Hartpury College

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Animal and Land 05Jun 2014

Students sort the wheat from the chaff

Students sort the wheat from the chaff

Hartpury Agriculture students were given an in-depth insight into crop production and soil management when top agronomist, Andrew Goodinson, from crop specialists Hutchinsons came in to take them on a crop walk.

Andrew has a particular interest in soil productivity – making more food on the same amount of soil – and agronomists also work to improve the quality of seed and the nutritional value of crops.

Janatha Stout, Head of Agriculture at Hartpury, said: “We looked at one of Hartpury College’s wheat fields and students had the chance to ask questions about diseases, crop nutrition and use of fertilisers.
“Introducing these concepts to students means that we are helping to push forward food productivity for the next generation.”

09 Dec 2016 Animal and Land

Hearths of Hartpury villagers will keep burning bright thanks to student firewood delivery

Hartpury students put their wood-chopping skills to good use and delivered dozens of bags of firewood to the Hartpury village community in time for Christmas.

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09 Dec 2016 Animal and Land

Creature comforts just in time for Christmas!

Everyone spruces up their home ready to welcome Christmas guests and now some of Hartpury’s animal residents have received the gift of a festive makeover!

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08 Dec 2016 Animal and Land

Hartpury’s unique deer herd sees students get hands on with Rudolph and company!

Most of Hartpury’s agriculture students are used to handling lambs and calves but a new initiative at the college – the only one of its kind in the country – is seeing them get hands on with a herd of deer, with Rudolph leading the way!

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06 Dec 2016 Animal and Land

Hartpury’s farming entrepreneurs banking on budding business ideas

Our third year agriculture students got the opportunity to expand their entrepreneurial experience when advisors from NatWest visited Hartpury. 

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