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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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    How Renewables can Improve Profits – Forfar

    Rural business margins are tightening and there is an increasing awareness of climate change.  Reductions in business carbon footprints are being demanded by consumers.  So how can you make financial…

    Women In Agriculture Argyll – Starting Out in Agri Environment

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

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    Stranraer Soil & Nutrient Network: 2nd Meeting

    With farm input costs escalating the focus is on maximising homegrown resources– including slurry and manure. This meeting will look at using soil samples to prepare a Nutrient Budget, taking…

    Curlew standing amongst cotton plants

    Curlew Conservation: The role of farmers, peatland and predators – Auchinleck * New Date *

    Are you interested in farm conservation or wanting to increase wildlife on your farm? We are holding an event in conjunction with RSPB and Soil Association Scotland to cover topics that…

    Moray Soil & Nutrient Network Farm – 2nd Meeting

    A meeting, not to be missed by anyone looking to improve farm profitability. The second meeting of the Moray Soil & Nutrient Network Farm. At this meeting, we will focus…

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    Publications

    Farm Management Handbook 2018/2019

    The 39th edition of the Farm Management Handbook is an essential tool for any progressive farm business, providing a comprehensive and up-to-date source of information for farmers, rural professionals, students…

    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

    Publication Year: 2018 Topics: Soils, Environment, Climate Change, and Water Management
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    Practical Guide: Making the most of on-site energy generation

    Practical Guide: Making the most of on-site energy generation

    Publication Type: Practical Guides Publication Year: 2018 Topics: Environment, Climate Change, and Rural Business

    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

    Publication Type: Technical Notes Publication Year: 2018 Topics: Soils, Environment, Climate Change, Water Management, and Rural Business

    TN704: Energy Storage and Demand Management

    TN704: Energy Storage and Demand Management  

    Publication Type: Technical Notes Publication Year: 2018 Topics: Environment and Climate Change
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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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