18 May 2020
5th European Agroforestry Conference

Nuoro, Sardinia. Call for abstracts

7 July 2020
OF&G National Organic Combinable Crops 2020

NOCC20 will take place on John Pawsey’s Shimpling Park Farm in Suffolk



26 February 2020
Organic seed and organic heterogeneous material

Proposal for a toolbox for identification and description of organic heterogeneous material

22 February 2020
Help people to bake a better future, one loaf at a time

The 11th annual international Real Bread Week runs from 22 February to 1 March



21 January 2020
Organic Research Centre starts 40th year at new headquarters

ORC is now operational from Trent Lodge in Cirencester.

Mr. Phil Sumption

Job title

Research Communications (freelance)

Contact details

Email prefix: phil.s (add suffix @organicresearchcentre.com)
Phone: +44(0)1488 646251 - extn. 6251
Postal address: Trent Lodge,Stroud Road, Cirencester, Gloucestershire GL7 6JN

Personal webpage

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.