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Bielgrange Farm, East Lothian – a Soil & Nutrient Network host farm

18 February 2020


      Niall Jeffrey manages Bielgrange Farm in East Lothian and was one of our Soil & Nutrient Network host farmers during the period 2018 – 2020. In this…

Inverness Soil & Nutrient Network Podcast: Getting back to basics with soil management

18 February 2020


Mark Tripney from iSoils and Gavin Elrick from SAC Consulting were the guest speakers during the first meeting of the Inverness Soil & Nutrient Network.  In this podcast we hear…

Technical note (TN728): Planning Agricultural Field Drainage

Planning agricultural field drainage requires a detailed investigation to obtain the best results. Depending on the site, there could be more than one drainage issue causing the drainage problem. As…

Podcast: Changing Practices for a Changing Climate – Adapting in the Arable Sector

In this podcast, Agricultural Consultant Malcolm MacDonald chats to Harry Henderson, AHDB’s Knowledge Transfer Manager, and later with Gavin Elrick, SAC Consulting’s soils, drainage and nutrient management expert. Topics discussed…

Thainstone Soil & Nutrient Network – An Introduction to Kirkton Farm

13 December 2019


Kirkton Farm near Thainstone is one of the Soil & Nutrient Network host farms for 2019-2020. In this podcast, we hear from our host farmer, Scott Campbell, who is the…

Soil & Nutrient Network: Case Study – Redwell Farm

20 November 2019

Read our Soil & Nutrient Network Case Study from Redwell Farm, Angus, here

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…

Soils and tillage podcast: an interview with soil cultivation consultant, Philip Wright

27 August 2019


‘The Principles of Soil & Metal Interactions’ was the theme for a soil & tillage event on the Mertoun Estate, near St Boswells.  After the meeting finished, event organiser Donald…

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…

Technical note (TN726): Fertiliser recommendations for Grassland

Summary The main limitations to grass production are temperature, moisture, soil pH, soil drainage, soil structure, and nitrogen (N). Recommendations take account of nutrient management planning in the PLANET Scotland…

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