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Welcoming the finest maltsters

Published: Tuesday, 22nd May 2018 in About SRUC news

Scotland’s Rural College hosted the Maltsters Association of Great Britain (MAGB) in Edinburgh for a two-day meeting of its Trade and Technical Committees.

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Meet the special branch

Published: Tuesday, 22nd May 2018 in Research news

Professor Fiona Burnett, Head of Crop and Soils Research at SRUC, outlined her role as agriculture sector lead at the launch of Scotland’s new Plant Health Centre.

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Highlands and Islands face post-Brexit challenges

Published: Friday, 18th May 2018 in Research news

A senior agricultural economist at SRUC has helped to produce a new report highlighting the challenges that could face farming and crofting communities in the Highlands and Islands, post Brexit.

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Graze academy

Published: Thursday, 17th May 2018 in About SRUC news

A sheep and grassland specialist from SAC Consulting, part of Scotland’s Rural College, will be one of the key speakers at a series of free events organised by Quality Meat Scotland (QMS).

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Attracting pollinators easy as A, Bee, C

Published: Wednesday, 16th May 2018 in SAC Consulting news

With the planet set to be abuzz with activity for World Bee Day this weekend (Sunday 20 May 2018), new advice demonstrates how farmers can improve their crop yields by providing habitats for insects. 

Speaker Heather Wildman, left, and June Geyer, Chair of Women in Agriculture, at the Women in Agriculture event at Battleby Conference Centre

Women in Agriculture holds successful spring event

Published: Tuesday, 15th May 2018 in About SRUC news

The Chair of Women in Agriculture has hailed the group’s “fantastic” spring event in Perthshire last Friday (11 May).

Free guide to organic fertilisers now available

Biosolid advice

Published: Monday, 14th May 2018 in SAC Consulting news

The advantages of using organic fertilisers are highlighted in a free online resource for Scottish farmers.

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Real fillip for Science for Life Lecture

Published: Wednesday, 9th May 2018 in Research news

A world-renowned professor of agricultural research will discuss the changing global landscape of agriculture at the upcoming Science for Life Lecture, given as part of the SEFARI PhD competition.

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Fresh Ayr

Published: Monday, 7th May 2018 in SAC Consulting news

Farming For a Better Climate showcased at County Show.

Mike Clark, SRUC Greenkeeping lecturer and James Macbeath, Course Manager at Brora Golf Links are pictured with Alistair Morrison.

Greenkeeper par excellence

Published: Tuesday, 1st May 2018 in Elmwood Golf news

Alistair Morrison, Head Greenkeeper of Durness Golf Club in Caithness, recently won the BIGGA Young Greenkeeper of the Year Award 2018, which recognises up-and-coming talent in the golf industry.

Jennifer Carfrae with Iceland delegates Iris Thorarinsdottir, left, and Amundi Brynjolfsson

Let the drain take the strain

Published: Tuesday, 1st May 2018 in International Connections news

Scottish drainage expertise will help the capital of Iceland to cope with warmer and wetter winters in the future. 

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Waste not

Published: Monday, 30th April 2018 in Research news

Scottish farmers are being encouraged to work closely with retailers to accurately record food waste and help ensure that more fruit and vegetables make their way along the supply chain.

Queen’s Anniversary Prize reception

Queen’s Anniversary Prize reception

Published: Wednesday, 25th April 2018 in Research news

SRUC scientists, whose world-leading research has spanned nearly half a century of study into the Langhill dairy herd, were among guests at a reception to celebrate our Queen's Anniversary Prize.

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Save your energy

Published: Wednesday, 25th April 2018 in SAC Consulting news

Electricity storage systems on farms could play a major role in the next step of the “energy revolution”.

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Rural women encouraged to ‘realise ambitions’

Published: Tuesday, 24th April 2018 in About SRUC news

Women working in Scotland’s rural sector will be encouraged to “identify their potential and realise their ambitions” in Perthshire next month.

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The genomes are out of the bottle

Published: Tuesday, 24th April 2018 in Veterinary Services news

World-leading livestock scientists from Scotland’s Rural College are set to give vets the lowdown on genomics to give them the knowledge that farmers need to optimise their breeding decisions.

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