Steve Finch

Principal Lecturer in Crop Production
Stephen Finch

Position

Principal Lecturer in Crop Production

Qualifications

BSc (Wales) BASIS, FACTS

Contact details

steve.finch@rau.ac.uk

Tel: 01285 652531

Biography

University responsibilities

  • Head of Academic Quality
  • Chair Academic Quality and Standards Committee
  • Final Year Manager for BSc Agriculture programmes
  • Programme Manager for the Graduate Diploma in Agriculture

Research

Consultancy and Research Interests

  • Desktop Scoping Report for Prince’s Rainforest Project on Soy Bean production in Brazil.
  • Curriculum Development for Nigerian National Board for Technical Education (NBTE), Kaduna, Nigeria
  • Food Security project, Doha, Qatar
  • Scoping Study for the Food and Drink Industry in the Tamar valley. Tamar Producers Co-op Feasability Study
  • Desktop study on prevention and control of Ragweed in Europe. Jointly with Centre of Ecology and Hydrology.
  • Soil Erosion Prevention Study in the southern highlands of Tanzania for ACRA (Italian NGO)
  • Resource appraisal and crop consultancy for farming company in northern Poland.
  • Sustainable rice production project in Sierra Leone.
  • Due diligence report for commercial client considering land acquisition in Ukraine, Kiev.

Teaching

Teaching Interests

  • Crop Production
  • Integrated Crop Management
  • Organic Farming
  • Farm Soil Management
  • Botany
  • Plant Biology Pest Management

Publications

Publications

  • Joint author of Lockhart and Wiseman’s Crop Husbandry