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Courses in Agriculture, Horticulture and Food: Prospectus 2008

A career in agriculture, horticulture or forestry can be very rewarding and fulfilling. You will have an opportunity to develop a lifestyle which competes very favourably with other professionals, particularly with regard to quality of life and job satisfaction! All of our courses have been reviewed to meet your changing needs in terms of knowledge, skills and competence. You can now complete your training in one of our eight colleges, at a local training centre or on line through our new eCollege facility. This flexibility allows some students to pursue an off-farm job or an apprenticeship while completing our training programme.

01 January 2007
Type
Magazine
86 Pages
1,778KB
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Spring Oilseed Rape

The use of oilseed rape for biofuels has resulted in a renewed interest in spring oilseed rape. Spring oilseed rape is a useful break crop but rising cereal prices have made it less attractive to growers.

01 January 2007
Type
Factsheet
2 Pages
355KB
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Winter Oilseed Rape

There is increased interest in growing winter oilseed rape (OSR) because of improved market outlets such as biofuels and improved disease resistance, straw characteristics and yields.

01 January 2007
Type
Factsheet
2 Pages
416KB
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Statement of Strategy 2005-2007

To provide an independent and authoritive research knowledge base, technology transfer and training services for the sustainable development of agriculture and the food processing industry to enable it to respond profitably to consumer demands and requirements and contribute to a vibrant rural economy and society.

01 January 2007
Type
Report
48 Pages
276KB
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Manure processing

North Carolina (NC) is well ahead of Ireland in evaluating manure processing technology and the picture so far is far from positive. With a breeding herd of over one million sows, it is the second biggest pig production state in the U.S., producing an estimated 17 million m3 (3.74 billion gallons) of pig manure annually.

19 November 2006
Type
Media Article
6 Pages
64KB