Duchy degree students impress with their farm tenancy applications to the Duchy of Cornwall

Second year students on our FdSc (Hons) Agriculture course have recently completed their interviews with the Duchy of Cornwall’s Land Stewards. The Stewards scrutinised the viability of the farming systems proposed by the students, following the submission of tenancy applications for Carglonnon Farm on the Duchy of Cornwall’s Duloe estate, near Liskeard. Students had the…

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Agri-Tech Cornwall Young Innovators Forum

The Duchy Discussion Group recently welcomed Becky Willson to talk about Soils, Carbon and Climate. Increased focus on reducing emissions within agriculture has created a lot of negativity towards the sector, at a time where the industry is already volatile and has become susceptible to a lot of bad publicity. Becky is Research Leader for…

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Promoting farm safety to young farmers

In a bid to help tackle the number of accidents that take place on farms, agricultural colleges in the region are continuing to highlight the issue among students. The number of fatal accidents on farms is refusing to drop, with 158 people killed in the last five years, according to the Health and Safety Executive….

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New agricultural management apprenticeship for Devon

The first evidence of a non-human species cultivating ornamental plants has been discovered in Australia. Male bowerbirds, known for building elaborate bowers to attract females, propagate bushes that provide a nearby supply of decorative fruit.