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

Challenges of organic arable farming

Category: News
17 February 2017

Applications are open for a new 3-month online course on organic arable farming - 03 April 30 June 2017

The OK-Net Arable project aims to increase the productivity and quality of organic arable farming in Europe by improving knowledge exchange between farmers, advisers and researchers. To this end, an online course including material collected and produced by the project will be delivered. The objective of this course, is to enable students and professionals to familiarise themselves with the latest insights, context and concepts of organic arable farming and to provide them with new tools and practices to tackle current challenges related to production and crop protection.

At the end of the course, participants will be able to develop their own critical thinking, will become familiar with the emerging threats to organic arable farming and the main issues of debate including: soil fertility, nutrient management, pest and disease control, weed management and crop specific issues. Furthermore, trainees will share questions and information about new trends in organic arable farming at the European level.

For more information and to apply, download Call for applications

Keywords: arable

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