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Did you know you can get specialist advice on crop and plant health, 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

    News

    Clubroot pressure builds

    Clubroot is a major issue in rape in Scotand’s arable rotations with over 50% of fields used for oilseed rape carrying the disease – and in areas like Aberdeenshire the…

    Crop health: Management of barley pests & diseases (Islay) – event summary

    A meeting for Islay barley farmers (9 growers representing 60% of the total on the island) at Rockside Farm / Kilchoman distillery, a farm distillery set-up.  The meeting was arranged…

    Ladybird

    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…

    Getting winter barley off to a healthy start

    With the winter barley harvest in Scotland almost complete, planning for the 2019 crop begins. Selecting seed of a good health status has always been important but emerging issues with…

    Cereal Trials Open Evening: Lanarkshire – Post-event summary

    The FAS Lanarkshire crops trials open evening was recently held at Drumalbin farm. In a marked change from last years weather sunglasses and sunscreen were the order of the day…

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    Events

    Barley crop health: An update on pest and disease management (Shetland)

    An update for growers about pest and disease management and the best practices for maintaining crop health while minimalizing environmental risk. There will also be a reminder about Greening &…

    Venues: Sumburgh Hotel Event Tags: Shetland Topics: Crop and plant health

    Crop health: Management of barley pests & diseases (Islay)

    There are 8, soon to be 10, working distilleries on the Isle of Islay and are major contributors to Scotland’s Food & Drink industry. Spring barley is therefore an important…

    North East Organic Group – Tap o’ North Farm Visit

    This meeting offers the opportunity to see round the Tap o’ North Farm market garden and hear about a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) horticultural unit using permaculture and bio-intensive methods….

    Cereals in Practice – Aberdeenshire

    The Cereals in Practice event at Saphock Farm in Aberdeenshire was held on 5th July in glorious sunshine which allowed everyone attending (estimated to be 120-130 as several attendees avoided…

    Cereal Trials Open Evening – Lanarkshire

    You are invited to view the SRUC Lanarkshire trials site Courtesy of J & J Bannatyne, Drumalbin Farm. This event gives the opportunity to view the SRUC trial plots. These…

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    Publications

    Technical note (TN671): Management of boron in soils for crops

    Technical note (TN671): Management of boron in soils for crops

    Technical note (TN668): Managing soil phosphorus

    Technical note (TN668): Managing soil phosphorus

    TN664: Management of cobalt in grassland soils

    TN664: Management of cobalt in grassland soils

    TN687 – Managing Arable Farmland for Biodiversity

    TN687 Managing Arable Farmland for Biodiversity

    TN696 – Recommended grass and clover varieties 2017-2018

    Technical note (TN696): Recommended grass and clover varieties 2017-2018  

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    Downloads

    FAS Barley Crop Health 30.08.2018 Main presentation

    FAS Barley Crop Health 30.08.2018 Prof Fiona Burnett

    Cereals in Practice Booklet 2018

    Cereals in Practice is a unique event, bringing variety trials and research together in one place to create a must-attend date for anyone interested in cereal farming and associated industries. The aim of the event is to showcase and bring together the messages arising from Scottish Government funded work on sustainable cereal production from the main research providers SRUC and James Hutton Institute.

    Take-All Root Disease

    Cauldshiel Open Day Hand Out – 28th June 2018

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