7 July 2020
OF&G National Organic Combinable Crops 2020

NOCC20 will take place on John Pawsey’s Shimpling Park Farm in Suffolk

21 September 2020
Organic World Congress 2020

20th Organic World Congress in France, September 2020



26 February 2020
Organic seed and organic heterogeneous material

Proposal for a toolbox for identification and description of organic heterogeneous material

22 February 2020
Help people to bake a better future, one loaf at a time

The 11th annual international Real Bread Week runs from 22 February to 1 March



21 January 2020
Organic Research Centre starts 40th year at new headquarters

ORC is now operational from Trent Lodge in Cirencester.

Publications

Download our ORC Publications list:2017/2018

Wakelyns Agroforestry: Resilience through diversity

New review of the research and evidence gathered at Wakelyns where the late Prof. Martin Wolfe put his theories into practice. Integrating trees for timber, energy and fruit production into an organic crop rotation, Wakelyns was established by the late plant pathologist, Prof. Martin Wolfe, to put into action his theories of agrobiodiversity being the answer to achieving sustainable and resilient agriculture. For two decades the farm has been the focus of research into organic crop production and agroforestry. In this new review, written by Jo Smith and Sally Westaway and supported by the Woodland Trust, we summarise some of the key theories investigated and the evidence produced by Martin and fellow researchers from the Organic Research Centre. Download Wakelyns Agroforestry: Resilience through diversity

The Agroforestry Handbook

Written for farmers and advisors this book will help you assess the potential business benefits of agroforestry for your farm or client and to understand the possible benefits to the wider environment. The authors, (including ORC's Jo Smith, Sally Wesaway and Lindsay Whistance) are leading researchers and practitioners with decades of experience in agroforestry from the UK and around the world.Download the Agroforestry Handbook

Dock control: Combining the best methods for successful control.

The booklet was produced by FiBL and the English version was adapted by ORC, as part of the OK-NET Arable project. The strategy presented in this technical guide builds on measures to prevent the (further ) establishment of dock plants. Depending on the level of dock infestation, different techniques are recommended for removing and suppressing established docks. Available as free download or to purchase as hard copy here

Organic Potatoes: Cultivating quality – step by step

The booklet was produced by FiBL and the English version was adapted by ORC, as part of the OK-NET Arable project. This guide provides a good basis for achieving high-quality potatoes. Available as free download or to purchase as hard copy here

The basics of soil fertility - shaping our relationship with the soil

English version of FiBL guide adapted by ORC available as hard copy or to download here

Creeping thistle - successful control in organic farming

English version of FiBL guide adapted by ORC available as hard copy or to download here

Sustainability and quality of organic food

English language edition of the FiBL dossier Sustainability and quality of organic food is available to download or to order a hard copy here

ORC publications

The following lists of our publications are available on-line, some giving direct access to copies of the publications:

Regular periodicals and other publications

ORC publishes a number of publications on a regular monthly, quarterly, annual or sometimes less frequent basis, including: