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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

    Prolonged dry spell – what can be done?

    We’ve had calls from across the country for what can be done in the face of the continued dry weather.  We asked a few experts for their advice: David Lawson,…

    Warm Weather Leads To Spike In Aphid And Midge Numbers

    The warm spell of weather has led to aphids flying into cereal crops and numbers are starting to build up on leaves and ears. Look for aphids on the leaves of winter and spring cereals on warm sunny days but stick to thresholds for treatment.

    Cereal Trials Open Evening, East Lothian – Post-event summary

    The East Lothian Cereal Trials Open Evening was held in glorious sunshine recently at Cauldshiel.  The theme of the event this year was on making the most of home markets…

    Managing the risk of ear diseases in cereals

    There are three grades  of ear disease in cereals  to worry about – those that can strip yield and cause food safety issues like fusarium, those that can strip yield…

    The challenge of managing spring barley disease in 2018

    After a late start to the season, spring barley crops are growing rapidly. Disease management needs in a shortened season can be hard to judge. Late season green leaf retention…

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    Events

    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…

    Cereal Trials Open Evening – East Lothian

    You can now find a full event summary of what happened at this event here.   You are cordially invited to view the SRUC East Lothian trials site  Courtesy of…

    Venues: Cauldshiel Farm Event Tags: East Topics: Crop and plant health

    Integrated pest management farm walk, Angus

    Join us for a farm walk to see how more effective use of pesticides could save you money, keep on the right side of regulations and improve the farm environment. …

    North East Organic Group – Farm Tour

    This will be the second meeting of year 2 of the NE Organic Farming Discussion Group. The meetings provide a fantastic opportunity for farmers, wither long established organic farmers or…

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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

    Take-All Root Disease

    Cauldshiel Open Day Hand Out – 28th June 2018

    Info note – Hot weather July2018

    Information Note – Summer 2018: Hot weather and potential risks to livestock health and welfare

    TN692 Spring Barley Weed Control

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