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A group of farmers & an agricultural consultant discussing rushes

Optimising Farm Nutrients – Winning the battle against rushes in Upland systems – event summary

Grassland in Scotland has seen a significant increase in rush infestation with rushes establishing in fields where there has not been a problem in living memory. This meeting laid out...

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Dumfries: PLANET Scotland for NVZ records workshop – Event Summary

PLANET Scotland is free software produced by the Scottish Government.  It helps you to use the most up to date advice on producing fertiliser recommendations.  Information on soil nutrient levels,...

New Entrants To Farming: Hoof to Hook (Lanark Group)

The Lanark group met at the end of September to develop business planning skills and improve efficiency within the sheep enterprise by following prime lambs from ‘Hoof to Hook’. The...

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Using PLANET Scotland workshop: Dumfries – Event Summary

PLANET Scotland PLANET Scotland is free software produced by the Scottish Government.  It helps you to use the most up to date advice on producing fertiliser recommendations.  Information on soil...

Crofters and farmers hear from experts on suckler cows ahead of major island sale

A healthy audience of over 30 crofters and farmers gathered last weekend on the Isle of Skye to hear from experts on all the stages of managing cows for suckled calf production through to sale.

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Efficient use of Nutrients & NVZ Compliance, Dumfries – event summary

NVZ’s, Nutrients & Cross Compliance This was the first in a series of 3 meetings covering nutrient management and NVZ compliance within the Dumfries & Galloway area and was held...

Advisor handing around soil during meeting

Improving Drainage & Structure for Healthier Soils, Kilmarnock – event summary

Soil & drainage expert Seamus Donnelly as guest speaker This meeting was held on 24 Aug 2017 at Lochhill Farm, Mauchline and kindly hosted by the Taylor family.  Following a...

Paul Hargreaves discussing VESS and soil compaction as a result of silage making

Peebleshire Soil & Nutrient Network – third meeting event summary

The Value of Effective Nutrient Budgeting The third meeting of the Peeblesshire soil & nutrient network farm was held at Wormiston Farm, Peebles & focused on the final nutrient budget...

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Lanarkshire Soil & Nutrient Network – event summary

The Importance of Soil Properties The meeting was held at Crumhaugh Farm, Stonehouse and  focussed on the importance of addressing soil compaction to achieve healthier soils and better yields.  This was...

Group of farmers around a soil pit

Angus Soil & Nutrient Network – event summary

The first meeting of the Angus Soil & Nutrient Network This first of three meetings was held at the Finavon Hotel, followed by a farm visit to Bogindollo Farm, courtesy of the Crichton...