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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.

Red Tractor webinar - Monday, January 7, 2019

Red Tractor Assurance are presenting a live webinar on Monday 21st January at 7:30 pm

They will talk through their new risk-based approach to inspections including why they are introducing it, what it means for producers and why robust compliance is pivotal to the Red Tractor scheme.

Further details of the webinar are available here

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

Stapledon Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowship - Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Stapledon Memorial Trust Travelling Fellowships - six weeks to apply!

Applications are invited for SMT Travelling fellwoships, which are aimed at younger or mid-career scientists looking to travel overseas to develop their studies, or for overseas applicants wishing to study in the UK. 

The closing date for applicaiton for 2018 study is 31 OCTOBER 2018

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). 

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