Climate change

Renewable Energy: Anaerobic Digestion – A HiFEN Climate Change Focus Farms event

Renewable Energy – Anaerobic Digestion This is the next of a series of planned meeting for the HiFEN* Climate Change Focus Farms.   Anaerobic Digestion as a renewable energy source...

Flooding at a gate

Drainage – All you wanted to know but were afraid to ask (Glenluce)

Drainage is a cornerstone to good soil care It is well recognised that without proper drainage you do not get the best out of fertiliser inputs therefore crop yields suffer. Effective drainage...

Kintyre Soil and Nutrient Network Meeting

Improving Farm Soils and Making Best Use of Nutrients This is the first of three meetings over the next 18 months. These will look at the basics of soil and...

Venues: Rhoin Farm Event Tags: West Topics: Climate change, Nutrient Managment, and Soil

Making The Most of Manures & Composts – Climate Change Focus Farm Meeting (Mintlaw)

Making the Most of Manures & Composts – Farming for a Better Climate Focus Farm Meeting Come along to the next Climate Change Focus Farm meeting for Nether Aden Farm. The...

Aberdeenshire Soil and Nutrient Network Meeting

Improving farm soils and making best use of nutrients can make your business more efficient, it can also help to reduce diffuse pollution risks.  This also demonstrates that you are...

Update on focus farms

We are now over a year into the second round of the Scottish Government funded climate change focus farms project as part of the Farming for a Better Climate initiative.

Publication Type: FAS Newsletter Topics: Climate change

Agri Environment and Climate Scheme: water margins in grassland and arable fields

The Agri-Environment Climate Scheme is a competitive scheme that promotes land management practices which protect and enhance Scotland’s natural heritage, improve water quality, manage flood risk and mitigate and adapt to climate change.

New focus farms

From grassland profitability to improving livestock performance and making savings on the fuel bill, we are working with nine new volunteer focus farmers and their discussion groups to exchange ideas to help improve overall farm profitability, whilst lowering the carbon footprint.

Publication Type: FAS Newsletter Topics: Climate change and Farm business

Benchmarking brings better efficiency

By benchmarking farm performance using resource efficiency tool AgRE Calc©, previous Farming for a Better Climate beef and sheep focus farm hosts David and Morag Houstoun at Glenkilrie in Perthshire, were able to save around £11,000 through small changes to current practices, and knocked around 10% off their carbon footprint.

Publication Type: FAS Newsletter Topics: Climate change and Farm business