Author:John Bennet Lawes

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Sir John Bennet Lawes, 1st Baronet
FRS; English entrepreneur and agricultural scientist; founded an experimental farm at Rothamsted, where he developed a superphosphate that would mark the beginnings of the chemical fertilizer industry.
Sir John Bennet Lawes, 1st Baronet


Lawes is best known as the collaborator with Joseph Henry Gilbert in the agricultural researches undertaken at Rothamsted Experimental Station. Between 1843 and 1901, 132 research papers were issued from Rothamsted, nearly all of which were jointly authored by Lawes and Gilbert.

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