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❶A unique facility at Silsoe Research Institute SRI in England, is studying pesticide application systems to improve and classify performance related to spray drift. There are two projects underway in which attempt to capture the essence and flavour of the work and the workers at the Institute from its beginnings in

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Here Comes the Robot. He also conducted research on air quality effects on swine as a visiting scientist at Silsoe Research Institute in Great Britain. Resolving Conflicts by Integrated Solutions.

A unique facility at Silsoe Research Institute SRI in England, is studying pesticide application systems to improve and classify performance related to spray drift. When the wind blows. Service des Relations Internationales French: System of Rice Intensification; Madagascar. The Domesday Book — Siuuilessou or Sewilessou records two manors, the larger held by Hugh of Walter, brother of Saher, and this later became the manor of Wrest. A smaller manor, believed to be that of Newbury, was owned by a concubine of Nigel d'Aubigny.

The first market was held here weekly on Tuesdays and annual fair on 1 May from By there were 21 families living in Silsoe.

The village growth was largely influenced by the needs of the Wrest Park estate and most of the inhabitants were servants, gardeners, stable hands and blacksmiths who lived in thatched and terrace cottages some of which still exist today.

There was also a baker, who supplied Wrest House, and in the roof of the old bakehouse off the High Street, the oven ventilation can still be seen. From an annual fair was held on 10 September and a weekly market on Wednesdays.

By the midth century a number of trades were present in the village. There was a butcher, a milkman, cobbler, draper, builder and a grocer. The Wrest Estate , in turn, provided the village with a church — St James's, a school and a row of almhouses, so sited that a row of cottages was hidden from the gentry's view as they drove from the Park to the church in nearby Flitton.

Silsoe's position on a main road to London and halfway between Bedford and Luton made it a favourite halt for drovers and travellers stopping at the George coaching inn first mentioned in on the High Street.

During the First World War Wrest House was used as a military hospital until when the house was damaged by fire. Wrest Park's historic house and magnificent gardens are now part of English Heritage and have been restored and opened to the public from 4 August The village also was home to Cranfield University 's Silsoe campus for agricultural engineering. The former campus grounds are being redeveloped for housing, community and business use. The college was founded as the National College of Agricultural Engineering.

Since three property developers, Miller Homes , Bloor Homes and Bellway , have produced several hundred family homes. Stringent adherence to reflect the character of the village was followed, thus attracting new families and residents seeking village life.

The church stands on the site of a much earlier free chapel of St. Leonard, first mentioned in the Liber Antiquus —35 , that became a chapel of ease in the 17th century. By , the Institute staff numbered , and a new home was found at Wrest Park in Bedfordshire.

In the Institute was transferred to the Agricultural Research Council; this marked a move towards more long term investigation and research and less testing. Research during the s and 90s expanded to cover physical, engineering and mathematical applications to agricultural and biological processes and systems.

In , its main sponsoring body, the BBSRC, decided to cease its support due to changes in its own research priorities. Silsoe Research Institute thus ceased operations at the end of March after 80 years of operation.

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Silsoe Research Institute had an international reputation for its research in Agricultural, Food Processing and Environmental Engineering. In , its main sponsoring body, .

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Silsoe Research Institute. The Institute had its origins at the University of Oxford, where, in , as the Institute of Agricultural Engineering, it conducted farm machinery trials and undertook research in such topics as subsoiling, haymaking and crop drying.

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Silsoe Research Institute Description: The Institute had its origins at the University of Oxford, where, in , as the Institute of Agricultural Engineering, it conducted farm machinery trials and undertook research in such topics as . Silsoe College. The village was, until , the location of the Silsoe Research Institute, a BBSRC-funded body, in Wrest Park. The village also was home to Cranfield University's Silsoe campus for agricultural engineering. The former campus grounds are being redeveloped for housing, community and business use.

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The Silsoe Research Institute, tel , have been working together with Campden and Chorleywood Food Research Association for some years and are now able to offer a practical service to minimize the risk of airborne contamination. In the Institute became the AFRC (Agriculture and Food Research Council) Institute of Engineering Research (AFRC IER) and in changed its name to the more manageable "Silsoe Research Institute".