Web services

The internet is an increasingly important source of information for the UK’s farmers and growers, and provides researchers, government and the industry as a whole with a valuable tool for disseminating agri-environmental best practice. AERU has been at the forefront of developing online knowledge transfer systems specifically aimed at the farmer audience, and in doing so has produced systems that have become key industry players in knowledge transfer. Most significant amongst these is ADLib, the Agricultural Document Library, which was developed from the library element of the EMA software package. This resource now contains over 1600 documents (including government codes of practice, industry guidelines, information and topic sheets, legislation summaries, glossaries and an extensive contacts directory), and is used as the foundation for a number of client side information and support provision services. Key amongst these are:

In addition, AERU have developed a number of online resources for farmers, researchers, regulators and the private sector, covering the properties of chemicals (and other substances) used in the agricultural industry. These include:

Further information on these and other resources can be obtained from our Projects section, or by contacting us at

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