Northumberland as an Agricultural Hub

Northumberland has very few dairy farmers. The farmers are confined to the south regions of the county, mainly due to the low-lying areas. According to DEFRA, dairy farming in Northumberland has seen a fall and will continue to do so in the future. Prior to the fall in dairy farming, dairy farmers were mostly present…

Farming in Northumberland National Park

Northumberland National Park is known to cover at least a quarter of Northumberland, and the land has a variety of uses. The landscape that is seen in the park today is the result of thousands of years of farming. Around three quarters of the national park is used for farming purposes. This, considering the fact…

Organic Farming – Pros and Cons

What is organic farming? You all might have definitely come across this word in a number of places, specially in grocery stores where one product is tagged organic, and the other isn’t. Organic farming is a form of agriculture that depends on various techniques such as crop rotation, green manure, compost and biological pest control. It is more or less similar to other…

Scuba Rice

So lets say you’re a farmer cultivating rice. And lets say that the areas under cultivation got inundated after a flood. Until 2009, all the farmers could do was to see their rice cultivation get destroyed due to it being submerged under water. As this phenomenon is out of human control, the International Rice Research…

Studying Agriculture @ Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University, UK has a long established reputation in the entire farming world for its teaching and research in agriculture for over 120 years. It has been the largest land-based university in UK with over 2500 acres of farm land that has now increased to 6000 acres with the acquisition of a research farm in…