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    Sapling to Sawmill

    The A-Listed Capenoch House will form an impressive backdrop to the two free Farm Advisory Service (FAS) events in Dumfries and Galloway next month. The 19th-Century baronial property sits on…

    Crop Health update: Winter beans

    Nitrogen fixing crops such as winter beans obviously have advantages in a rotation, adding to soil fertility as well as adding diversity to rotations. Yields can be variable between seasons…

    Crop Health Winter Roadshows in partnership with AHDB

    Inspiring events for cereals and oilseeds growers, focusing on innovations and science which will raise the efficiency and sustainability of Scottish arable production. Regionally relevant topics are curated by AHDB…

    Cold snap may arrest crop disease development

    Crop brairds in Scottish winter cereals have benefited from the mild autumn and adequate moisture, which is in contrast to some regions in the south where crops have failed to…

    Stranraer Soil & Nutrient Network - second meeting - a group of farmers sitting around a table listening to a presentation from Dr Paul Hargreaves

    Stranraer Soil & Nutrient Network: 2nd meeting – event summary

    Using home-grown resources This was the second meeting of the Stranraer Soil & Nutrient Network.  The evening opened with a quick recap about Balwherrie – the host farm for this…

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    Events

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    NVZ and Nutrient Budget Workshop – Laurencekirk

    Do you farm within the Stonehaven & Forfar areas of the Strathmore, Fife and Angus NVZ? NVZ rules have been in place within the Stonehaven and Forfar area for many years…

    Getting Greener Grass: How to make the most of the grazing season (Melrose) – A Soil Association event

    With the combination of snow and drought last year, it’s likely that by the end of February your feed stocks will be getting low. But how can you get your…

    Getting Greener Grass: How to make the most of the grazing season (Lockerbie) – A Soil Association event

    With the combination of snow and drought last year, it’s likely that by the end of February your feed stocks will be getting low. But how can you get your…

    Getting Greener Grass: How to make the most of the grazing season (Perth) – A Soil Association event

    With the combination of snow and drought last year, it’s likely that by the end of February your feed stocks will be getting low. But how can you get your…

    Getting Greener Grass: How to make the most of the grazing season (Inverurie) – A Soil Association event

    With the combination of snow and drought last year, it’s likely that by the end of February your feed stocks will be getting low. But how can you get your…

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    Publications

    Soil & Nutrient Network: Case Study – Bielgrange, East Lothian

    Soil & Nutrient Network: Case Study – Bielgrange, East Lothian

    Publication Type: Soil & Nutrient Network Publication Year: 2018 Topics: Soils
    James Sloan, host farmer for the Ayrshire Soil & Nutrient Network

    Dorrmieston – Ayrshire’s Soil & Nutrient Network host farm

    Publication Type: Video Publication Year: 2018 Topics: Crops and Soils and Soils
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    Calculating the nutrient value of organic fertilisers

    The aim of this guide is to help farmers to evaluate more accurately the potential nutrient value supplied to crops from organic fertilisers such as livestock slurries and manures. This…

    Publication Type: Video Publication Year: 2018 Topics: Soils

    Farm Woodland News – Autumn 2018

    Farm Woodland News – Autumn 2018

    Publication Type: Farm Woodland News Publication Year: 2018 Topics: Crops and Soils and Farm Woodland

    AgriBusiness News January 2019

    AgriBusiness News January 2019

    Publication Type: Agribusiness News Publication Year: 2018 Topics: Livestock, Crops and Soils, Rural Business, and Discussion Groups
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    Downloads

    Soil & Nutrient Network: Case Study – Bielgrange, East Lothian

    Dumfriesshire Soil & Nutrient Network: final meeting – presentation slides, David Ross

    Presentation slides used by David Ross during the final Dumfriesshire Soil & Nutrient Network meeting in December 2018

    Topics: Soils

    Case Study: Productive Woodland Creation on Better Land

    This case study covers the afforestation of a 48ha woodland scheme on arable land in Aberdeenshire in 2017, owned by Aylsa Leslie and her family.

    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.

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