Practice with Science Recognition for Farm Crap App

Practice with Science Recognition for Farm Crap App

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The Farm Manure Management Application (known as the Farm Crap App) created by Duchy College in collaboration with Rothamsted Research North Wyke, has been recognised by the Oxford Farming Conference Practice with Science Award.

Set up in 2010, the award recognises applied scientific work that has resulted in valuable benefits to the agricultural industry, particularly in relation to on-farm practices.

Duchy College’s Becky Wilson, who presented the app at the conference, added: “To be given the opportunity to present at the Oxford Farming Conference was an honour that we weren’t expecting. Showcasing the app in front of world class leaders in our industry was an once in a lifetime experience, and will hopefully allow the app to be more widely recognised and promoted to farmers, the people who can achieve real cost savings and efficiencies by using it.”

Dr Tina Barsby, an Oxford Farming Conference Director and CEO of NIAB, said: "This award addresses a fundamental need for agriculture because it bridges the big gap between the science-driven innovation farmers need on the ground, and the 'leading edge science' work being done in research institutions."

The app, which was created by Duchy College in collaboration with Rothamsted Research North Wyke, allows the farming community to appreciate the nutritive and economic value of livestock manures. The app provides farmers with an opportunity to visually assess manure and slurry application rates and to calculate what is being provided in terms of available nutrients, as well as giving an estimate of potential savings in purchased artificial fertilisers.

 

If you’ve not yet downloaded the app, it’s available free from Google Play and the Apple App Store.

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