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    A group of farmers & an agricultural consultant discussing rushes

    Optimising Farm Nutrients – Winning the battle against rushes in Upland systems – event summary

    Grassland in Scotland has seen a significant increase in rush infestation with rushes establishing in fields where there has not been a problem in living memory. This meeting laid out…


    Diversification: Woodlands & Renewables (Stranraer) – event summary

    Have you wondered about diversifying into woodlands or renewables? This meeting aims to inform farmers and land owners the future financial and business potential in both woodland and renewable energy as well as highlighting funding sources for these types of projects.

    River and river bank

    Managing Water Margins & Priority Catchment Area Update – event summary

    The event focused on outlining the implications of the new priority catchment areas in Dumfriesshire and considered options for the effective management of water margins. After the opening of the…

    Man talking about water pumps

    Slurry, Soil & Money – event summary

    Slurry, soil & money – It’s not what you have, it’s what you do with what you have! There was a great turnout of approximately 45 farmers to this meeting…

    Profitable farming in a changing climate – event summary

    Milnathort farmer Mark Thomson welcomed Environment Secretary Roseanna Cunningham MSP to the family farm Tillyrie on Monday 12th December for a meeting showcasing cost effective measures farmers can take to…

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    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…

    Venues: The Mustard Seed Cafe Event Tags: North east Topics: Climate change

    Improving Efficiency in Small Scale Beef Production – Darvel

    Small Scale Beef Producers Small scale beef producers are integral and vital component of the Scottish rural economy. This meeting aims to enable attendees to improve output and optimise inputs…

    Venues: Newlands Farm Event Tags: South, South west, and West Topics: Climate change
    Farming & Water Scotland Stand at AgriScot

    Farming & Water Scotland – AgriScot

    We’re heading back to AgriScot this year – held at Ingliston, Edinburgh Visit the Farming and Water Scotland stand to hear how other farmers have reduced diffuse pollution risk and how it has…

    Ancient woodland with bluebell carpet

    Evening Workshop: Woodland Creation & Management on Farms – Alexandria

    Woodland Creation This evening workshop will highlight a range of woodland priorities within Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park and explore the different types and scale of woodland management and creation…

    Integrated Crop Management Roadshow

    Integrated Crop Management uses all the potential options available to the grower to increase the yield of the crop and cut the costs involved. This is balanced with responsibility and…

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    Farm Scale Renewable Energy

    SFAS Farm Renewables brochure 25.4.2017

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    Better Returns Programme – Management & Control of Common Rush

    Funding for Woodland Creation & Woodland Management presentation slides from Ayrshire meeting

    Presentation slides about funding for woodland creation & management from the Ayrshire ‘Winning the battle against rushes in upland systems’ October meeting.

    Winning the battle against rushes in upland systems – presentation slides

    Presentation slides used at the ‘Winning the battle against rushes in upland systems’ meeting, October 2017

    Scottish Natural Heritage – Engaging farmers in biodiversity

    Engaging farmers in biodiversity solutions is an SNH-led project that is working to understand how farmers value wildlife and what they see as important in terms of conservation. It will help to identify what support is
    required for farmers to engage more actively in shaping their own solutions for biodiversity outcomes on the farm.

    Wind Energy (TN683)

    The wind resource in Scotland is the highest in Europe and in recent years there has seen a huge number of turbines installed; many of them by farmers. A wind turbine can provide low carbon energy for use within a farm business or provide an additional revenue stream from export of electricity. Once installed, farming activity can continue around turbines and land take is minimal. This technical note examines the opportunities for development of new wind power projects by farms and rural businesses.

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