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News published May 2018

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Welcoming the finest maltsters

Published on Tuesday, 22nd May 2018

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 on Tuesday, 22nd May 2018

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 on Friday, 18th May 2018

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 on Thursday, 17th May 2018

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 on Wednesday, 16th May 2018

With the planet abuzz with activity for the recent World Bee Day, 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 on Tuesday, 15th May 2018

The Chair of Women in Agriculture has hailed the group’s “fantastic” spring event in Perthshire.

Free guide to organic fertilisers now available

Biosolid advice

Published on Monday, 14th May 2018

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

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