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From improving livestock efficiency to managing farm woodlands, there are a range of practical and profitable ideas that could help you to cut your carbon footprint, improve farm efficiency and profitability, whilst also improving your farms environmental performance.photo of a cover crop mix including red clover


Did you know you can get specialist advice on climate change, as part of an Integrated Land Management Plan (ILMP)?  FAS can help fund an adviser to visit your business and provide you with a specialist advice plan in any two of the following areas:

Improved farm efficiency | Climate change adaptation and mitigation | Soil and nutrient management | Biodiversity, habitat and landscape management | Woodland management and conservation | Water pollution, prevention and control | Organics | Archaeological and historic site advice | Animal welfare


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    Upland habitats event on Jura - group of people in an upland habitat learning about what indicators to look for when assessing for herbivore damage

    Upland Habitats and Impacts of Herbivores, Isle of Jura – Event summary

    The impacts of grazing of both domestic and wild herbivores affects the long term sustainability of upland habitats. For upland managers it is important to recognise these different upland habitats…

    Energy storage

    Since burning fossil fuels became the norm following the industrial revolution they have provided flexibility in the supply of energy. Whether for motive power, heat or light; fossil fuel can…

    An upland survey quadrat laid out and a person looking closely at species of plants within it

    Upland Habitats & Impact of Herbivores: Drymen – Event Summary

    The impacts of grazing of both domestic and wild herbivores affect the long term sustainability of upland habitats. For upland managers it is important to recognise these different upland habitats…

    Cattle in grass field

    Soil management in grassland systems: Nairn – Event Summary

    What is soil health and why is it important? Audrey Litterick from Eartchare Technical Ltd was our first speaker.  Her presentation started off with an explanation in to what soil…

    Wet Weather Resilience Planning: Arran – Event Summary

    Wet weather has had a massive impact on farm businesses across South West Scotland since Autumn 2017. The meeting focused on how a business can recover through the spring and…

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    Events

    Buzzing Farms – Getting The Most Out Of AECS And How To Help Our Pollinators

    Pollinating insects such as bumblebees are an essential part of our countryside, but they are in decline.  Farm management is an important part of how we can support thriving populations…

    Integrated pest management farm walk, Angus

    Join us for a farm walk to see how more effective use of pesticides could save you money, keep on the right side of regulations and improve the farm environment. …

    A stag looking into the camera with mountain moorland in the background

    Upland habitats and impact of herbivores – Jura ** Fully booked **

    Please use this link to read the event summary from this meeting ** This event is now fully booked ** Following earlier meetings this year, we are running another ‘Upland…

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    Publications

    Turbine and solar pv panels

    Practical Guide: Making the most of on-site energy generation

    Practical Guide: Making the most of on-site energy generation

    TN699: Agricultural use of biosolids composts anaerobic digestates and other industrial organic fertilisers

    TN699: Agricultural use of biosolids composts anaerobic digestates and other industrial organic fertilisers

    TN704: Energy Storage and Demand Management

    TN704: Energy Storage and Demand Management  

    Practical Guide: Why and how to increase pollinators on your farm

    Practical Guide: Why and how to increase pollinators on your farm

    Practical Guide: Pollinators types and food sources on small units

    Practical Guide: Pollinators Types and Food Sources on small units

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    Downloads

    Practical Guide: Making the most of on-site energy generation

    This Farming For a Better Climate Practical Guide looks at how demand management can reduce the need to import electricity from the grid.

    Info note – Hot weather July2018

    Information Note – Summer 2018: Hot weather and potential risks to livestock health and welfare

    Impact indicators for upland habitat assessment

    This ‘Impact indicators for upland habitat assessment’ information leaflet was part of the delegate pack supplied to support the ‘Upland Habitat and Impact of Herbivores’ event held on the Isle of Jura during May 2018

    Habitat impact assessments checksheet

    This ‘Habitat impact assessment checksheet’ was provided as part of the delegate pack to support the ‘Upland Habitats and Impacts of Herbivores’ event held on the Isle of Jura during May 2018

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