Open Farm Sunday at Tangmere - Thank you to all our visitors!

Open Farm Sunday at Tangmere - Thank you to all our visitors!

This year, Tangmere opened its gates for the third time and welcomed 1,515 visitors for a glorious sun-filled Open Farm Sunday. We had a fantastic 23% increase in visitors compared to our second year of opening in 2016. The feedback from visitors was wonderfully positive. Mark Knight, Tangmere Crops Manager said: “We were delighted to see people of all ages, interested in visiting… leer más

Categories: Noticias Generales

Tangmere supports Thriving Through Venture community project

Tangmere supports Thriving Through Venture community project

The visit is part of the ‘Thriving Through Venture’ volunteer programme which involves 16 to 18 year olds in Wiltshire and Swindon. The programme will teach these young volunteers how to work together as a team in their local communities, and also with fellow young people in the community of Gunjur, The Gambia, building on the long relationship that the town of Marlborough, Wiltshire has… leer más

Categories: Education, Noticias Generales

Students explore the science of horticulture

Students explore the science of horticulture

This spring term, we hosted 23 A-level students from St Philip Howard School. The aim of these visits is to help illustrate key topics such as Photosynthesis and Integrated Pest Control Systems within the glasshouse environment. The  students also have a chance to see the onsite electricity generating station - an efficient farming system that uses the waste heat and carbon dioxide… leer más

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Environment Agency Trainees at Tangmere

Environment Agency Trainees at Tangmere

The visit was planned following a request from Technical Officer, Kathy Howard, who wanted to offer a view of water use and efficiency on a large scale. Listening to a presentation by Crops Manager, Mark Knight, the trainees learnt more about how effective water management reduces the amount of water and fertiliser needed to grow the peppers and have a positive impact on the environment. Inside the… leer más

Categories: Ambiente, Noticias Generales

Student project looks at robotics in peppers

Student project looks at robotics in peppers

Chris, who studies MEng Agricultural Engineering, hopes he’ll be able to engineer solutions, which will make plant husbandry more productive and efficient in a commercial situation. On a tour around one of Tangmere’s glasshouses, Mark Knight, Technical Crops Manager, shared with Chris how the team support and steer the growth of some 300,000 plants to promote ‘generative’… leer más

Categories: Education, Noticias Generales

News from the nursery

News from the nursery

In the glasshouses, row upon row of flowering green plants stretch as far as the eye can see, a sign that winter’s coming to an end and spring is just around the corner. At Tangmere, 75 acres are devoted to peppers – the equivalent of 60 football pitches.  Tender loving care Over 65 million sweet peppers grow on the nursery every year. A tremendous amount of passion and effort… leer más

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