28 May 2018
Agroforestry as sustainable land use

EURAF 2018 CONFERENCE: Opportunity for farmers to attend

10 June 2018
Open Farm Sunday at Sonning Farm

We will be showcasing our trials at Reading University Crops Research Unit



22 May 2018
Organic farming: new EU rules adopted

New regulation to come into effect 1 January 2021

21 May 2018
Defra release organic farming stats for 2017

Organic land area in UK slowly increasing



3 May 2018
Stop the dock!

A new technical guide for reducing docks on farmland

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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