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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…

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    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

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    Digestate: The facts – Moray

    There is a new plant producing digestate at Port Gordon. It is producing a PAS110 product and they are actively offering it to farmers in the area. It is a…

    Road end at Newmills of Boyne our Soil & Nutrient Network Farm near Turriff

    Banffshire Soil & Nutrient Network: Save money with effective nutrient budgeting

    Save money with effective nutrient budgeting Can you make better use of organic manures on your farm?  Can your use of fertiliser be targeted better in order to improve efficiency…

    East Lothians Soil & Nutrient Network: 2nd meeting – Soil organic matter & organic manures

    The importance of soil organic matter, making the most of organic manures composts & wastes and nitrogen use efficiency. This is the second of three meetings to be held on…

    Crop sprayer

    Varieties Disease & Pest Control in Combinable Crops an Integrated Crop Management (ICM) approach – West Lothian

    Pesticide products that growers previously relied upon are being withdrawn due to the cost of re-registration or wider environmental concerns. Integrated Crop Management (ICM) is about developing a more integrated…

    Angus Crops and Costs – Brechin

    What is the vital information you need for the incoming arable season? Join us to find out from industry specialists: Dr. Fiona Burnett Julian Bell Fiona Burnett from the Crops…

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    Publications

    Identifying compaction in your fields

       

    Publication Type: Video Publication Year: 2018 Topics: Soils, Environment, Climate Change, and Water Management

    Options available for relieving compaction

    Publication Type: Video Publication Year: 2018 Topics: Biodiversity, Crop Health, Crops and Soils, Soils, Environment, Climate Change, and Water Management

    What the dry summer can tell us about our fields

    Publication Type: Video Publication Year: 2018 Topics: Soils, Environment, Climate Change, and Water Management
    photo of a cover crop mix including red clover

    Cover crops – Information note

    Cover Crops – Information note

    Photo showing the Valuing Your Soils Booklet on a concrete floor

    Valuing Your Soils – Practical Guidance for Scottish Farmers

    Valuing Your Soils – Practical Guidance for Scottish Farmers

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    Downloads

    Practical Guide: Use of Cover Crops

    This Practical Guide concentrates on the benefits of cover crops and how they can help your farm adapt in a changing climate.

    Topics: Soils and Climate Change

    Cover Crops – Information note

    This document contains information about various different cover crops that might be an option on your farm.

    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.

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