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Agriculture

Taking a holistic approach to farming

Agroecological practices can help farmers meet policy targets relating to climate change, biodiversity and food production, a new study has found.…

  • SRUC
  • 05/04/2022
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New survey to highlight farmer and crofter wellbeing

SRUC is among a group of partners to launch a survey to better understand the needs and concerns of Scotland’s farmers and crofters, with the view of introducing a new wellbeing programme in 2022-23.…

  • SRUC
  • 04/04/2022
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Down-to-earth approach to soil management

A study led by researchers from SRUC has found surface runoff and erosion are the principle sources of phosphorus loss in arable soils.…

  • SRUC
  • 31/03/2022
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Project to reproduce sociable pigs

An innovative project will look at whether the social competence of pigs – and in turn their welfare – can be improved through management and breeding.…

  • SRUC
  • 29/03/2022
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Milking the environmental benefits of private investment

A £1.5 million project led by SRUC has found private investment in ecosystem services has the potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from dairy farms.…

  • SRUC
  • 10/02/2022
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Diversification award goes to Newton Farm

A farm which offers visitors the chance to walk alpacas, feed the animals and groom a highland cow has received a new diversification award.…

  • SRUC
  • 09/02/2022
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Boost for bid to save rare Lop pig breed

The findings of a unique genomic study involving SRUC pave the way for action to save the rare native Lop pig breed.…

  • SRUC
  • 20/01/2022
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Potato conference signposts new direction for industry

Potato experts from across the UK and USA will provide Scotland’s growers with valuable advice on how to tackle topical issues such as climate change and labour shortages. …

  • SRUC
  • 18/01/2022
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SRUC projects will help farmers tackle climate change

Researchers at SRUC have been awarded nearly £95,000 to help UK farming transition to net zero and become more sustainable.…

  • SRUC
  • 17/01/2022
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New year, new attitude to farm and croft safety

At the start of the new year, farmers and crofters are being encouraged to look at the measures in place to ensure children’s safety on farm.…

  • SRUC
  • 04/01/2022
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Ecological practices offer financial benefits for farmers

Farmers could increase their profits by 7 per cent by adopting some ecological management practices – and help achieve sustainable and greener goals for agriculture, new research has found.…

  • SRUC
  • 21/12/2021
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Call for participation in ground-breaking land sales report

A major report has been commissioned to understand more about the nature and value of rural land sales in Scotland. …

  • SRUC
  • 16/12/2021
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