This week, students in their second year on the BSc (Hons) and FdSc Ecology and Conservation degree course visited Northbrook Farm in Micheldever to look at cover crop trial plots. They were hosted by Tim Clarke from the Campaign For The Farmed Environment and FWAG.
The trials are investigating the effects of cover crops on nutrient retention and soil structure, and learning how they have an important role in the health of soils.
In other news, students on our Ecology, Conservation and Game Management courses have been taking part in the Big Farmland Bird Count 2015 organised by the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. They have carried out surveys on the College farm and other local farms, recording over 40 different species of bird including goldcrest, field fare and kestrel.