Sir John Bennet Lawes

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Sir John Bennet Lawes, 1814–1900, English agriculturist. He founded the famous experimental farm at Rothamsted, where, with the English chemist Sir J. H. Gilbert, he experimented with plants and animals. He developed the fertilizing material called superphosphate, which marked the beginning of the chemical fertilizer business. In 1889 he established the Lawes Agricultural Trust for the continuation of research at Rothamsted.

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Lawes, Sir John Bennet (1814–1900) British chemist; jointly with Gilbert established the world's first agricultural research station at Rothamsted in Hertfordshire (web site www.rothamsted.bbsrc. ac.uk).