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30 April 2018
Improving the sustainability of sheep farming

Workshop and business development meeting

2 May 2018
Intercropping in arable systems

Field lab meeting at Bockhanger Farms in Kent



18 April 2018
New technical guide on dock control

Combining the best methods for successful control

10 April 2018
Health and Harmony – will a Green Brexit deliver?

Make your voice heard in Defra consultation



12 April 2018
Transitions to Agroecological Systems: Farmers’ Experience

New report sheds light on how UK farming can meet the sustainability challenge

Events

National Organic Combinable Crops 2018

3 July 2018

Booking now open!

OF&G flagship event hosted by Mark and Liz Lea at Green Acres Farm in Shropshire

ORC at NOCC17

As usual ORC are involved in planning this event with intercropping, agroforestry, cereal populations and much more being demonstrated and on the agenda

Mark Lea, host of NOCC 2018 is part of a network of seven farmers helping to test a new model for organic variety trials with ORC and Organic Arable. The farmers are each growing three of seven winter wheat varieties in different combinations to enable comparison between them. The enterprise is being funded in part by Liveseed, an EU project designed to try to boost organic seed and breeding across Europe. Mark has chosen to grow all seven varieties to help showcase the trial and to gain more insight on his farm. He will be discussing his involvement and experiences on the day.

Mark is also taking part in intercropping trials as part of the DIVERSify project. He is trialling different seed rate combinations of Spring Triticale and Peas and is also going to try undersowing fodder beet with clovers.

Mark has two or three fields of ORC Wakelyns Population wheat growing. Kimberley Bell of the Small Food Bakery will be baking with this as part of the lunch (she is planning on making pitta breads and there will also be cakes and pastries made using OWP flour in collaboration with Shelly Preston and her team from Ottar Chocolate).

More information and booking at http://ofgorganic.org/nocc-18-3-july-2018-shropshire/



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