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RDPE survey
29th October 2014

Defra have engaged EKOS Ltd to undertake an independent assessment of RDPE 2007-2013.

Under European Law, Defra is required to carry out a thorough evaluation of the RDPE funding, with particular focus on RDPE funded training. Your participation in this process is essential, as it is not possible for us to carry out a full evaluation of the programme without...

15th October 2014

Duchy College has successfully bid for £50,000 in funding from the Prince’s Countryside Trust. The money will be used to fund the Nurturing Excellence Project which aims to help young...

Farm Crap App award
14th October 2014

The Farm Crap App, an app developed by the SWARM Knowledge Hub and Rothamsted Research North Wyke, has won the Innovation Award at the Soil Association annual conference.

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14th October 2014

A current exemption in UK law, commonly known as ‘grandfather rights’, allows anyone born before 31th December 1964, to use plant protection products (PPPs) authorised for professional use...

10th October 2014

Visitors to HGCA’s open day at Duchy College, Stoke Climsland, got a vivid reminder about the value of varietal resistance when dealing with crop diseases.

As is typical...

9th October 2014

There is ever increasing rumour of huge rents being paid for new Farm Business Tenancies (FBTs) that come on the market. As a researcher for the RBS Farm Business Survey (FBS) team, I set...

SWARM app
6th October 2014

A new mobile app, designed to help farmers and growers value the nutrients found in manures, has been nominated for an award with the Soil Association. 

The Farm...