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Ramularia

Sequencing Genes of Major Barley Disease an Important Step Towards Better Control

Published on Wednesday, 17th August 2016 in Research news

Scientists at SRUC, together with colleagues at the University of Edinburgh and Rothamsted Research, have unravelled the genome of Ramularia, a fungal disease attacking barley crops.

Heather kerr

SRUC Student Trio Enjoy Their Hands-on Work Placements with SAC Consulting

Published on Wednesday, 17th August 2016 in SAC Consulting news

A trio of third year students, studying at Scotland’s Rural College, have been enjoying their 10 week placements in local offices of SAC Consulting.

Sheep

Producing Sheep and Goats Needed for the Future - SRUC Contributes to Multi-Million Pound Research Project, Future Proofing an Industry

Published on Wednesday, 17th August 2016 in Research news

A team of researchers from Scotland’s Rural College is contributing to iSAGE, a new multi-million pound EU-funded research project aiming to future proof our sheep and goat farming industry.

Elmwood westfield

Elmwood Campus Helps Cook up a Recipe for Success at Local Nursery

Published on Wednesday, 17th August 2016 in Elmwood Campus news

The Elmwood Campus of SRUC has been helping cook up a recipe for success by contributing produce to the new Community Kitchen at Westfield Family Nurture Centre in Cupar.

Davy explaining

SRUC Raising Awareness of Hill Farming Challenges

Published on Wednesday, 17th August 2016 in Hill & Mountain Research Centre news

Staff at SRUC’s Hill & Mountain Research Centre have been travelling around Scotland but also half-way around the globe this summer, to raise awareness of the challenges facing hill farming.

John Deere

Nick’s Thoughts from the Mid West - an SRUC Reflection

Published on Wednesday, 17th August 2016 in Education news

In the first of two reports Nick reflects on how America’s mid-west states approach agricultural education.

Soil testing

Skye Graziers and Growers Urged to Look to Their Soils – SAC Consulting at Skye Show

Published on Wednesday, 17th August 2016 in SAC Consulting news

Staff from the SAC Consulting Office in Portree had a busy day at Skye Show with their exhibit on the condition of the soils on the island.

Jim Gordon

Jim’s Long Service Recognised

Published on Wednesday, 17th August 2016 in Dairy@Dumfries news

SRUC’s Crichton Royal Farm Tractor Driver Jim Gordon’s 30 years of service to agriculture was recognised recently when he received a certificate awarded by the Royal Highland and Agricultural Society.

Dr Marta Piotrowska

SRUC Research Shared Internationally - Thanks to Trust Fund

Published on Wednesday, 17th August 2016 in Crop & Soils Systems news

Dr Marta Piotrowska, a researcher in Crop Protection and Soils at SRUC recently presented a paper at an international technical symposium in Germany, a trip made with the help of SRUC Trust funding.

Fire engine

SRUC Alerts Firefighters to On-Farm Risks

Published on Wednesday, 17th August 2016 in Dairy Research Centre news

Members of Green Watch from Dumfries Fire Station recently visited SRUC’s Crichton Royal Dairy Research Farm outside the town to increase their awareness of fire hazards on a modern dairy farm.

Horticulture student

Oatridge Horticultural Student Reaches Finals of Top UK Landscaping Competition

Published on Wednesday, 3rd August 2016 in Oatridge Campus news

A horticultural student from the Oatridge Campus of SRUC has reached the finals of a prestigious UK-wide landscaping competition.

Goats grazing

More Options for Scrapie Testing Make Exporting Easier for Elite Sheep and Goat Breeders

Published on Wednesday, 3rd August 2016 in SAC Consulting news

British farmers with elite sheep flocks or goat herds now have easier access to the testing facilities needed for export approval.

Adrian Philbey experiencing piglets from a novel perspective.

SRUC Hosts Session on Importance of Playtime for Piglets

Published on Wednesday, 3rd August 2016 in Research news

It’s one thing to make toys for your children… but what about your pigs?!

Katrina Dick

Ayr Student Wins Prestigious Bayeux Prize

Published on Wednesday, 3rd August 2016 in Ayr Campus news

An honours graduate in Countryside Management at SRUC Ayr has won the college’s prestigious Bayeux Prize after overcoming a series of considerable personal challenges to be successful in her studies.

Ashley Stamper

Edinburgh Student Wins Land Rover Bursary

Published on Wednesday, 3rd August 2016 in Education news

A BSc honours student studying at SRUC Edinburgh has become one of five people across the UK to win a sought-after bursary from car manufacturer Land Rover.

Louse Bulmer

Oatridge Equine Team Leader Wins Top Conference Award

Published on Wednesday, 3rd August 2016 in Oatridge Campus news

Louise Bulmer, the Equine Programme Leader at SRUC Oatridge has received industry recognition for her presentation at a recent top conference.

Fast fury

Fast and the Furry-ious ….

Published on Wednesday, 3rd August 2016 in Ayr Campus news

Dogs are a fundamental part of rural life – but these working dogs also excel at dog sports like agility and flyball.

kirkton open day

Kirkton Open Day: 18 August 2016

Published on Wednesday, 3rd August 2016 in Hill & Mountain Research Centre news

Annual Open Day at Kirkton & Auchtertyre farms.

Condition scoring

New Project Aims to Raise Lamb Survival Rates by 5%

Published on Wednesday, 20th July 2016 in Research news

Five focus farmers have been selected for a new “Live Lambs” project, facilitated by Scotland’s Rural College and aimed at improving lamb survival.

SRUC Graduation

SRUC Graduation Ceremony 2016

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in Education news

More than 150 graduands attended the Scotland’s Rural College graduation ceremony on Friday 8 July 2016 at Bute Hall, University of Glasgow.

Stephen Lucas, Calum Johnston and Joe Speed with their degrees and prizes at their graduation from SRUC.

Trio of New SRUC Aberdeen Graduates Make Potato Industry Sit Up and Take Notice

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in Education news

Three new graduates from the Aberdeen Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) have made the potato industry sit up and take notice with their degree dissertations.

Rainer Roehe

Professorship for SRUC Expert in Livestock Genetics

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in Research news

SRUC Livestock Geneticist Dr Rainer Roehe was awarded a Professorship of Animal Genetics and Microbiome during SRUC’s annual graduation ceremony in Bute Hall, University of Glasgow.

John Campbell

SRUC Honorary Fellowship Awarded to John Campbell of Glenrath Farms

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in Education news

John Campbell, who along with his wife Cathy, founded Glenrath Farms in the Scottish Borders, has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship of Scotland’s Rural College.

Voices of Women in Agriculture

New SRUC Video Gives Voice to Women in Agriculture

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in About SRUC news

The communications team at SRUC has produced a new video which aims to encourage more women into the Scottish agricultural industry.

Farm Management

South West Livestock Farmers Urged to Watch for Mud Snails

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in SAC Consulting news

Cattle and sheep farmers in the South West have been warned to look out for mud snails and any signs that their animals may have fallen prey to the parasites the snails carry.

ISAE conference

Another Outstanding Year at the ISAE Conference!

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in Research news

Over 550 animal scientists congregated in Scotland’s capital recently to discuss an incredibly diverse range of research.

Kirkton visitor

Busy Month of International Visitors to Kirkton and Auchtertyre

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in Hill & Mountain Research Centre news

July has been a very busy month for international visitors to SRUC’s upland research farms near Crianlarich.

Inverness new office

Uplifting Inverness Move Deemed a Success

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in SAC Consulting news

Inverness-based SRUC staff have just relocated from Drummondhill to the brand new Inverness Campus.

Nick Prince

SRUC Aberdeen Lecturer Wins Trip to Study Historic Links in North America

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in Aberdeen Campus news

A lecturer from the Aberdeen Campus of SRUC has won a prestigious six week summer study tour of North America which will focus on the historic links between land ownership in Scotland and the USA.

Oatridge equine summer school

Oatridge Campus Hosts Successful Equine Summer School

Published on Tuesday, 19th July 2016 in Oatridge Campus news

The equine team at SRUC Oatridge recently hosted another successful Equine Summer School – with 16 students from across America attending the four week residential programme.

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