Tagged: agricultural science

Agricultural Engineering Innovation Centre launched at Harper Adams

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A £2.9 million centre to support advanced agricultural engineering teaching and research was today launched at Shropshire’s Harper Adams University. Lord de Mauley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for natural environment and science, conducted the official opening of The Agricultural …

Royal Agricultural University Professor highly commended at farming conference

The Royal Agricultural University are delighted to congratulate Professor Toby Mottram on being highly commended in the Practice with Science Award at the Oxford Farming Conference 2014. Professor Mottram came highly commended for the eBolus, which accurately and wirelessly measures …

Harper Adams lecturer to advise on fresh produce research funded by leading UK supermarket

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Harper Adams Principal Lecturer, Dr Jim Monaghan, is to work with one of the UK’s leading supermarkets on the latest leek research, as part of its Agriculture Research and Development Grant Fund scheme. The scheme, led by Sainsbury’s, asks farmers, …

Bledisloe lecture highlights government support for UK agriculture

In a far-reaching and thought provoking presentation at the Royal Agricultural University (RAU) in October the Rt Hon. David Willetts MP, Minister for Universities and Science, confirmed increasing government commitment and support for UK agriculture. Giving the Bledisloe Memorial Lecture …

Gloucestershire-based recycling company awarded Innovation Voucher for collaborative project with RAU

The Royal Agricultural University is pleased to announce that Greencycleit, a Gloucestershire based company specialising in innovative recycling, has been awarded a Universities South West (USW) Innovation voucher to support its product development work with the RAU. The scheme has …

Research confirms importance of ethylene removal in extending strawberry product

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Research from Writtle College shows for the first time that ethylene removal extends the post-harvest life of strawberries. The research, presented at the MQUIC 2013 supply chain conference, utilised the commercially-proven ethylene-removal technology used in It’sFresh! ethylene-removal pads. Dr Chris …

Top crops lecturer is crowned in research-in-practice competition

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The winner of a crops challenge for lecturers at Harper Adams University has been named as Dr Ivan Grove. Last year a task was set to grow the most profitable crop of wheat that achieves the best gross margin whilst satisfying commercial standards. …

Research to investigate trees in the farmed environment

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Harper Adams University has welcomed the first student to investigate the relationship between trees and the farmed environment through a Woodland Trust-sponsored research qualification. Tim Saunders from Eastbourne, Sussex, is the first of three students that will complete 12-months of work …

Harper Adams University receives major donation to fund specialist entomology facilities

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Students at Harper Adams University will soon benefit from new specialist entomology facilities thanks to a generous donation from the Jean Jackson Charitable Trust. Entomology, the study of insects, is integrated into a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered …

Royal Agricultural University research into cooperative grazing

The RAU have recently undertaken some research for the Cotswolds Conservation Board to assess the feasibility of a cooperative grazing approach in the Cotswolds Scarp and High Wold areas. The appropriate management of grassland is essential for the formation and …

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