2018 Organic Congress

Posted: 5th November 2018

Ian and Sam are both speaking at the Organic Congress next week. This event is organised jointly by leading organic organisations, including the Organic Research Centre and the Soil Association. The workshop/discussion on ‘Coping strategies for livestock farmers under climate change,’ ...

Testing, Testing, Testing Soil

Posted: 25th October 2018

The quieter winter months, when autumn sowing season is over, is the perfect time to take samples to test your soil health to make sure the baseline pH levels and nutrients are correct for optimum growth and productivity next spring. A laboratory such as NRM (http://www.nrm.uk...

Filming Cover Crops

Posted: 22nd October 2018

Filming cover crops near Wantage last week for a First Hand case study for next year. Brassica species provide early growth, with an understory of winter cereals & IRG. It's all about soil improvement through carbon capture, building organic matter and over winter sheep ...

Late Season Sowing for Forage

Posted: 6th October 2018

With all of the recent forage shortages after the long, hot summer it’s still not too late to plant seed. The clocks will be going back in a few weeks, officially bringing British summertime to an end, and while it’s risky to sow clovers this late in the year, some people do choose to ...
With ongoing concerns about the shortage of forage this winter, it’s worth taking advantage of opportunities to fill the winter forage gap and begin building up forage stocks as a buffer for the coming months. A positive outcome of the very wet winter and exceptionally hot and dry spring ...

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