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Grandfather Rights
29th October 2015

A current exemption in UK law, commonly known as ‘grandfather rights’ currently allows anyone born before 31st December 1964 to use plant protection products (PPP’s) authorised for professional use on their own or their employer’s land without having to hold a certificate of competence, although they should still be suitably trained and competent for the job.


Typical dairy unit in Kiambu, Kenya
26th October 2015

During the summer holidays, I was fortunate enough to spend six weeks in Nairobi working on a Comic-Relief funded project that the RBS is involved in. The project is called...

rural busiiness school course leads to employment
22nd September 2015

A course run by Duchy College’s Rural...

Farm Manure Management Application
21st September 2015

Creators of the Farm Manure Management...

15th September 2015

The Rural Business School was pleased to be a featured guest on the latest edition of Pirate 2’s ‘The Farming Show’ on Sunday 13th September.

Pirate 2...

Farm experts at Duchy College
21st August 2015

Duchy College Stoke Climsland has played host to some...

award for Duchy College student
23rd July 2015

A horticultural student from Duchy College...

Succession planning for farmers
12th June 2015

Leading rural insurer NFU Mutual has joined forces with Cornwall’s Rural Business School in an initiative to help farmers make effective succession plans.

The joint initiative will involve...

crop management
5th June 2015

Hot on the heels of Cereals 2015, HGCA is putting on a Variety Open Day in Cornwall, in partnership with Duchy College.

Visitors will have the chance to speak with our...

Strengthening the rural economy
27th May 2015

The official launch of the partnership...