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Access to all of these facilities is
restricted. To arrange a tour please
contact Reception (01952 820280)
and ask for the Marketing Events
Administrator.
Starting from the front of the Main
Building facing the cricket pitch,
turn to your right and follow the
path to the kissing gate and over
the B5062 that dissects the university
campus. Please be careful when
crossing this busy main road. The
building to your right is the:
CROP AND ENVIRONMENTAL
RESEARCH CENTRE (CERC)
Crop protection is an important research
area, developing strategies to manage
pests and disease. CERC is the university’s
specialist centre for crop protection
research and teaching, working with
horticultural, agricultural and non-food
crops. The underpinning aim is to maintain
high levels of sustainable crop yield
methods that are compatible with the
environment. Field trials currently exceed
60 hectares with more than 5,000 trial plots.
CERC carries out major contracts for
government, farmer-funded bodies and
private clients.
WEATHER STATION
On CERC’s front lawn is the university’s
weather station. Daily temperatures
collected at the university have been
forwarded to the Met Office since 1928.
The latest Meteorological Monitoring
System (MMS), which was installed in 2010,
records the temperature by using a set
of electrical resistance thermometers,
or sensors. This information is then fed to
the Met Office which e-mails a summary
of the data back to Harper Adams. The
old weather system, which required a
member of staff to manually capture
data, recorded England’s lowest ever
temperature, -26.1 degrees Celsius, on
January 10, 1982. This made the Guinness
Book of World Records.
South Campus Walk
Route map on page 19
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C-Block and
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