22 June 2017
Agroforestry 2017

Improving productivity for farmers and foresters

6 July 2017
National Organic Combinable Crops (NOCC) 2017

OF&G's flagship event will be held in Hampshire



17 March 2017
Multi-agency GM potato objection

ORC joins with others to express concerns over GM potato trial

10 March 2017
Countryside Stewardship opens for 2017

The third year of the Countryside Stewardship scheme is open for applications



1 February 2017
The future of UK organic support

Defra minister announces continued support post-Brexit

Mr. Phil Sumption

Job title

Research Communications Officer

Contact details

Email prefix: phil.s (add suffix @organicresearchcentre.com)
Phone: 01488 658298 - extn. 533
Postal address: Elm Farm, Hamstead Marshall, Newbury, RG20 OHR

Academic qualifications

B.Sc (Honours) in Rural Environment Studies - Wye College, University of London

Main roles and responsibilities

Collating and preparing information for publication in the form of briefing notes, factsheets, technical guides, bulletins, webpages, website news items and press releases to a wide range of target audiences, including producers, food businesses, advisers, researchers and policy-makers.

Assisting with policy evaluation and sustainability assessment research.

Assisting in the development of conferences, research workshops and other events and developing new education / training initiatives.

Research interests

Organic horticultural systems, weeds, pests and diseases, seeds, varieties and plant breeding.

External activities

Selected publications

Crawley K, van Krimpen M (editor): Smith J, Gerrard C, Sumption P (Eds.) (2015) Fulfilling 100% organic poultry diets: Concentrates. ICOPP Technical Notes, No. 1. Organic Research Centre.

Crawley K (editor): Smith J, Gerrard C, Sumption P (Eds.) (2015) Fulfilling 100% organic poultry diets: Roughage and foraging from the range. ICOPP Technical Notes, No. 2. Organic Research Centre.

Crawley K (editor): Smith J, Gerrard C, Sumption P (Eds.) (2015) (2015) Fulfilling 100% organic pig diets: Concentrates. ICOPP Technical Notes, No. 3. Organic Research Centre.

Crawley K (editor): Smith J, Gerrard C, Sumption P (Eds.) (2015)Fulfilling 100% organic pig diets: Feeding roughage and foraging from the range. ICOPP Technical Notes, No. 4. Organic Research Centre.

Davies G, Sumption P, Rosenfeld A (2010) Pest and Disease Management for Organic Farmers, Growers and Smallholders. Crowood Press

Click here to see Phil Sumption's publications on Organic eprints.