28 May 2018
Agroforestry as sustainable land use

EURAF 2018 CONFERENCE: Opportunity for farmers to attend

10 June 2018
Open Farm Sunday at Sonning Farm

We will be showcasing our trials at Reading University Crops Research Unit



22 May 2018
Organic farming: new EU rules adopted

New regulation to come into effect 1 January 2021

21 May 2018
Defra release organic farming stats for 2017

Organic land area in UK slowly increasing



3 May 2018
Stop the dock!

A new technical guide for reducing docks on farmland

Challenges of organic arable farming

Category: News
16 January 2018

Free online self-learning course on OK-Net Arable platform

The OK-Net-Arable project aims at increasing the productivity and the quality of organic arable farming in Europe by improving exchange of knowledge among farmers, farm advisers and scientists. In this framework a free access self-learning course is available on the project platform. The objective of this course is to enable users to familiarise themselves with the latest insights, context and concepts of organic arable farming. Particular attention will be given to tools and practices, collected within the project in order to tackle current difficulties related to production and crop protection.

This course is structured into six modules. Each module is explained through a PPT presentation supported by different tools (practice abstracts, leaflets, guidelines, data calculation, videos, books, reports, web pages etc.). The material is provided in English and covers five thematic areas which are: soil fertility management, nutrient management, pest and disease control, weed management and crop specific issues.

The modules are:

  • Strategies to enhance soil fertility and assessment of soil fertility and quality
  • Fertilization strategies to enhance nutrient availability in organic arable crops
  • Monitoring, preventive and curative measures for pests and diseases management
  • Technical tools, strategies and machineries to tackle weeds in organic arable farming
  • Crops specific problems and potential solutions in cereals, legumes, fruits and vegetables
  • Recovery and final synthesis
  • The presentation will guide users to read thoroughly specific tools where they will have the opportunity to discuss, rate and leave a comment for each specific tool in the provided space.

    http://farmknowledge.org/index.php/courses

    Keywords: arable learning

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