‘Crap’ app is shortlisted

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A new mobile app, designed to help farmers and growers value the nutrients found in manures, has been nominated for an award with the Soil Association.

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The Farm Manure Management Application, informally called the ‘FarmCrapApp’, has been developed by the SWARM Knowledge Hub, a project run by the Rural Business School at Duchy College.

The app, which has been created in collaboration with Rothamsted Research North Wyke, allows the farming community to appreciate the nutritive and economic value of livestock manures.

Dr Stephen Roderick, project manager at Duchy College Rural Business School, said: “This is a great new development, providing farmers with a very practical and easy-to-use tool that could have real benefits and also continuing our core work of converting research and development into practical advice and information for the farming community.”