Innovative Farmers is a not for profit network giving farmers research support and funding on their own terms. Groups of farmers come together for practical ‘field labs’, carrying out hands-on research on topics such as weed control, animal welfare and disease resistance. Discover more via the online portal.
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Potato blight - is the answer beneath the covers?
Potatoes grown in the UK are at risk from 26 different diseases. It is vital therefore to investigate methods and varieties that reduce the cost...blog
A useful note produced as part of an Innovative Farmers field lab, which focuses on the lifecycle of leatherjackets and outlines some of the management and biological control options.resource
Making the Most of Green Manures
Improve your understanding of how to use green manures and the many potential ways in which they can benefit your farm business with this audio visual guide.resource
Improving the targeting of mastitis treatments
Farmers working to develop a procedure to help effectively identify and treat mastitis, through an innovative field lab.resource
How Trees Can Improve the Resilience of your Farm
Some pointers on how you can use trees to improve your farm land and farm management.resource
Peat-free woodchip compost for growing media
Interesting insights from a trial evaluating the use of woodchip compost as a viable peat-free growing media for growers.resource
Controlling Rushes Without Chemicals
Practical guidance produced from a Scottish field lab to help manage and control field rushes and improve swards and livestock productivity.resource