Agriculture

The world of tea – from bush to bag!

“Tea lover and PhD student Siobhan Gardiner shares thoughts on an IFST technical visit she organised for members in March 2017.” Last month, agrifood scientists and the Institute of Food Science & Technology were brought together by a love of tea….
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Sun, sea and sustainable technologies

“PhD student Siobhan Gardiner comments on her recent visit to Monaco as a speaker at CleanEquity 2017″   For the last three years, Cranfield University has sponsored CleanEquity – a private conference, which features up to 30 of the world’s…
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Cranfield University’s Festival of Flight

In this blog post, Cranfield University PhD student Tom Storr reflects on the work he and fellow soils colleagues did at the recent Festival of Flight at Cranfield University. On the 17th September 2016, Cranfield University hosted a research exploratorium…
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The Accidental Soil Scientist!

“The next post in our ‘Your Career in Soil Or Plant Sciences’ segment comes from The James Hutton Institute’s Matt Aitkenhead who talks, humorously, about the many obstacles he had to work around to become successful in his field of…
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Erosion in Maize

Grower’s responses to erosion in Maize The River Lugg Catchment is currently failing its water quality targets due to sediment and phosphorus arising from soil erosion, mainly under Maize cropping. Two Cranfield PhD projects are looking at different components of…
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A catch up from the North!

Its been a while since I last blogged for The Dirt Doctors! Therefore, I thought that I’d give you an update as to what’s been happening in my PhD world. Firstly, I can’t believe that 10 months has passed since I…
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ISPMF 2015 – Shanghai Knights!

I was very grateful to receive an MSB Early-Career Researcher grant in April 2015 from the Society of Biology, which supported my attendance to the International Symposium on Phytochemicals in Medicine & Food (ISPMF2015, Shanghai – CHINA). The event took…
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Guest Blog: Soil is Life!

This week we have a guest blogger! Clare Humphries, who has been an avid supporter of our blog since its pre-conception, and is the Agrifood Information Specialist at Cranfield University, offers us an insight into her day at Rothamsted’s latest public engagement day, Soil…
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