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Soil Association submit proposal on TB compensation

27 October 2014

Following discussions with licensees and members, the Soil Association has submitted a proposal to request changes to the Cattle Compensation (England) Order 2012 to more accurately reflect the difference in price between organic and conventional ca...

Ben Raskin’s Seedy Weekend

20 October 2014

Our Head of Horticulture, Ben Raskin, has had a rather 'seedy weekend'. As a seed specialist, Ben tends to be involved in all things seed-related. This Saturday the Open Pollinated revolution really kicked off with the launch of the South West Seed ...

Soil Association annual conference highlights the growing evidence of chilling impacts of neonicotinoids

10 October 2014

The Soil Association’s annual conference established the case for continuing the ban on neonicotinoids. Professor Dave Goulson of the University of Sussex discussed the mounting evidence of how bees and other wildlife are being quietly poisoned by t...

Glastir Organic - Actions for farmers

30 September 2014

An important update for farmers and growers in Wales on Glastir Organic.

Trees: a Valuable Resource. Woodland Management and Biomass

17 September 2014

Wednesday 29th October, Elphin, nr Ullapool A practical day looking at trees: from planting and pruning to processing; how to manage existing woodland; opportunities for selling wood and wood fuel; what you need to know to commission a boiler; the R...

Important message to all organic farmers in Wales

17 September 2014

Applications for the Glastir Organic Scheme will need to be made this autumn between 29th September and 31st October .

Antibiotic usage in livestock (standards 10.9.7 and 10.9.8)

12 September 2014

With the growing problem of bacterial resistance to antibiotics, antibiotics from the fluoroquinolone and 3rd and 4th generation cephalosporin groups are critically important for use in human and animal medicine. To prevent bacteria from developing ...

Market opportunity for beef and lamb producers

27 August 2014

Eversfield Organic are looking for more certified pasture-fed meat to fulfil increasing demand from retailers.

A Farm Walk with Bread Matters in the Scottish Borders

25 August 2014

On Wednesday 10th September Andrew Whitley and Veronica Burke are holding a Farm Walk from 16:00 to 19:00 at Bread Matters, Macbiehill Farmhouse, Lamancha, West Linton, Scottish Borders, EH46 7AZ

Performance, Parasites & Profit Event, Wednesday 24th September, Jedburgh

14 August 2014

A practical day, looking at making best use of home grown feeds, an expert’s view on how to avoid parasites, eating into your profits and how hitting spec can make a difference to your bottom line.
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Dealing with flea beetle

Sally Morgan: I don’t seem to have been the only farmer to have noticed more flea beetles than usual this year, and growers have reported damage to chard and beetroot as well as brassicas. So how do we deal with this common pest in organic systems, while avoiding pesticides?

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