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Grazing Cover Crops with Sheep

Innovative Farmers virtual workshop. Cover cropping ahead of spring drilling can help protect soils over-winter, reduce nutrient losses and return organic matter. Grazing of cover crops by sheep can potentially reduce feed costs, return nitrogen in a readily available form and reduce the reliance on glyphosate to terminate cover crops. However, if not managed correctly, […]

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PFLA Webinar: Talking Soil – Nicole Masters in conversation with Tim Williams

The PFLA are very excited to be able to bring to you one of the leading advocates and knowledge bases of regenerative farming practices. During this session Nicole will discuss the absolute importance of soil health within a pastured system, touching on the science around regenerative farming techniques. She will illustrate a road map to […]

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Alternatives to Anthelmintics: Natural methods of worm control in sheep

Soil Association Scotland webinar. Are you experiencing resistance to anthelmintics in your sheep? Would you like to reduce their use? Join us online with experts Spiridoula Athanasiadou and Caroline Chylinski of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) to discuss: Grazing sheep on heather Adding naturally occurring fungi (Duddingtonia flagrans) to feed Benefits and challenges of alternative approaches […]

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Soil health and function in arable farming systems

Speakers: Rick Davies (Northampton Monitor Farm) & Jamie Stotzka (Frontier Agriculture) This AHDB session will explore the elements of soil health and their connection and influence on soil function. Particular focus areas will include the influence of farming practice on soil health as well as biological systems and, in particular, the beneficial aspects and maintenance of balanced soil […]

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Using clover to drive performance with reduced Nitrogen inputs

Join AHDB’s Grass and Forage Scientist, Siwan Howatson, and Helen Mathieu, Area Sales Manager at Germinal for this AHDB webinar looking at the use of red and white clover to improve performance. The webinar will be suitable for beef, sheep and dairy farmers – there will be advice on how to assess clover content in your […]

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Soil structure assessments masterclass

Interested in your soil health?  This AHDB webinar will be a practical session looking at how to assess your soil structure, using a VESS assessment, and your earthworm numbers across the farm.  Use this information to inform management practices and hear how this has been put into practice on the AHDB Strategic Farms.  Led by […]

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Strategic dairy farm launch – The Farm, Shropshire

Join AHDB on June 3rd for the launch of The Farm where they will be reviewing Tim Downes current performance and processes as well as hearing more about his future ambitions for the farm over the next three years. Since 2000, Tim and Louise Downes have run The Farm organically. Their approach focuses on working […]

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How to monitor for key insect pests and beneficials

With the reduction in availability of key inputs, the need for integrated pest management has become even more important. But, do you know what and how many pollinators and beneficials that you are encouraging on your farm? Join this AHDB Strategic Farm Week webinar to discover how to set up, monitor, analyse and use the […]

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Sustainable land management

Land Management 2.0 webinar series dedicated to ‘transforming the future of land management.’ The 60 minute FREE webinar is co-hosted by Tim Hopkin, Founder of The Land App, and Matthew Morris, Land Steward at The Duchy of Cornwall, with two guest speakers and a live Q&A. In this webinar  Russ Carrington will be talking about […]

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Virtual Field Day: Multispecies Leys part 2

This virtual event is part of a 2 part series in a collaboration between Agricology, FABulous Farmers, Duchy College,  AgriTech Cornwall,  FWAGSW,  and Rothamsted Research.   Multispecies leys combine complementary grass, legume and herb species. A more diverse sward can provide greater resilience to climate extremes, benefits for animal health, soil quality and biodiversity. Learning about multispecies leys is a work in progress and […]

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Innovative Farmers: Can we graze sheep on Lucerne?

A group of farmers in Norfolk have teamed up with researchers to investigate whether it’s possible for lucerne to provide extended grazing for sheep in the UK. Join us for an online discussion of this farmer-led research. David Cross, farms a dry mixed farm in North Norfolk and started the trial as he was looking […]

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The Greatest Online Agricultural Show: Innovation for Agriculture

  Innovation for Agriculture are delighted to announce the launch of The Greatest Online Agricultural Show, an online based agricultural show that we are proud to be supporting. In these difficult times, the impact of the necessary cancellation of agricultural shows will be felt throughout the agricultural community. The Greatest Online Agricultural Show is an […]

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CFE Virtual Field Day: Trees, Carbon & Climate Change

Championing the Farmed Environment invites you to an evening webinar of presentations and discussions on trees, carbon & climate change; the role of farming in achieving net zero. Ceris Jones from the NFU and Chris Waterfield from the Forestry Commission will be on the panel alongside Neil Furniss of Caynton House Farm. The government has committed to increase […]

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Future of Land Management – Webinar Series (weekly)

A huge range of rural organisations have got together to organise a series of Zoom webinars for everyone involved in land management – yes, EVERYONE! For those involved in farmer-led landscape scale conservation, this affords an opportunity to match up YOUR group with ideas, funding, and emerging markets. These sessions aim to explain and join […]

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National Organic Combinable Crops 2020

  OF&G National Organic Combinable Crops 2020 was due to take place at John Pawsey’s Shimpling Park Farm in Suffolk on 7 July. However, in light of the Government‘s recent announcement to extend COVID-19 restrictions and given the likelihood that we will not see a sudden return to full freedom of travel for some time […]

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Virtual Field Day (LEAF) Integrated Pest Management in Arable

Virtual field day looking at how IPM is working for arable farms in the LEAF Network of Demonstration Farms and Innovation Centres. LEAF’s Lucy Bates will be joined by: Alastair Leake, farmer of the GWCT’s Allerton Project, a LEAF Innovation Centre that have been trialling and demonstrating IPM in action at their commercial farm in […]

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Virtual Field Day: Intercropping in Arable Systems

Intercropping in arable systems   Intercropping offers the potential for more efficient resource utilisation, reducing pest and disease pressure and better competition with weeds. Members of the Innovative Farmers Field Lab on Intercropping in Arable systems have been experimenting with a range of intercropping and companion cropped mixtures on their farms.  David Casebow, at Sonning Farm […]

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Virtual Field Day: Getting started with Agroecological farming

Agriculture is facing huge challenges; blackgrass, antibiotic resistance, extremes of weather and volatile supply chains, are forcing us to consider other ways of doing things. Agroecology provides an opportunity to all farmers and growers to enhance their farming systems to become more resilient, efficient and sustainable. This virtual field day will provide an opportunity to […]

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Virtual Field Day: Multispecies Leys

This virtual event is part 1 of a 2 part series in a collaboration between Agricology, FABulous Farmers, Duchy College, AgriTech Cornwall, FWAGSW and Rothamsted Research.   Multispecies leys combine complementary grass, legume and herb species. A more diverse sward can provide greater resilience to climate extremes, benefits for animal health, soil quality and biodiversity. Learning about multispecies leys is a work in progress […]

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Cereals Live: Non Chemical Approaches

This years Cereals is going online! Check out the range of fascinating webinars and exhibitors www.cerealsevent.co.uk Chaired by Tom Allen-Stevens, CPM Editor With the pesticide armoury available to UK arable growers shrinking fast due to regulation or resistance, this session explores other cost-effective solutions to tackle weeds, pests and disease. • Dr Roma Gwynn of […]

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Agricology Field Days 2019

We are excited to be hosting our Agricology Field Days 2019 in conjunction with WWF! Come and see agroecology in practice, with farmers and researchers sharing knowledge and experiences in the field. These events are being kindly sponsored by WWF. Join us for a farm walk, a bite to eat and talk to people innovating with agroecological […]

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Agricology Field Day – Joe Rolfe Talks Integrated Pest Management & Biological Control

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) and Biological Control Want to learn more about IPM and biological control? Join us in the field for a discussion and farm walk on 14th August 2019 with Joe Rolfe, who will be sharing his passions on the potential of beneficial insects in field scale horticulture. For the past few years he […]

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Agricology Field Day – Andy Howard Talks Intercropping, Cover Crops & No Till

Diversity in action: Intercropping, companion cropping and cover crops Want to learn more about diversity? As part of the Agricology Field Days 2019, this is your opportunity to join us in the field with Andy Howard on Bockhanger Farm on 11th July for a discussion and farm walk on all things related to intercropping, companion […]

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Agricology Field Day – Rob Havard Talking Diverse Pastures

Diverse pastures: win-win for livestock health, wildlife and your pocket! Come and join us in the field as part of the Agriology Field Days to share ideas and experiences on low-input livestock, diverse pastures and initial findings from research trials on the farm. Rob Havard’s pedigree Angus suckler herd graze on diverse natural pastures, including […]

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