Nafferton hosts Northern Soils Network summer meeting

More than 20 people attended the summer event of the British Society of Soil Science Northern Soils Network, hosted by the Nafferton Ecological Farming Group on 26 June 2013.   Those...

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Bees affected by Neonicotinoid chemicals

Newcastle University Researcher, Dr Sally Williamson was interviewed on Radio 4’s Gardeners Question Time last week, as DEFRA decides whether to vote for or against a European-wide ban of this family...

Postgraduates For Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Newcastle University is managing a new placement scheme for postgraduate students in science, technology, engineering and agriculture. Due to their ERDF funding they are able to subsidise placements for masters...

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New video available on TILMAN-ORG results

Researchers from the Nafferton Ecological Farming Group attended the annual meeting of the TILMAN-ORG project at Aston University in Birmingham on January 21 and 22. After the project meeting they...

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Organic Farms Have Better Soil

The Centre for Ecology and Hydrology looked at microscopic fungi in the soil that helps plants grow. The study of nine farms in England, published in the journal Environmental Microbiology,...

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Results of Nafferton soil microbial population study published in PLoS ONE

The results of a three year study into the effects of organic and conventional farming practices on soil microbial diversity have been published by NEFG scientists.   Former PhD student Caroline...

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National Soil Symposium Report 2012

The two day technical event was organised by Soil Association and dedicated to informing and inspiring farmers and growers on the latest thinking and developments in relation to soil management....

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New study on Long term toxicity of a Roundup herbicide

A group of French and Italian researchers from the Universities of Caen and Verona recently published results from a long-term rat feeding experiment in the scientific journal “Food and Chemical...

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Research findings from NEFG are published in the Molecular Breeding journal

The major findings show that a combination of earlier yield production and more active nutrient remobilisation at an early stage enabled crop-plants to cope with the below-optimum nutrient availability typical...

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