Top of the Crops: Students compete in food growing challenge

Top of the Crops: Students compete in food growing challenge

The students visited the nursery earlier in the year in order to find out more about the scientific techniques and the challenges involved in growing food crops. Tangmere Airfield Nurseries manager, Mark Knight explains: “The idea for setting up the growing competition is to support the curriculum and help the students to understand the components of good plant growth – sunlight, temperature,… leer más

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Tangmere supports student research in crop protection

Tangmere supports student research in crop protection

Sara King, who studies BSc (Hons) Agriculture with Crop Management at Harper Adams University will be investigating how best to control aphid in food crops. Mark Knight Technical Crops Manager for Tangmere said: “Aphid is a common pest that threatens our pepper crops. We are delighted to support Sara with the plants needed for her research and to improve knowledge of how we respond to pest problems.”… leer más

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Engaging kids with food and farming

Engaging kids with food and farming

Connect with the Countryside is a fun, educational day which offers pupils the opportunity to discover more about where their food comes from, farming, the countryside and the environment. On the day, The South of England Showground is transformed into 4 learning zones, where livestock, farm machinery, wildlife and locally produced food are all on display to be explored and enjoyed. A diverse range… leer más

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Biology field trip at Tangmere

Biology field trip at Tangmere

17 A-level biology students from St Philip Howard School in Barnham, West Sussex recently visited Tangmere Airfield Nurseries to find out more about horticultural ecosystems. The visit was planned following a request from Science Teacher, Neil Mitchell, who wanted to offer his students a view of the scientific techniques and the challenges involved in growing food crops: “With our studies being… leer más

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Supporting education for the ‘next generation’

Supporting education for the ‘next generation’

Since the start of our growing season and the appearance of the first red peppers, Tangmere has been busy engaging with local schools and colleges across the region; helping young people to have a greater understanding about where their food comes from. Our growing experts have hosted some 126 students ranging in age from 5-17yrs, providing ‘hands-on’ tours of the glasshouses to explain… leer más

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We are now a LEAF Demonstration Farm

We are now a LEAF Demonstration Farm

Tangmere Airfield Nurseries has become the latest farm to join LEAF’s nationwide network of Demonstration Farms. It becomes one of over 40 other farms across the country set up to showcase the very best of sustainable farming practices. LEAF (Linking Environment And Farming) Demonstration Farms act as ‘living classrooms’ demonstrating the principles of Integrated Farm Management (IFM)… leer más

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