24 April 2019
Arable intercropping and variety trials

Field lab meeting at Roundhill Farm, near Swindon

5 June 2019
Integrating Farming and Forestry

Farm Woodland Forum annual meeting

17 April 2019
Formal objection to GM potato crop trial

Plans for new GM crop trial raise objections from leading environmental and farming organisations

17 April 2019
Agroecology and carbon neutrality in Europe by 2050

New french study on reducing greenhouse gases by transitioning to agroecology

21 March 2019
In adversity, what are farmers doing to be more resilient?

Opportunities, barriers and constraints in organic techniques helping to improve the sustainability of conventional farming


Fertility building leys field lab

18 June 2014

Fertility building leys in arable rotations and ruminant diets: Field lab 3 at Wimpole Hall Farm, Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 0BW

This Duchy Originals Future Farming Programme field lab, facilitated by ORC's Mark Measures will focus on:

  • Increased forage yield for sheep and cattle
  • Improved nitrogen fixation and release to following arable crops
  • Resilience to variable environmental conditions
  • Benefit for bees and other pollinators
  • Prepare for new Defra support for diverse mixtures in 2016
  • Discuss what mixtures might suit your farm

Meeting 2 - 18 June: At the second meeting at Wimpole Hole Farm, we will review plans for the field lab and experiences of attendees. Richard Morris (Farm Manager at Wimpole Farm) will also provide an overview of the species selection and establishment at Wimpole. We will also have a farm tour.

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