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Stapledon Memorial Trust Innovation Fellowship - Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Stapledon Memorial Trust Innovation Fellowships - first 2019 application window

Alongside the Travelling Fellowships aimed at those working in academic areas, the Stapledon Memorial Trust also offers an  Innovation Felllowship, which is ideal for trade specialists wishing to epxlore a topic in more depth, as well as a vacation bursary for undergraduates.

Awards for the Innovation Fellowship are considered quarterly, with applications invited by the end of November, February, May and August each year.

New Knowledge Exchange Coordinator - Monday, January 7, 2019

Sandra Pattinson has joined us as our Knowledge Exchange Coordinator, and will be working three days a week (Monday, Tuesday and Friday).

Sandra was brought up on a family dairy farm in Cumbria and has a background in research and lecturing, initially at SAC (now SRUC) but latterly at Harper Adams University where she also managed the University’s teaching and research sheep flock.

Winter Meeting - managing soil structure and organic matter - Friday, December 21, 2018

Save the date!

BGS Winter Meeting, 19 March 2019, organised in collaboration with the British Society of Soil Science

Improving grassland performance: managing soil structure and organic matter

Venue: Arden Hotel near the NEC in Birmingham.

Richard Rogers wins BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year 2018 - Tuesday, October 16, 2018

BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year 2018

Dairy farmer Richard Rogers of Tre Ifan Farm in Anglesey has won the BGS Grassland Farmer of the Year competition for 2018.

Defra guidance on temporary adjustments to Stewardship - Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Defra guidance for temporary adjustments to stewardship in place

Scheme launched to reduce ammonia emissions from farming - Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The Catchment Sensitive Farming (CSF) partnership has launched a new £3 million programme to reduce ammonia emissions from agriculture today (18 September, 2018).

Farming is responsible for 88 percent of all UK emissions of ammonia gas which can travel long distances, be damaging to the environment, and combine with other pollutants to form particulates, which are harmful to human health.

The partnership between Defra, the Environment Agency and Natural England will support farmers to take action to reduce harmful ammonia emissions.

Reseed weed control advice from Corteva agriscience - Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Advice from Corteva agriscience:
Keep new-sown leys clear of weeds for maximum grass yields next spring

Get to know your worms in 30 minutes! - Monday, September 17, 2018

Get to know your worms in 30 minutes!

A new survey from Rothamsted Research is asking farers to take part and assess the earthorm population of their soils, taking only 30 moinutes. 

An ambitious six-week programme to map the earthworm population of the UK has begun, building on the success of a pilot study early this year when around 100 farmers volunteered 60 minutes to survey their fields; this time, many more are being asked to give up 30 minutes.

New Agriculture Bill published this week - Friday, September 14, 2018

The Agriculture Bill resulting from the govenrment's "Health and Harmony" consultation earlier this year was published on Wednesday this week (September 12). 

Germinal offer advice on autumn drilling of grass reseeds - Thursday, September 13, 2018

Autumn 2018 offers many dairy farmers more opportunity than usual for late-season establishment of perennial or hybrid ryegrass, with leys drilled in the coming weeks offering the potential to accelerate the rebuilding of depleted forage stocks.


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