This is a recording of the first in a series of three webinars for autumn 2020 focusing on Water Margin Management. For the first webinar the topics discussed…Read More >
With evidence mounting that insect populations are declining, farmers are being encouraged to act now to save these vitally important species. While some can be classified as pests, many –…Read More >
Farming is a high pressure industry and while the lifestyle is great, at times of great uncertainty it is easy to become overwhelmed. With the challenges of Brexit and now…Read More >
This is the second of two meetings on electrical efficiency. Do you run a dryer or ventilation system with fans on your farm, do you want to know how to…Read More >
This is the first of two meetings on electrical efficiency. Do you run a refrigeration, chilling or freezing system on your farm, do you want to know how to improve…Read More >
Alex is joined by Iain Boyd to discuss the potential of renewables in farms across Scotland. The potential our landscape and geography have for different types of renewable energy, and…Read More >
Natural enemies, their lifestyles and how to promote them A diversity of invertebrate species inhabit farmland. Some are pests, but many are beneficial providing ecosystem services that support agricultural production.…Read More >
A diversity of invertebrate species inhabit farmland. Some are pests, but many are beneficial providing ecosystem services that support agricultural production. Earthworms, springtails and millipedes break down organic matter,
ensuring nutrients are recycled back to the soil. Bumblebees, hoverflies and solitary bees are key visitors to crop flowers increasing yields in insect pollinated crops such as oilseed rape, raspberries and field beans. Then there are the wide variety of predatory and parasitic invertebrates that provide a crucial first line of defence against pests such as slugs, aphids and pollen beetles. With the range of pesticides available to farmers becoming increasingly limited, it has never been more important to promote these crucial natural enemies.
The idea of selling the carbon that will be captured in your new woodland is gaining traction.
With carbon funding providing finance which can allow a project to go ahead, it’s good for you, good for the carbon buyer and good for the climate. But as with any funding opportunity, there are rules and regulations.Read More >
During the depths of lockdown, the daily routine was unchanged for farmers and crofters. However, for another section of society things were changing drastically with many finding themselves out of…Read More >