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Steve Hoad at 2015 SRUC-HGCA Roadshow

SRUC Expert Stresses Attention to Every Detail as Recommended Cereal List Introduced

Published: Wednesday, 28th January 2015

Introducing SRUC’s latest list of recommended cereal varieties Dr Steve Hoad of SRUC’s Crop and Soil Systems group stressed the need for growers to make decisions based on good intelligence.

Carfraemill SRUC-HGCA cereal event

Farmer Speakers a Hit at SRUC/HGCA Agronomy Events for Cereal Growers

Published: Wednesday, 28th January 2015

Innovative farmers explaining their ideas proved a highlight during recent cereal grower events organised Scotland’s Rural College and sector levy body HGCA.

Ramularia

New Finding in Fight Against Ramularia Leaf Spot

Published: Tuesday, 29th July 2014

Researchers at the John Innes Centre and SRUC have found that barley plants which are tolerant to drought also have improved resistance to Ramularia leaf spot.

Crop trials

Open Day at Scotland’s Oldest Crop Rotation Trial in Aberdeen

Published: Wednesday, 25th June 2014

Trial plots on the Aberdeen Campus of Scotland’s Rural College have been providing important information for farmers, growers and researchers since 1922.

Peacock butterfly

Solving the Pollination Problem

Published: Tuesday, 6th May 2014

A researcher from Scotland’s Rural College has embarked on a long-term study which aims to increase insect pollinators in commercial orchards.

Tractor grass cutting

SRUC Fields Strong Team at GrassTech

Published: Tuesday, 6th May 2014

SRUC researchers and lecturers will join colleagues from SAC Consulting at GrassTech, the specialist grassland event held near Elgin by the Royal Northern Agricultural Society, on Tuesday 27 May.

Grain skinning

Dr Steve Hoad Speaks at Inverness Event on Malting Barley

Published: Wednesday, 26th February 2014

SRUC Crop Science Team Leader Dr Steve Hoad gave a technical presentation on grain skinning during this year’s Maltsters Association of Great Britain event in Inverness on 13 February.

SRUC Crop trials

SRUC Announces Latest List of Recommended Cereal Varieties

Published: Wednesday, 22nd January 2014

The latest recommendations on cereal varieties are now available to growers on the Scotland’s Rural College website.

Julian Bell - HGCA/SRUC Agronomy Workshop 2014

Workshop Series for Arable Farmers Begins in the Borders

Published: Wednesday, 15th January 2014

Farmers attending the first of the series of SRUC-HGCA agronomy workshops went home with a lot to think about.

Grain skinning

Maree Impresses at BBSRC Crop Club

Published: Wednesday, 15th January 2014

Dr Maree Brennan, a Crop and Soils researcher with Scotland’s Rural College, played a prominent part at the recent meeting of the Crop Improvement Research Club (CIRC) in Edinburgh.

Resilient Soils on the Agenda for Scottish Cereal Growers Workshops run by HGCA/SRUC

Published: Tuesday, 17th December 2013

The importance of good soil health and structure will be a key discussion point during the cereal growers workshops planned for the New Year.

New Research to Shed Light on Light Leaf Spot

Published: Tuesday, 17th December 2013

New research at Scotland’s Rural College is seeking to discover better ways to predict an outbreak of light leaf spot in oilseed rape crops.

Cereals in Practice 2013

Cereals in Practice a Sodden Success

Published: Wednesday, 3rd July 2013

Persistent rain didn’t deter about one hundred hardy souls gathering for this year’s Cereals in Practice event, but farmers will be hoping to see a lot more sunshine this month.

Farmers visiting cereal trials site near Duns

Getting to Know SRUC: The Crop Protection Team

Published: Wednesday, 22nd May 2013

SRUC’s Crop Protection team is part of the Crop and Soil Systems Research Group.

Grain skinning

Research into Grain Skinning will Identify Resistant Varieties

Published: Wednesday, 20th March 2013

SRUC has just embarked on a new research project looking into grain skinning. Grain skinning is a physical defect in barley; the husk that coats the barley grain becomes weak and then detaches.

Fusarium on Spring Barley

SRUC Experts Warn Farmers of High Disease Risk to Spring Barley

Published: Wednesday, 13th March 2013

Plant pathologists from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are warning Scottish farmers that there is an almost unprecedented disease risk to spring barley this year after the heavy rains last season.

SACAPP conference

Packed Perth Potato Conference

Published: Wednesday, 6th February 2013

It was a tight squeeze at the recent Association of Potato Producers Conference, organised by SAC Consulting on Perth racecourse.

SRUC HGCA 2013

Harvest Difficulties Drive Full Attendance to HGCA/SRUC Events

Published: Wednesday, 23rd January 2013

There was a strong demand for places at the recent series of cereal famer workshops, organised by HGCA and SRUC.

Making Plans in Difficult Times – Advice for Tayside, Fife & Angus Cereal Growers at HGCA/SRUC Winter Event, Perth

Published: Monday, 17th December 2012

A meeting is planned for Perth Racecourse on January 10th to help arable farmers from Tayside, Fife and Angus plan their cereal crops for the coming year.

Making Plans in Difficult Times – Advice for Northern Cereal Growers at HGCA/SRUC Winter Event, Thainstone

Published: Monday, 17th December 2012

A meeting is planned for Inverurie on January 15th to help northern arable farmers plan their cereal crops for the coming year.

Making Plans in Difficult Times – Advice for Borders’ Cereal Growers at HGCA/SRUC Winter Event, Carfraemill

Published: Monday, 17th December 2012

A meeting is planned for Carfraemill on January 9th to help Borders’ arable farmers plan their cereal crops for the coming year.

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