19 January 2021
Intercropping for sustainability

Two-day Conference with AAB, DIVERSify and ReMIX at Reading University

6 September 2021
Organic World Congress 2021

New date! Postponed from September 2020



30 July 2020
ORC welcomes the National Food Strategy

The first major reviewof our food system in 75 years

24 July 2020
The future of organic farming and the environment

All to play for if full benefits of organic farming for wildlife, the environment and health are to be realised



29 April 2020
Tim Bennett is the new Chair of ORC

Former NFU president takes on chairmanship of Organic Research Centre

How do we manage soil?

Category: News
17 August 2015

Managing soil is crucial. To help develop this innovative knowledge exchange project, we need your input.

Improving the health of soils is fundamental to the agronomic and financial sustainability of horticultural businesses. This AHDB Horticulture-funded project Growing Resilient Efficient And Thriving Soils (GREATsoils) aims to review and compare current approaches, inspire and support growers to develop the ability and confidence to assess the health of their soils and take practical action to improve their soil management strategies.

To improve soil health, fertility and function, we need clear methods and criteria to allow simple, quick assessment and measurement. In order to develop these novel approaches, itís important to analyse how industry currently manages soil. This GREATsoils survey will help us understand current experiences, approaches and opinions.

We would be very grateful if you would spare a few minutes of your time to take this short survey by following the link below.

www.surveymonkey.com/s/H3NV5BQ - please submit by 31 August 2015.

Keywords: soil fertility health horticulture

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