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Farm Science films

Farms are great places to illustrate science. Often we will be surrounded by great examples of science in action... the trick is to show how we use it on a day to day basis.

Wonder of Worms

Worms do lots of wonderful things for the soil and for farmers. Hazel Fielding shares her top worm facts.

Farming is Magic with Beneficial Insects

It’s a farming fact that a crop will come under attack from pests. That’s why it’s important to share why and how farmers protect their crops from damage. Farmer Joe Rolfe, General Manager for Taylorgrown vegetable producers, loves to show how he uses beneficial insects to fight off his insect enemies.

How insect workers help

In amongst the rows of tall tomato plants at Cornerways Nursery there are thousands of bumble bees hard at work. Matt Ware loves to explain how all these bumble bees are essential in producing 180 million tomatoes a year. He takes visitors between the rows of tomato plants to see where his insect workers live […]

Chickens, eggs and science

Eggs are a marvellously tasty food and good as an ingredient in so many things we like from cakes to mayo. So what are the ways that Farm Manager Beth Bennett uses to show the science and care that goes into keeping hens happy and productive at Anglia Free Range Eggs?

Andrew Francis Elveden Farms

Wise Water Use – Explaining irrigation

Water is precious. So when people see water being given to crops they may wonder whether the farmer is using the water wisely. Andrew Francis, from Elveden Farms, believes it is very important to show why and how he uses water very, very carefully on his crops.

How research has increased wheat yields

Agricultural research has a long history. How can you show what a difference it has made to yields of a crop such as wheat? Two young people, Evie and Sam Jones, decided to help their farm manager father, David Jones, to show how yields of wheat have increased thanks to over a century of agricultural […]

Explaining aphid control on farm

There is lots of interesting science in agriculture especially in the control of insect pests. It is important to explain it to farm visitors in an interesting and accessible way. Dr Mark Stevens of the British Beet Research Organisation gets out of the lab and into a field of sugar beet, where he explains the […]

Soil is sensational

Making soils seriously interesting is fun for farmer David Jones. His farm visitors seek out soil life + try soil science with the amazing Sticky Gritty Test.