25 January 2018
Trees on livestock farms

AFINET meeting - Shropshire

15 February 2018
Trees on arable farms

AFINET meeting - Cambridgeshire



17 January 2018
Agroforestry innovation leaflets published

Factsheets produced by AGFORWARD on Innovation and best practice

16 January 2018
Challenges of organic arable farming

Free online course on OK-Net Arable



19 January 2018
Inspirational farmer-partner wanted for organic research farm

ORC wishes to appoint an inspirational share-farmer partner to manage its 80 ha Elm Farm in Berkshire from November 2018.

Events

GREATsoils Trial Demonstration Top Fruit

26 July 2017

Join us for a field day at Loddington Farm in Kent to find out more about useful and practical soil assessment tools in top fruit systems. This field day will look also look at outcomes of Loddingtons GREATsoils field trial comparing two different mixtures of flowering green manure stripes established in a newly planted apple orchard to encourage natural predators and add organic matter to soil. Soil assessment tests that are being compared are the NRM soil health suite, water infiltration rates, Visual Soil Assessment (VSA) and earthworm counts. We will have a short session on practical earthworm assessment as method to monitor soil biology on farm, as well as an introduction to smart soil mapping for improved soil health and nutrient management in horticultural systems.

More information and to book: here



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