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News published May 2017

Elmwood open day

Elmwood welcomed record numbers and temperatures at their open day

Published on Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

SRUC Elmwood Campus in Cupar opened its doors again to the local community at their annual free family fun day on Sunday 14 May.

Student looking at potatoes

Rogues wanted! – lucrative course for disease police for a vital Scottish industry

Published on Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

The health and reputation of a Scottish industry worth around £100 million a year depends on the work of “tattie roguers” - and it needs more of the potato disease police.

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New research shows Scottish public supports investments to restore peatlands

Published on Tuesday, 23rd May 2017

New research has found that the general public is supportive of ambitious plans by the Scottish Government to restore Scotland’s peatlands - which benefits water quality, wildlife and carbon storage.

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Encouraging levels of input to SRUC strategy discussions

Published on Wednesday, 17th May 2017

Principal and Chief Executive of SRUC Professor Wayne Powell has expressed his thanks to the many individuals and groups who have given their views about SRUC’s new strategy over the last month.

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Gardening Scotland set for murder mystery SRUC show garden

Published on Wednesday, 17th May 2017

Garden Design students from the Edinburgh campus of SRUC visited Scottish Opera to find costumes for their mysterious “murder garden” which will be on display at Gardening Scotland.

Csaba with a cow

SAC Consulting strengthens commitment to dairy sector with new Senior Consultant

Published on Wednesday, 17th May 2017

SAC Consulting has strengthened its commitment to the dairy sector by appointing Csaba Adamik as Senior Dairy Consultant bringing with him a wealth of experience in the Scottish dairy industry.

Vicki Munro

Elmwood chef chief hopes to cook up award win

Published on Wednesday, 17th May 2017

SRUC’s Vicki Munro - one of Fife’s leading figures in hospitality education - has reached the final stages of a prestigious national competition.

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SRUC community gardening project stars on Beechgrove Garden

Published on Wednesday, 17th May 2017

Oatridge lecturers are the focus of two episodes of the popular Beechgrove Garden TV shows as they teach children with Additional Support Needs how to grow their own food.

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New European Twinning project led by SRUC consultant

Published on Wednesday, 17th May 2017

A new European Twinning project which focuses on plant protection products in Serbia is being managed by an agricultural consultant from SAC Consulting.

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Researchers working on pollinators project to boost sustainability

Published on Wednesday, 17th May 2017

SRUC researchers are working with the Lothians Monitor Farm on a three year research project which aims to increase the number of pollinators on farm.

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