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FAS Case Study: One-to-one Integrated Land Management Plan

Beauty Bhowmik of High Cleughearn Farm In 2015, Beauty Bhowmik and her husband Devproteek, decided to change careers and move their family from London to East Kilbride to start a...

Tenant’s Improvements Amnesty – event summary

Your ‘One-stop shop’ for accessing all the critical information on the Tenant’s Improvements Amnesty Between July and December, The Scottish Government’s Farm Advisory Service (FAS) held a series of events across...

Update of fungicide efficacy and resistance

Commercially, and in field trials, cereal fungicide programmes were pretty effective in 2017 and yield responses to fungicides reasonable but the dry spring did much to keep a lid on...

Rhynchosporium leaf scald in barley

Rhynchosporium is a disease that is so common in our barley crops that it is probably assumed that we know everything there is to know about it. But it is a...

Integrated Crop Management and New Technology (Borders)

Jorin and Aidan Grimsdale of Mountfair Farming have seen a significant reduction in soil compaction following the introduction of controlled traffic farming in their arable fields. The business has been...

New Entrants to Farming: Livestock Medicines and Use (Morayshire)

Guest speakers, Donald and Serena from the Aberlour Vet Group and Billy from Elanco, presented information on livestock medicines, including responsible use, storage, administration, quarantine procedures and the reduction in...

Topics: New Entrants

More changes in yellow rust in wheat

Yellow rust is one of those wheat diseases that, once experienced, is never forgotten. Severe infections strip green leaf away almost like a herbicide and decimate yield – badly affected...

North East Organic Discussion Group – 4th Meeting

On Tuesday 7th November the NE Organic Discussion Group enjoyed a workshop on social media, which is increasingly important in all walks of life, and although constantly changing, can be...

Ventilation, Cattle Health and Slats (Borders)

Farmers from the Scottish Borders and Lothians met on 7 November for an on farm meeting to discuss cattle housing, ventilation and health with industry specialists. The group visited Howlets...

Roxburghshire Soil & Nutrient Network Farm – Meeting 2

The second meeting of the Roxburghshire Soil and Nutrient Network Farm took place in early November.  The meeting began in Stichill Village Hall where various topics on each of the major nutrients were covered.