Crop and plant health

    News

    Improving Crop Health & Business Resilience (Lanark) – event summary

    It is becoming increasingly challenging for cereal growers faced with unpredictable weather, loss of chemistry and new and increasing disease threats. This has been shown this year with the explosion…

    Cereal Trials Open Evening: Improving Crop Health & Business Resilience – event summary

    The SFAS crop health and business resilience event highlighted a positive outlook for grain markets, promising new varieties for wheat and barley, declines in disease sensitivity to some fungicides, changes…

    North East Organic Discussion Group: Second Meeting – event summary

    This was the second meeting of the NE Organic  Farming Group. It was hosted by Alastair Wilson, Upper Wheedlemont, Rhynie – an excellent example of a well established organic farm….

    Growing a Grass Wedge: Rotational & Paddock Grazing Tips for Cattle & Sheep 2 – event summary

    The meeting followed up the initial meeting in March about starting a paddock/rotational grazing system, by visiting a farmer who is starting a paddock grazing system, and discussing the issues…

    Having a Field Day with Grass (Stornoway) – event summary

    Event Summary It was standing room only at the Lewis and Harris Auction Mart on Friday 24 March when crofters, young and old alike, packed in to hear Franz Brulisauer…

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    Events

    Islay Barley: Improving Crop Health

    At this meeting, we will be sharing information about the latest spring barley varieties and promoting awareness of crop health and disease management using an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach.

    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…

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    Field Lab: Cultivating soil health, Fife – A Soil Association event

    Cultivating Soil Health We will be going to a new site for this field lab at a farm in Fife. Cereals have been directly drilled into a green manure, &…

    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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    Field Lab: Good Green Manures, Alloa – A Soil Association event

    Green manures should be good for your crops and your soil.   Green manures – do they make enough of a difference to justify their cost?  And which ones work…

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    Downloads

    Pollinator Strategy for Scotland

    Powerpoint_North east organic group 2

    Powerpoint_Growing a Grass Wedge

    PowerPoint – Cropping Alternatives

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