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CPPS lecture by Professor Daniel Zamir (Hebrew University of Jerusalem) Is there a limit to tomato yield? 17 Feb 2011, 16:00-17:00 at the Dept of Plant Sciences, Cambridge CB2 3EA, followed by networking;
Training Event: Growing Quality Ware Potatoes: 24 Feb 2011, 09:00-16:00 in Attleborough;
Conference: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture: 28 Feb-1 March 2011, at the Royal Society
Funding Opportunities -
Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust (NFST) Award to explore 'Life after manufactured fertiliser', deadline 18 March 2011;
TSB Sustainable Agriculture Call: deadline 11 May 2011
Jobs - ADAS Graduate Scheme; deadline 9am on 25 Feb 2011
Next CPPS Lecture
Speaker: Professor Daniel Zamir, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Title: Is there a limit to tomato yield?
Date: 17 Feb 2010, 16:00-17:00 (followed by wine & nibbles)
Venue: Dept of Plant Sciences (Large Lecture Theatre), Cambridge CB2 3EA
The lecture will be followed by networking over wine and nibbles; an excellent opportunity to connect with the speaker and other members from industry and academia! All welcome, no registration is necessary.
Abstract available here
Growing Quality Ware Potatoes
A seminar from the Training Association
Date: 24 Feb 2011, 09:00-16:00
Venue: Breckland Lodge, Attleborough, Norfolk
BASIS CPD points have been applied for
This seminar will deal with the blemishes and rots and what can go wrong with potato tubers destined for high quality outlets. It is aimed at practical potato growers and their advisors, as well as others who in their daily work deal with high value potato crops. Participants will be encouraged to contribute from their own experience in dialogue and discussion in order to acquire a better understanding of the reasons behind disease management strategies.
Cost: £50 (+ VAT)
For information about the course, and to obtain a booking form, contact Paul at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01223 212496 or 07834 355899 or visit www.gansplanthealth.com.
Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Agriculture
Date: 28 Feb-1 March 2011
Venue: The Royal Society
Delivering the increases in food production required from a growing population, while reducing agricultural emissions and adapting to climate change, presents a unique scientific challenge, which this discussion meeting at The Royal Society proposes to explore. For information on how to register, see http://www2.royalsociety.org/events/forms/1111.htm.
Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust
Opportunity to study 'Life after manufactured fertiliser' - Applications Open: The Nuffield Farming Scholarships Trust (NFST) is pleased to announce a special award offering leading industry individuals the chance to explore 'Life after manufactured fertiliser'. This special award is open to UK residents working in the fields of food, farming or forestry and there is no age limit. The closing date for applications is 18 March 2011, to be followed by interviews for shortlisted candidates on 7 April 2011. Read more….
TSB Sustainable Agriculture Call
Details are now out for the TSB Sustainable Agriculture Call:. Opens: 4 April 2011. Closes: 11 May 2011
The call has two interrelated core themes:
* Increasing domestic supply of sustainably produced vegetable protein for farmed animals (including land and marine based aquaculture)
* Increasing production efficiency and sustainability of domestically supplied animal and fish protein for food, and reducing waste in the food chain to the point of retail sale.
The projects should be business-led and seek to develop new products or processes. Most of the funding is expected to be allocated to proposals in the applied R&D (attracting up to 50% funding) or experimental development (up to 25% funding) categories.
ADAS is looking to recruit further new graduates this year; sectors include pest / weed / disease management, sustainability and soil science. Eight candidates were appointed last year through this process and a many more though other routes. Details and the application form can be found here.
The closing date for applications is 9am on 25 Feb 2011. You can email your application to Graduate.email@example.com or post hardcopies of the completed form to Lisa Hallington, ADAS Gleadthorpe, Netherfield Lane, Meden Vale, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG20 9PF.
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