The R G Carter team are well underway on the new Field Trials Station for client John Innes Centre.

The development is the construction of a 1,700 sqm building which will include specialist testing rooms, climate-controlled grain storage, office space for six staff, meeting rooms and space for their agricultural equipment.

Cathy Mumford, who leads the field experimental team at the JIC, said: “It means researchers can investigate crop genetics and their effects in an environment in which farmers would grow their crops, where every season is different unlike a glass house or controlled environment.”