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Subject Guide - Agriculture

This page aims to point you in the right direction for the information you need to be successful in your studies.

Finding books and journal articles

Whether you want to find a book, an electronic journal article or other electronic information you can start your search in the same place, the simple search box called HOLLY  (Harper Online Library)  on the library home page

If you want to know more about using journal articles in your work a good place to start is our Introducing Journals Guide

Agricultural trade journals

We keep several trade journals in the library, which you will not find electronically,.  You may want to spend a few minutes browsing through them to keep up to date with the industry.

Beef Farmer British Dairying Dairy Farmer
Potato Review Poultry World Profi
Sheep Farmer Vegetable Farmer  

Other resources

The Online Farm Data site (formerly known as the Virtual Farm) provides information  such as Harper farm maps and details about specific fields. This information is provided by the University Farm, the Animals Group and the Crop & Environment Research Centre (CERC)

Other resources that you may find helpful; you can find these in our alphabetical list of databases

  • Agra Europe - Service reporting on the EU Common Agricultural Policy, with data, news and analysis
  • Cattle Practice database - British Cattle Veterinary Association's (BCVA) searchable database. Covers cattle health and welfare
  • Digimap - allows you to view and print Ordnance Survey maps of any location in Great Britain.
  • Farming online - online Farming information service
  • Landis - tools include online soil mapping, datasets and soil reports
  • Organic Eprints - International library of electronic documents ealted to research in organic food and farming

Useful agricultural websites

  • Eblex - organisation for the English beef and sheep industry.

  • HGCA - the cereals and oilseeds division of the AHDB, useful for crop management information, recommended varieties and research.

  • Natural England - environmental information for farmers and land managers.

  • Food and Farming Futures - an online library for food, farming, the environment, energy and rural business.

  • Single Payment Scheme - the most up to date information from the Rural Payments Agency.

Need more help?

Come and talk to us at the Enquiry Desk - we are here to help you find information - or contact us by email or phone

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