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Podcast: NE Organic Discussion Group with Mary Young and David McClelland

21 September 2020


In this podcast Malcolm Macdonald talked to SAC Nutritionist Mary Young and Norvite Technical Director David McClelland about minerals in ruminant rations. This included an overview of the major minerals…

North East Organic Discussion Group: Rotational Grazing

In this podcast, Agricultural Consultant Malcolm MacDonald chats to Alastair Wilson who farms at Upper Wheedlemont Farm near Rhynie, and Senior Consultant with SAC Consulting, Ewan Johnstone. Alistair talks about…

North East Organic Discussion Group: Marketing (podcast)

20 April 2020


In this podcast, Malcolm MacDonald speaks to Food and Drink consultant Kerry Allison about marketing and the wider food and drink industry. Kerry outlines the scale of the Scottish food…

North East Organic Discussion Group: Knock Farm (podcast)

27 February 2020


In this episode of the podcast, Agricultural Consultant Malcolm MacDonald chats to Roger Polson who farms at Knock Farm near Huntly, and Dairy and Nutrition Consultant Lorna MacPherson.  Roger outlines…

North East Organic Discussion Group podcast: Mains of Thornton

In this podcast, the first of four from our North East Organic Discussion Group, Malcolm MacDonald chats to Murray Cooper who farms at Mains of Thornton, and SRUC Research Agronomist…

Farm Management Handbook 2019/20

The 40th edition of the Farm Management Handbook is an essential tool for any progressive farm business, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date source of information for farmers, rural professionals, students…

What can the Farm Advisory Service do for you?

Regardless of farm size or business stage, the Scottish Farm Advisory Service can help you to increase the profitability and sustainability of your farming business through Government funding for one-to-one…

Figure 1 - one metre squares showing 41 t/ha; 25 t/ha & 5 t/ha manure application rates based on a standard manure analysis of 6 kg/t of N

Technical note (TN650): Optimising the application of bulky organic fertilisers

16 September 2016

Livestock manures should be viewed as valuable resources rather than as waste products. They can bring significant benefits to soils and crops when used appropriately, and their use can result in considerable savings on purchased fertilisers.

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