Tagged: agricultural science

Sara Burbi: Small-scale farmers and climate change – opportunities and barriers to community engagement

The agricultural sector has been particularly under pressure in recent years to provide not only food, animal feed and energy crops, but also to be a key player in environmental conservation and biodiversity, and more recently in the provision of …

Karen Rial Lovera: Development of a low-input farming system in the South West of England

Co-authored by Karen Rial Lovera, Nicola D Cannon, W Paul Davies and John Conway The UK is experiencing a decline of land area certified for organic production. As a result, both farmers and the environment will benefit from the development of …

Weevil research to establish natural pest control method

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Researchers at Harper Adams University are using tracking devices to monitor the movements of a common soft fruit pest in order to help growers to protect their crops. The vine weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus) feeds on the roots and leaves of …

Royal Agricultural University

The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) is the oldest agricultural college (1845) in the English-speaking world, but also the newest, gaining university title in 2013; until 2000 it was outside the public sector. The RAU was founded with the express aim …

Harper Adams University

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Harper Adams University (HAU) is an institution that is closely related to the needs of the rural economy and industries reliant upon the rural economy, with a specific commitment to sustainable agriculture, re-establishing connections between food producers and consumers, knowledge …

European Parliament delegation visits Harper Adams

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Members of the European Parliament Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development visited Harper Adams University this week as part of a tour of the Midlands. Following a meeting with Lord Plumb, Member of the House of Lords Select Committee on …

Harper Adams lecturer awarded Gates Foundation research trip to Kenya

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Harper Adams Senior Lecturer, Dr Matthew Back, has been awarded a trip to Kenya to discuss how the university’s research could potentially help African farmers. Dr Back, Senior Lecturer/Researcher in Plant Pathology & Nematology, will attend an Agricultural Research Connections …

Global partnership to develop ‘smart’ irrigation solutions

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Harper Adams University has joined a consortium to develop an innovative irrigation solution for orchards and vineyards. The USER-PA project brings together precision agriculture experts from eight ICT-AGRI member countries – Israel, Denmark, Germany, Greece, Italy, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. …

Inner London students get a taste of British farming at Writtle

Writtle College postgraduates Hannah Scott-Browne and Stephanie Collingbourne, who are studying for PhDs in Agriculture, have involved students from an inner city London college in work with cattle, pigs and sheep at the College farm. The 25 animal management students, aged …

Hedgerow carbon research to provide new insights at Royal Agricultural College farm

Research into the role of hedgerows in carbon storage is to provide insights into sustainable environmental management. A PhD research student at the Royal Agricultural College is pioneering new methods of measuring biomass carbon in British hedgerows. Matthew Axe has been …

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