23 October 2019
Soil nutrient management

A workshop with Mark Measures

21 November 2019
Agroforestry event in Melton Mowbray

A Win Win for Farm productivity and the Environment



16 October 2019
Land and Soil Management Award 2019/20 call

Apply now! Deadline 31 December 2019

15 October 2019
Integrated Pest Management decision support systems

ADAS lead new online platform for farmers and advisors



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

Opportunities, barriers and constraints in organic techniques helping to improve the sustainability of conventional farming

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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