27 March 2019
The Wonders of Woodchip

This workshop will explore some of the many practical uses of woodchip on farms

3 July 2019
2019 OF&G National Organic Combinable Crops

To be held in Yorkshire



19 March 2019
Professor Martin Wolfe

Pioneer in agro-biodiversity

5 March 2019
A continued drive towards improving organic animal farming

New book on organic arable farming published



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

European Commission extends experiment on marketing populations

Category: News
26 October 2018

The European Commission has extended the temporary experiment providing for certain derogations (to Council Directive 66/402/EEC) for the marketing of populations of the plant species wheat, barley, oats and maize.

The marketing experiment, which has enabled the marketing of the ORC Wakelyns Population was due to end in December 2018. The Commission stated that: 'The assessment has not yet been finalised as on a number of aspects of the experiment more information needs to be collected during a longer period of time. It is therefore necessary to extend the duration of the temporary experiment.' Six Member States, including the UK, have taken part in the temporary experiment. The Commission further stated: 'In view of the extension of the duration of that experiment, it is appropriate to allow new Member States to start participating, at the latest on 31 December 2019.' The experiment will be extended until 28 February 2021.

See the Commission decision in full here

See First results of EU experimentation in marketing Heterogeneous Material: presentation of case studies - Ambrogio Costanzo, The Organic Research Centre: Presentation to DIVERSIFOOD Forum, April 2018

Keywords: Wakelyns Population wheat grain

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