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Soil
Getting to the Root of It by Malcolm Smith

In a study published in 2014, Dr Jill Edmondson and colleagues at Sheffield University found that soils under Britain’s garden allotments were significantly healthier than soils which are intensively farmed.

Getting to the Root of It by Malcolm Smith

In a study published in 2014, Dr Jill Edmondson and colleagues at Sheffield University found that soils under Britain’s garden allotments were significantly healthier than soils which are intensively farmed.

Sky view of tress
Boel Hammarstrand

In early September, the small Warwickshire village of Monks Kirkby became host to an energetic group of female arborists. The Female Climbing Weekend saw 30 arborists from across the UK congregate in the village to demonstrate their skills in the art of tree climbing.

Boel Hammarstrand

In early September, the small Warwickshire village of Monks Kirkby became host to an energetic group of female arborists. The Female Climbing Weekend saw 30 arborists from across the UK congregate in the village to demonstrate their skills in the art of tree climbing.

Think like a rat
Think Like a Rat... by Richard Strand

Rats and mice: Two species linked together, at least verbally, almost as intimately as ‘toast and butter’ or ‘cup and saucer’. Rats and mice, in their behaviour, are as different as ‘chalk and cheese’.

Think Like a Rat... by Richard Strand

Rats and mice: Two species linked together, at least verbally, almost as intimately as ‘toast and butter’ or ‘cup and saucer’. Rats and mice, in their behaviour, are as different as ‘chalk and cheese’.

Bluebells
In the Spotlight…Lizzy Marsh

Lizzy Marsh is just starting her career within the forestry and arboriculture industry and aspires to qualify as a Lantra Awards instructor.

In the Spotlight…Lizzy Marsh

Lizzy Marsh is just starting her career within the forestry and arboriculture industry and aspires to qualify as a Lantra Awards instructor.

Dawn in the Dehesa
Dawn in the Dehesa by Malcolm Smith

This dehesa landscape is far from natural. Man-made when the forests were thinned centuries back to leave the best trees and provide shade from the summer sun, it remains a living landscape worked by farmers.

Dawn in the Dehesa by Malcolm Smith

This dehesa landscape is far from natural. Man-made when the forests were thinned centuries back to leave the best trees and provide shade from the summer sun, it remains a living landscape worked by farmers.

Sheep on a farm
Ploughing a New Furrow by Dr Malcolm Smith

Brexit heralds enormous change for farmers; a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a new farming policy, one that begins to repair the enormous damage that CAP-funded farming has done to wildlife across Britain.

Ploughing a New Furrow by Dr Malcolm Smith

Brexit heralds enormous change for farmers; a once in a lifetime opportunity to create a new farming policy, one that begins to repair the enormous damage that CAP-funded farming has done to wildlife across Britain.

chainsaw in action
Chainsaw Training – What You Need to Know

Most farms possess a chainsaw, which can be used for cutting firewood, topping fence posts, thinning coppices and felling large trees. No forestry machinery, particularly the farm chainsaw, should be used without adequate training, an understanding of the risks involved, the correct protective clothing and proper communication arrangements.

Chainsaw Training – What You Need to Know

Most farms possess a chainsaw, which can be used for cutting firewood, topping fence posts, thinning coppices and felling large trees. No forestry machinery, particularly the farm chainsaw, should be used without adequate training, an understanding of the risks involved, the correct protective clothing and proper communication arrangements.

Sunset through the Trees
Andrew Murray - Short Course Manager

Andrew Murray’s career in agriculture began back in 2001 when he enrolled at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) in Northern Ireland and undertook an HND in Agriculture with Mechanisation.

Andrew Murray - Short Course Manager

Andrew Murray’s career in agriculture began back in 2001 when he enrolled at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) in Northern Ireland and undertook an HND in Agriculture with Mechanisation.

Bridge
An interview with Peter Hemsley

Peter has recently qualified as the first senior bridge inspector under the new Bridge Inspector Scheme, read all about Peter’s experience from registering to achieving certification.

An interview with Peter Hemsley

Peter has recently qualified as the first senior bridge inspector under the new Bridge Inspector Scheme, read all about Peter’s experience from registering to achieving certification.