2014-2015


The Rushlight Awards focus on the technology and innovation achievements of UK and Irish organizations in the journey to develop new technologies and implement innovative new science.

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Blue Sky Rice


Nature Magazine article on Agribiotechnology: Blue Sky Rice.

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Nitrogen Fixation Trials


Press Release - 23 October 2014

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New Laboratory Appointments


Press Release - 1 June 2014

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The Greener Revolution –


A new nitrogen-fixing technology has been developed which will help transform agriculture.  This patented technology enables all crops to take up nitrogen from the atmosphere rather than from expensive and potentially environmentally damaging nitrogen based fertilisers.

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Nitrogen Pollution


The current level of nitrogen fertiliser over use cannot continue.

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Food Security


According to Professor Sir John Beddington, former Chief Scientific Adviser to HM government, food security is a major challenge confronting global agriculture.

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