My Nuffield Scholarship Blog

JP1

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I am lucky enough to have been awarded a scholarship to study Companion Cropping and Intercropping in UK arable. I have only just started but over the next couple of years there should be some interesting stuff from around the world. I am a complete blogging novice so be nice!!
https://andyhowardnuffield15.wordpress.com/
Thank you Andy. If you want to scrape the wordpress blog and post them as full text blogs with photos as separate threads for each one, I'd happily promote them on to the News portal here
 

shakerator

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I am lucky enough to have been awarded a scholarship to study Companion Cropping and Intercropping in UK arable. I have only just started but over the next couple of years there should be some interesting stuff from around the world. I am a complete blogging novice so be nice!!
https://andyhowardnuffield15.wordpress.com/

Hi andy . Nice topic!

Where you going to?

Do you plan on visiting any subsistence farming systems where intercropping is used lots or just sticking to commercial combinable systems?
 

Andy Howard

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Hi andy . Nice topic!

Where you going to?

Do you plan on visiting any subsistence farming systems where intercropping is used lots or just sticking to commercial combinable systems?
My plans are still in the embryonic stage at the moment. At the moment I am planning to go to: USA, Canada, Cuba, Brazil, Africa, France, Germany, Denmark, Switzerland. That plan is likely to change dramatically. Yes I am planning to go to Africa to see subsistence farming. Always good to get out of the Western world bubble.
 

BSH

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Really looking forward to reading about your discoveries. This is exactly the topic I would have liked to have done a Nuffield on so will live vicariously through yours. Best of luck.
 

Andy Howard

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Really looking forward to reading about your discoveries. This is exactly the topic I would have liked to have done a Nuffield on so will live vicariously through yours. Best of luck.
What other languages do you speak? I will need a translator sometime! You can carry my bags for me Richard but you will have to pay for it yourself!
 

BSH

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Swahilli any good?? Cant think of any bi cropping in Tanzania, but will keep my ears open! Seriously though, looking forward to your reports. I know that I have seen reference to bi cropping in west africa but cant remember where.
 
No, he died in the seventies. I have got his book but not read it yet. I have a very large pile of reading!!
If anyone has any ideas of places to go and people to see, I am open to suggestions.
Thanks

Masanobu Fukouka died in 2008. But he wouldn't have been a good example to visit but I'm sure the use of clover and rice/wheat may have potential.

I'll have a look through some old books/articles to see if there are some ideas of people to see.

I suppose a look at pasture cropping will come under your remit, North Wyke IGER used to do some bicropping work. I see you've met John Falconbridge - I like his idea but I've been told the problem is marketing the combicrop, which is daft really given its potential but its put me off giving it a go because I couldnt find someone to buy it after.

I'm pretty sure native americans did a lot of beans n corn together but of course both plants looked much different then!
 

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The Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland (HSENI) alongside the Farm Safety Partnership (FSP), has named new farm safety champions and commended the outstanding work on farm safety that has been carried out in the farming community in the last 20 years.

Two of these champions are Malcom Downey, retired principal inspector for the Agri/Food team in HSENI and Harry Sinclair, current chair of the Farm Safety Partnership and former president of the Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU).

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