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Soil monitoring – middens and earthworms

Soil monitoring – middens and earthworms

Farmers are being asked to check for middens – tennis ball-sized plugs constructed by earthworms – when monitoring their soils....

July 27, 2022

Consumer side of UK-wide beef research project begins at Balmoral

Consumer side of UK-wide beef research project begins at Balmoral

Scientists from Scotland have begun a UK-wide beef research project testing which production methods make the best steak at this...

September 24, 2021

£21 million digital dairy project to create 600 jobs

£21 million digital dairy project to create 600 jobs

A digital dairy project aiming to create 600 new jobs in south-west Scotland and Cumbria has been awarded more than...

July 23, 2021

NFU Scotland hosts webinar on the future of the Craibstone campus

NFU Scotland hosts webinar on the future of the Craibstone campus

Considerable interest in Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) plans for the future of the Craibstone campus saw almost 90 people participate...

January 15, 2021

Scots project gets funding to develop digital dairy tracing

Scots project gets funding to develop digital dairy tracing

A digital dairy project led by Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has been awarded £50,000 in seed-corn funding by UK Research...

August 15, 2020

Scotland’s ‘natural economy’ valued at over £29 billion a year

Scotland’s ‘natural economy’ valued at over £29 billion a year

A new report has defined and detailed for the first time the value of the ‘natural economy’ to Scotland’s overall...

July 25, 2020

Researchers say technology to analyse chicks’ chirps could improve welfare

Researchers say technology to analyse chicks’ chirps could improve welfare

Listening to the sounds made by chicks could help identify welfare problems at an early stage, according to new research...

June 28, 2020

Scots Brexit survey finds ‘3 main types of farmer’

Scots Brexit survey finds ‘3 main types of farmer’

Around three-quarters of Scottish farmers have a sceptical or pessimistic view of the industry post-Brexit, according to new analysis of a...

June 23, 2020

Virtual meeting offers online tours of innovative canola plots

Virtual meeting offers online tours of innovative canola plots

An online meeting will give an update of an innovative project exploring the possibility of growing organic oilseed rape (canola)...

June 23, 2020

Agricultural colleges to continue online teaching into new academic year

Agricultural colleges to continue online teaching into new academic year

Several agricultural colleges across the UK have announced plans to continue online teaching into the new 2020-2021 academic year. Practical...

June 14, 2020

Scottish agricultural college takes to the skies for virtual farm tour

Scottish agricultural college takes to the skies for virtual farm tour

Coronavirus has forced many to look at things from a new perspective but one UK agricultural college has taken that...

June 10, 2020

SRUC joins global network committed to sustainable global development

SRUC joins global network committed to sustainable global development

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has joined a network of universities across the world committed to sustainable, global development. The college...

June 1, 2020

New soil sequestration tool launched to help farms plan carbon footprint reduction

New soil sequestration tool launched to help farms plan carbon footprint reduction

A carbon footprint tool, which aims to help farmers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions, has been updated to include a...

May 30, 2020

European sheep project asks farmers for their biggest bugbear

European sheep project asks farmers for their biggest bugbear

A European sheep network is calling on farmers and others in the industry to share their challenges and needs in...

May 24, 2020

Agricultural college bedsheets transformed into gowns for NHS frontline

Agricultural college bedsheets transformed into gowns for NHS frontline

A Scottish agricultural college has found a novel way to help the frontline in the Covid-19 pandemic. Bedsheets from Strathfillan...

May 9, 2020

SRUC awarded £36,000 to research Covid-19 in rural Scotland

SRUC awarded £36,000 to research Covid-19 in rural Scotland

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is one of 15 Scottish universities and research institutions contributing to global efforts to combat coronavirus...

May 1, 2020

SRUC makes major donation to food bank charity

SRUC makes major donation to food bank charity

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) has donated a whopping 1.4t donation of chicken to food banks, school breakfast clubs and homeless shelters...

April 20, 2020

Scotland’s Animal Welfare Commission named

Scotland’s Animal Welfare Commission named

An SRUC professor has been appointed chair of Scotland’s first independent Animal Welfare Commission. Prof Cathy Dwyer is joined by...

March 4, 2020