Research Cooperation and Relocation of Plant Impact plc Head Office
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Research Cooperation and Relocation of Plant Impact plc Head Office PR Newswire PRESTON, England, July 3, 2012 PRESTON, England, July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- - Plant Impact plc and Rothamsted Research - ("Plant Impact" or the "Company", "Rothamsted Research" or the "Institute") Rothamsted Research and Plant Impact today announce their intent to cooperate on agricultural technology and arable crop projects related to plant nutrition and the amelioration of the effects of environmental stress on crop quality and yield. In addition, on 1 September 2012, Plant Impact will relocate its head office from Preston, Lancashire to the newly announced Green Enterprise Science Park at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. In May 2012, Rothamsted Research formally announced its 20:20 Wheat® initiative, a research programme aimed at providing technology and tools to enhance UK wheat yield potential to 20 tonnes of wheat per hectare within the next 20 years. Plant Impact will collaborate with Rothamsted's wheat programs by directing a portion of its own specialty nutrient and anti-stress technology research into wheat and other arable crops. Working with the Institute, the Company hopes to bring commercial and practical insight to the Institute's programs and, where possible, to assist in deploying technology discoveries to growers around the world.

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Research Cooperation and Relocation of Plant
Impact plc Head Office
PR Newswire
PRESTON, England, July 3, 2012
PRESTON, England
,
July 3, 2012
/PRNewswire/ --
- Plant Impact plc and Rothamsted Research - ("Plant Impact" or the
"Company", "Rothamsted Research" or the "Institute")
Rothamsted Research and Plant Impact today announce their intent to
cooperate on agricultural technology and arable crop projects related to plant
nutrition and the amelioration of the effects of environmental stress on crop
quality and yield. In addition, on
1 September 2012
, Plant Impact will relocate
its head office from
Preston
,
Lancashire
to the newly announced Green
Enterprise Science Park at Rothamsted Research in Harpenden,
Hertfordshire
.
In
May 2012
, Rothamsted Research formally announced its 20:20 Wheat®
initiative, a research programme aimed at providing technology and tools to
enhance UK wheat yield potential to 20 tonnes of wheat per hectare within the
next 20 years. Plant Impact will collaborate with Rothamsted's wheat programs
by directing a portion of its own specialty nutrient and anti-stress technology
research into wheat and other arable crops. Working with the Institute, the
Company hopes to bring commercial and practical insight to the Institute's
programs and, where possible, to assist in deploying technology discoveries to
growers around the world.
Through its relocation to the Green Enterprise Science Park at Rothamsted, the
Company expects to benefit from cooperation with the Institute's world-class
scientists as well as from shared access to the campus' wealth of advanced
scientific equipment, glasshouse facilities and on-site research farm. The
Company expects this co-location to greatly increase its R&D capacity, resulting
in accelerated product innovation and greater tools for arable crop growers in
their push for sustainable yield enhancement.
John Brubaker, Chief Executive Officer of Plant Impact, commented; 'This is an
extraordinary opportunity for an emerging R&D-focused company like ours to
work with some of the best crop scientists in the world. Collaboration with the
Institute's visionary wheat projects is a valuable and motivating recognition that
Plant Impact's products will be relevant to growers of the world's most
important food crop. A move to the Rothamsted campus creates a step-
change improvement in our R&D capacity and in our ability to recruit new
members of the Plant Impact team.'
Dr. Maurice Moloney, Director and Chief Executive of Rothamsted Research,
added; 'Achieving the crop technology breakthroughs essential for feeding a
richer and more populous world requires not only leading science but an
appreciation of how that science can be applied by growers to secure
sustainable on-farm benefits. I have high expectations from having Plant
Impact and other emerging technology companies on site here at Rothamsted.
We aim to host a select group of like-minded small and medium enterprises
(SMEs) which will, together with our team of basic researchers, create a
thriving Green Enterprise Science Park here on our main campus.'
About Plant Impact
Plant Impact is a UK-based agricultural bioscience company that develops and
markets crop enhancement and specialty nutrition products to deliver yield and
quality benefits for growers. The company was formed in 2003 and is listed on
the UK AIM stock exchange (LON:PIM).
About Rothamsted Research
Rothamsted Research is the longest-running agricultural research station in the
world, providing cutting-edge science and innovation for over 160 years. It
receives strategic funding from BBSRC to deliver the knowledge and new
practices to increase crop productivity and quality and to develop
environmentally sustainable solutions for food and energy production.
For more information please contact:
Plant Impact plc
David Jones, Chairman
John Brubaker, Chief Executive Officer
Tel: +44(0)1772-628-328
Rothamsted Research
Darren Hughes, Head of External Affairs
Tel: +44(0)1582-763-133 ext 2673