Where research meets practice.

Our Knowledge Networks are continuously growing in size, strength, scope, and breadth, skilfully bringing together, and working with experts from a diverse range of disciplines across SRUC to share cutting-edge research and knowledge with our colleagues, customers, and the wider industry.

Our teams have some of the most respected specialists in the livestock, arable and potatoes industry leading from the front, whilst the farm business team provides valuable business advice, bookkeeping and data to Scottish Government from Scottish farm businesses to enable informed decision-making.

From livestock systems to arable and agronomy, or business management, carbon dynamics and sustainability, or even biodiversity and ecology - we have specialist teams taking you from research into applied knowledge and every-day practice.

Putting your livestock first

From cattle and sheep production systems to technical and financial benchmarking or grassland management systems and forage crops, our team has a specialist who can help.

Our knowledge and expertise is wide and varied so if you have a particular livestock problem or query, don’t hesitate to get in touch for independent and innovative advice.

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Industry-leading potato science

Our potatoes team can provide technical advice and information covering all aspects of potato production. As an independent research-based service, each member of our expert team has extensive experience at the cutting edge of the UK potato industry.

We have a broad knowledge base, connected to wider support and resources from across SRUC, there are few queries we cannot answer.

How can our experts help you?

Arable and agronomy services

Our independent research-based advice can help you meet your goals whether it be improving soil health, moving to a regenerative system, more efficient use of inputs or maximising margins from your arable and potato enterprises.

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Farm business management services

Providing a suite of business management tools to enable you to build good financial habits. This will help your business thrive, so you can manage the day to day it with confidence.

From gross output accounts analysis to cash flow forecasting or budgeting for contract farming agreements, Whatever your ambitions are as a business owner and manager, we have an offer to suit you.

Manage your business easier

Biodiversity and ecology consultancy

Supporting your business to measure biodiversity impacts and uncover opportunities to mitigate nature-based risks.

We pride ourselves on bringing together ecologists, natural capital experts, environmental scientists, advisors, and researchers to provide cutting edge advice and practical services.

What we can do for you

Carbon management and life cycle analysis

The first step on your sustainability journey can be the calculation of your companies’ emissions. We have expertise in Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) to a product, company, and industry level under the relevant ISO and GHG protocol standards. Our broad expertise in land use and agricultural systems makes us particularly effective in dealing with what can be the most complicated and elusive elements of GHG emissions accounting; your Scope 3 emissions from agriculture and land use.

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Our work

From industry publications to customer case studies and outputs from some of our special projects and research, dive into the detail and see our work for yourself.

Our expertise in action

Our expert teams

Our diverse teams of advisors and specialists cover a lot of ground. Explore our teams to see what skills, support, and specialist solutions we may be able to offer you and your business.

Our teams and services

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