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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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    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…

    Group of people standing in an upland setting discussing vegetation during the Lochaber Upland habitat meeting

    Upland Habitats and Impacts of Herbivores, Lochaber – Event summary

    **  This event in Lochaber was one of a series, further events are being held in Sutherland, Wester Ross & Drymen over the next few weeks ** The impacts of…

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    Events

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

    ** This event is now fully booked ** Following earlier meetings this year, we are running another ‘Upland habitats & impact of herbivores’ event, this time on the Isle of…

    North-East Farmland Biodiversity Discussion Group

    A meeting to look at the benefits and costs of late cut grassland.  Could it be made a more effective part of farming systems?   Speakers include; Paul Chapman, SAC Consulting…

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    Publications

    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

    Practical Guide: Improving water margins for biodiversity and multiple benefits – Livestock farms

    Practical Guide: Improving Water Margins for biodiversity and Multiple benefits – Livestock farms

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

    When used appropriately, the recycling to land of organic materials adds nutrient value to soil and crops, and in some cases provide significant savings on the cost of manufactured fertilisers.
    Regular applications of bulky organic materials can improve water-holding capacity, drought resistance and structural stability

    Habitat Monitoring presentation slides used by Gillian McKnight at Upland Habitat & Impact of Herbivores events

    Habitat Monitoring presentation slides used by Gillian McKnight at Upland Habitat & Impact of Herbivores events

    Impacts of deer on upland habitats – presentation slides by Gillian McKnight

    These are the presentation slides used by Gillian McKnight at the Upland Habitats and Impact of Herbivores events.

    Impact indicators in upland habitats – information sheet

    This is a copy of an information sheet available at the Upland Habitat and Impact of Herbivores event.

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