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

Soil nutrient management

12 July 2019

A workshop for farmers, growers, researchers and advisers on soil nutrient and fertility management in organic and agroecological farming

  • Principles of organic soil management
  • Use and value of different soil analysis methods
  • Soil nutrient management in practice
The one day workshop will help farmers develop their own soil management plan for profitable production of quality food focusing on soil biology, the use of organic and mineral fertiliser inputs, cover crops, cultivations and manure management. We will discuss which soil analysis methods to use, establish a soil monitoring plan for the farmers and growers attending and consider how to maximise soil biological activity.

The workshop is run by Mark Measures, who has 35 years experience advising organic farmers throughout the UK and elsewhere. He just completed a Winston Churchill Fellowship on soil management in the USA, Switzerland and Denmark. He is in a unique position to report on the different soil analysis and management methods Standard, Albrecht, Solvita, Soil Health and soil biology. He can offer independent advice on their use by farmers in the UK.

  • What is limiting yields?
  • What are the optimum nutrient levels?
  • How to stimulate biological activity?
  • How to manage nitrogen supply?

Download the flyer

The workshop will be held at the Organic Research Centre, Newbury on Friday 12th July 2019. 50/person plus VAT. 40 for clients of Mark Measures Associates. Lunch included.

Further information is available from Mark Measures mark@organicadvice.org.uk 01588640118

To book a place please contact Sarah Jameson info@organicadvice.org.uk 01547 528546



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