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Wakelyns Agroforestry. Photo credit: Maja Lindstrom

Wakelyns Agroforestry: Resilience through diversity

A revised new edition of this publication explaining the on-farm research carried out at the innovative and pioneering Wakelyns.

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Wakelyns Agroforestry. Photo credit: Maja Lindstrom
A revised new edition of this publication explaining the on-farm research carried out at the innovative and pioneering Wakelyns.
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James Butterworth is leading OGA's Organic Grower podcast
The Organic Grower Podcast is an OGA initiative which aims to be practical in focus, getting straight into the nitty-gritty of people’s growing practices and business operations.
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Living mulch at Bucksum. Aber ace white clover and carrots. Photo: David Newman
This Organic Research Centre webinar features two farmers talking about their experiences of living mulches in arable and horticulture systems.
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Tree hay: Photo credit Lynbreck Croft
Soil Association Scotland webinar discussing how tree hay can be a valuable way to supplement winter forage and support livestock nutrition and welfare.
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N fixing nodules Alnus glutinosa. Photo: Clo Ward
This Innovative Farmers webinar provides an update on research into perennial green manures and opportunities to get involved in a field lab.
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Session from 2024 Oxford Real Farming Conference featuring grower Iain Tolhurst (Tolly) and "biological nutrition" farmer Tim Parton discussing soil health at scale.
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Irrigating leeks. Photo: Phil Sumption
A practical guide to designing, installing and using irrigation systems for market gardeners.
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Crimson and persian clovers: Photo Phil Sumption
DiverIMPACTS case studies across Europe highlight why crop diversification strategies have been successful and what challenges needed to be overcome to achieve success.
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Stream Buffer Strips. Courtesy of Christian Gossel. CC BY
The ORC whole farm sustainability assessment tool offers unrivalled access to knowledge for researchers and farmers alike through an easy-to-navigate interface.
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Chillies - Culinaris. Photo: Phil Sumption
Footage of a workshop session held at Organic Matters 2022 exploring vegetable landraces, diverse varieties, and the celebration and culture of seed.
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EIP Ancient Cereals Trials
Final report for a project based on the premise that ancient or heritage wheats may be more suitable for organic and low-input production and better adapted to marginal environments than 'modern' high-yielding varieties.
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Bee on phacelia
This publication from the Landworkers' Alliance highlights what pioneers of agroecology in the UK are doing to create a productive and sustainable agriculture.
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FiBL handbook aiming to create a common toolbox of knowledge-based strategies for organic pig producers and presents best practice examples from across Europe for inspiration.
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Intercropping. Photo credit: John Pawsey
Footage recorded at the ORFC 2020 session on 'The future of agroecological weed management.' Mike Mallett of Maple Farm Kelsale shares insights into approaches to weed management he is implementing on his diverse 350 acre organic farm in Suffolk.
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Brassicas
A series of leaflets divided in to different crop types covering the weed management options available to you within an organic system.
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Soil Test Calendar screengrab
Which soil tests to do, when to do them, which fields and where on the fields to test to get a representative sample.
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Alex Heffron using a plate meter
Alex Heffron uses a plate meter to monitor the volume of forage available in fields across his farm allowing him to improve grass growth and soil health with mob grazing.
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3 key soil tests
Spring and autumn are the best times to do soil tests. Try the three most important and easy soil tests you can do yourself on your land to understand soil health.
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Farm Shop
Exploration of the concept of food quality, looking at differences in sustainability between organic and conventional food production.
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Diverse cropping in market garden
This Soil Association PDF provides an overview of what you may need to take into consideration when planning rotations for field crops.
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Defra webpage with information about how to convert your farm to organic.
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Sheep in organic pasture
Read about the four IFOAM principles of organic agriculture.
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Technical information to help you manage the clover content of your swards in ways that will benefit your sheep stocking rates.
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Manure
Practical recommendations for improving soil phosphate (P) availability for your crops; maintaining levels and maximising on P inputs.
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