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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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    Are you making the most of Integrated Pest Management?

    Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is not a new idea in farming and many producers will be familiar with the concept through measures such as the pesticide industry’s Voluntary Initiative and…

    Group of farmers in a green crop field

    Integrated Pest Management on Arable Farms, Angus – Event Summary

    Integrated pest management Pest and disease control strategies for spring barley and winter wheat formed the focus of this meeting at Scotston of Kirkside.  There was an emphasis on the…

    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…

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    Events

    A Practical Approach to NVZs & Cross Compliance – Huntly

    This meeting will look at taking a practical approach to NVZ record keeping and what is required at a farm inspection.   Business efficiency can be improved by careful planning for…

    Practical Small Farm Workshop – Lanark

    This event is open to all small businesses and new keepers.

    Hydrogen from Farm Renewables – What are the opportunities?

    The Scottish and UK Governments’ stated objectives of decarbonising the road transport sector includes a role for hydrogen as a transport fuel. Many farmers with renewable assets or potential sites…

    Women In Agriculture Argyll – Starting Out in Agri Environment

    Agri Environment on the croft, Current grants schemes available, The practicalities of starting in crofting.

    Curlew standing amongst cotton plants

    Curlew Conservation: The role of farmers, peatland and predators – Auchinleck +++ POSTPONED +++

    Due to the forecast of high winds the decision has been made to postpone this event in the interest of safety Are you interested in farm conservation or wanting to…

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    Publications

    Farmer’s guide to sourcing and using digestate and compost – Zero Waste Scotland

    Farmer’s guide to sourcing and using digestate and compost – Zero Waste Scotland

    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

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    Downloads

    Integrated Pest Management handout from Scotston of Kirkside farm walk, July 2018

    This is a copy of the handout provided to delegates during the Integrated pest management on arable farms event in Angus during July 2018

    Farmer’s guide to sourcing and using digestate and compost

    Thinking of using digestate or compost? This guide from Zero Waste Scotland in association with NFUS can help you choose the right product. The guidance gives you key questions to ask to support you through the process of sourcing and using compost and digestate to help make sure the materials will meet your requirements.

    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

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