5 June 2019
Integrating Farming and Forestry

Farm Woodland Forum annual meeting

2 July 2019
Trees and Livestock - Buckinghamshire

Agroforestry Innovation Network Meeting



16 May 2019
Organic farming statistics 2018

Defra releases estimates of the land area farmed organically, crop areas, livestock numbers and numbers of organic producers and processors in the UK

10 May 2019
Agroecological transitions

Five case studies of farmers' experiences 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

Events

Assessing the health of your soil

2 December 2016

GREATsoils Trial Demonstration at Valefresco, Old Pastures Farm, Hampton Lucy, Stratford Upon Avon, CV35 8BQ

The GREATsoils project is running six field trials this year which aim to compare different soil assessment methods in horticultural systems during the 2016 and 2017 growing seasons. The six growers from across the UK, ranging from Scotland to Kent, and from protected cropping systems, over field veg to top fruit orchards, are all interested in finding practical methods to assess, monitor and improve soil organic matter in their soils.

This day will concentrate on the first results from the trial hosted by Valefresco. The field trial compares different soil assessment methods in protected and field cropping systems, aiming to improve soil organic matter and soil biology, introducing green manures in protected cropping (spinach and rocket rotation) and to the field (lettuce rotation). The methods compared are NRM soil health test, visual soil assessment and earthworm counts.

Programme for the day

Download the programme here.

Booking

To book a place, please contact Anja Vieweger anja.v@organicresearchcentre.com



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