24 April 2019
Arable intercropping and variety trials

Field lab meeting at Roundhill Farm, near Swindon

5 June 2019
Integrating Farming and Forestry

Farm Woodland Forum annual meeting



17 April 2019
Formal objection to GM potato crop trial

Plans for new GM crop trial raise objections from leading environmental and farming organisations

17 April 2019
Agroecology and carbon neutrality in Europe by 2050

New french study on reducing greenhouse gases by transitioning to agroecology



21 March 2019
In adversity, what are farmers doing to be more resilient?

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Survey on antimicrobials/anthelmintics

Category: News
18 January 2019

Note: this survey is aimed at organic inspectors, not farmers

Scotlandís Rural College is working together with the Soil Association, IFOAM EU and other partners on the EU H2020 project RELACS. The aim of the project is to replace contentious inputs in organic farming systems, including developing cost efficient environmentally safe alternatives to antimicrobials and anthelmintics. This will not only aid in providing low-input solutions for organic producers, but also in improving disease control methods in livestock. This first step is to conduct a European-wide survey to gain an overview on the current use and need for antimicrobials and anthelmintics in organic farming.

We are specifically interested in hearing from Inspectors of Organic Certification Bodies. Finishing the survey should only take a couple of minutes. The deadline to fill in the survey is 15 February 2019. The results of the survey will advance our understanding on the extent to which these inputs are currently entering the organic system and provide a reference measure which are working to reduce. Thanks for your participation.

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Keywords: antibiotics anthelmintics

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