Ramularia on barleyKnowledge exchange is at the core of SRUC’s activities. The aim of the Applied Practice Team is to provide a clear route to practice for the group’s research and to transfer messages from our research work out to stakeholders. These include growers, consultants, policy makers and the wider industry through a programme of technical support, road shows, open days, farm walks and publications.

This team also acts as a source of intelligence to drive future research within the group, and operates crop monitoring services, a diagnostic crop clinic and a contract trials service.

  • To provide a clear route to practice for SRUC’s crop science
  • To coordinate crop monitoring and intelligence and identify the business needs of the industry 
  • To offer diagnostic services and training support
  • To raise the profile of our research with industry 
  • To help support and grow the SAC Consulting business

We offer advice, training and information to stakeholders based on our research and provide specialist back up to SAC Consulting through our crop clinic diagnostic services, phone services and training meetings.We have field trial sites throughout Scotland and laboratory and glasshouse testing facilities.

Our knowledge transfer activities include a programme of technical support, KT events and publications. Look at our Crop Clinic Pages which profile our work on plant health, in conjunction with the Scottish Government Advisory Activity programme, and follow us on Twitter for updates on crop news, research findings and forthcoming events.

Dr Andy Evans

Andy Evans

Team Leader - Applied Practice Team

Address: Crop & Soils Systems, Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC), Peter Wilson Building, Kings Buildings, West Mains Road, Edinburgh EH9 3JG.

Telephone: 0131 535 4093

Fax: 0131 535 4144