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Did you know you can get specialist advice on soil management, 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

    Integrated Crop Management and New Technology (Borders)

    Jorin and Aidan Grimsdale of Mountfair Farming have seen a significant reduction in soil compaction following the introduction of controlled traffic farming in their arable fields. The business has been…

    Roxburghshire Soil & Nutrient Network Farm – Meeting 2

    The second meeting of the Roxburghshire Soil and Nutrient Network Farm took place in early November.  The meeting began in Stichill Village Hall where various topics on each of the major nutrients were covered. 

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    Slurry spreading guidelines for NVZ

    The welcome decision by Scottish Government to assess individual farmers needs to allow the spreading of slurry within the closed period, will come as a welcome relief to many farmers…

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    Dumfries: PLANET Scotland for NVZ records workshop – Event Summary

    PLANET Scotland is free software produced by the Scottish Government.  It helps you to use the most up to date advice on producing fertiliser recommendations.  Information on soil nutrient levels,…

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    Using PLANET Scotland workshop: Dumfries – Event Summary

    PLANET Scotland PLANET Scotland is free software produced by the Scottish Government.  It helps you to use the most up to date advice on producing fertiliser recommendations.  Information on soil…

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    Events

    Soil MucK and Money: Targeting resources for maximum return – Orkney

    This is a Soil Association Scotland event A practical day looking at soil management and how to best utilise inputs for increased profitability, to produce optimum yields and return on…

    Soil MucK and Money: Targeting resources for maximum return – A Soil Association event

    A practical day looking at soil management and how to best utilise inputs for increased profitability, to produce optimum yields and return on investment. Come along and get your soil…

    NVZ & Nutrient Planning Workshop (Borders)

    For those farming within Nitrate Vulnerable Zones, NVZ plans must be in place by 1st March each year.  This workshop will provide farmers in the Lothians & Borders NVZ with…

    Integrated Crop Management and Soils – Perth

    Integrated Crop Management approaches are vital to combat the reduction in pesticide products now available on the market. This meeting will take a look ahead at crop and soil management…

    Get a Grip on Greening! – Inverurie

    This is a Soil Association event The Greening rules are changing! So it’s time to get to grips with Greening – to make it work for you, your business and…

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    Publications

    Technical Note: (TN685) Sulphur Recommendations for Crops

    Sulphur (S) is an essential crop nutrient that has received less attention in the past as the supply from industrial emissions sources have been sufficient to meet annual requirements for…

    Technical note (TN657): Management of copper in soils for cereals

    The soils of Scotland have developed from a range of complex geological parent materials that vary widely in composition. In the relatively young soils over much of the UK, the parent material remains the dominant factor in determining the soil copper status.

    Technical note (TN656): Soils information, texture and liming

    Scotland’s soils have been comprehensively surveyed, classified, and studied over the past 75 years. Understanding and using this information at the farm level has up till now been difficult due to its complexity and the accessibility of information.

    Technical note (TN655): Fertiliser recommendations for soft fruit and rhubarb crops

    Soft fruit crops tend to be in the ground for several years. It is therefore very important to address problems of soil acidity and nutrient deficiency before planting, since it will be much more difficult to do so once crops have been planted.

    Technical notes (TN652): Fertiliser recommendations for grassland

    The main limitations to grass production are temperature, moisture, soil pH, soil drainage and structure, and nitrogen (N). This technical note shows how to calculate the optimal amount of N that should be applied.

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    Peebleshire Soil & Nutrient Network – Nutrient Budgeting presentation slides 22.08.17

    These are the presentation slides from the 3rd meeting of the Peebleshire Soil & Nutrient Network on 22.08.17

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