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John Ashworth Nelder

8 October 1924 – 7 August 2010. I am sorry to announce that John Nelder died on Saturday 7th August in Luton & Dunstable Hospital, where he was recovering from a fall. John was very active even at the age of 85, and retained the strong interest in our work – […]

Microsatellite marking aids rapid chickpea crop improvement.

“…not only the study presented here but also nearly all research studies at ICRISAT use GenStat to meet their design and computing requirements”. Subhash Chandra is the Head of Bioinformatics & Principal Statistician, at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics, or ICRISAT, an internationally renowned, not-for-profit agricultural research […]

Reducing production costs in farming.

“We chose to purchase GenStat as opposed to other packages after careful consideration. Following a trial run we were impressed by how easy to handle the package was. The programme is simply set out and allows users of all levels to easily navigate it”. Helen Whitney is Technical Co-ordinator at Dalehead […]

When accuracy, reliability and speed of analyses matters.

“GenStat is well suited to our agricultural applications; much more than any other system we looked at.” Curtis Lee is President at Agro-Tech, a contract research and development company based in North Dakota. The company conducts privately funded research within the agribusiness and biotech industries. The Problem As a consultant, Curt […]

Measuring potential health problems caused by occupational and environmental exposures…..

….from The Institute of Occupational Medicine GenStat is well known and highly regarded throughout the world in its historical core area of biosciences, and specifically in agricultural research. “……beautifully simple to program.” Dr Brian Miller The breadth of statistical analysis covered is well documented on websites, review articles and the like. […]

Finding alternative methods to pesticides.

“GenStat is so versatile – I have not yet come across a test that I need that GenStat does not provide.” Rothamsted Research is the largest agricultural research centre in the United Kingdom and perhaps the oldest agricultural research station in the world. Rothamsted has an unparalleled reputation as a centre […]