Survey on methane-inhibiting feedstuffs for ruminants
Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is conducting research on behalf of Defra in regard to methane-inhibiting feedstuffs for ruminants.
SRUC are doing research interviews to hear what farmers think about using such feedstuffs in practice. These feedstuffs are being considered as a way of reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the livestock sector and to help achieve the UK net-zero targets by 2050.
Participation is open to all farmers of ruminants including sheep, beef, dairy and goats. To register your interest to participate in an interview and to this research, please visit: http://bit.ly/methanefeedstuffs
Complete this survey on the use of soil for sustainable agriculture
Ms Mary Eliza, a PhD student at the Department of Animal and Plant Sciences of Sheffield University is conducting a survey as part of her project entitled ‘Utilising the soil microbiome for sustainable agriculture in the UK.’
The purpose of the study is to develop an understanding of the perception and experiences about the soil microbiome, rhizobial inoculants and related practices of people involved in growing food in the UK.
Those involved in farming and related activities are asked to complete the short survey here.
One lucky participant will also win a £150 voucher after the survey closes in October.
Further information about the project can be found here.
Contribute to research on the acute decline in oak trees
Forest managers and others are invited to share their knowledge and expertise to contribute to research aiming to discover how declining health is affecting trees across the UK and to find possible new treatments.
The survey, being led by the Sylva Foundation and Bangor University as part of the Future Oak research project, is investigating Acute Oak Decline (AOD) in the UK due to increased pressure from pests, pathogens and changes to the landscape and climate.
Understanding the perspectives of forest managers and farmers will be critical to future solutions to such tree health problems.
The survey can be accessed here and closes on 11th July 2021.