Scotland news archive

An intro to Organic Maintenance & Conversion - Scotland

15 May 2015

Introduction Any land in Scotland that is eligible for the Basic Payment Scheme is also eligible for organic conversion and maintenance options. Proposed conversion payments rates have been increased across every land type, and fully organic and in-...

Producing Quality Forage: Getting the conditions & mix right, 2 July, 1.30-4pm, Rhynie, Huntly

11 May 2015

A practical on-farm afternoon visit looking at achieving optimum soil, seed and growing conditions for efficient grass and arable silage production, including soil preparation, seed selection and weed control.

Managing for Fluke in Fife, date tbc

05 May 2015

Kinaldy Farm, Fife (date to be confirmed)

Controlling Rushes without Chemicals

29 April 2015

- 28th May, Kirklinton, Cumbria *FULLY BOOKED* - 4th June, Ullapool *FULLY BOOKED* - 5th June, Kirkton Farm, Crianlarich *FULLY BOOKED*

Support for Organic Farming

15 April 2015

2015 is likely to be a year of change for many farming businesses across Scotland, and some may use the opportunity to reflect and take stock of where they are – and where they want to go next. There are many pressures on modern farmers, not least m...

Field Lab – Farm Scale AD: Improving Efficiency and Cutting Costs (Meeting 4), 2 July 2015

14 April 2015

Cream o’Galloway, Gatehouse of Fleet This is the last of 4 open meetings looking at small-scale AD in an organic dairy system.

Lunch Time Seed Swap at Soil Association Scotland: Sharing Seeds & Stories…

30 March 2015

The Soil Association Scotland team held their first Seed Swap today, to celebrate the arrival of spring and the growing season ahead, and to highlight Soil Association’s Save Our Seeds campaign.

Highlights from the Scottish Soils Conference, 10th March, Stirling

16 March 2015

It all starts with, and comes back to, the SOIL. That was the opening message at the packed-out Scottish Soils Conference, held at Stirling Auction Mart by the Scottish Organic Forum . Farmers, growers and agricultural industry representatives got t...
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