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Rosemary

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Soil Association Scotland Events Autumn 2018
« on: October 14, 2018, 10:03:35 am »
[/color]Making Woodland Work for You: Creation, management and funding[/b][/url][/u][/color][/font]
[/size]Thursday 18th October, 1.00 – 4.00pm, [/size][/size]Rottal Estate, Glen Clova, Kirriemuir, Angus[/color][/font][/size]
[/color]A practical walk and talk afternoon exploring the benefits of woodland creation and management, as well as funding opportunities. Includes discussion on what to plant, where and why; managing existing woodland and accessing available support. Come along to hear and discuss what trees can do for you. Speakers from Forestry Commission Scotland, Woodland Trust Scotland and [/color]ASHS[/url][/u][/color], with Dee Ward of Rottal Estate. Free to farmers, foresters and land managers. Booking is required. [/color]Book online[/url][/u][/color], call Lyn on 07899 791 748 or [/color]email[/email][/u][/color]. Funding for this activity is made available through the SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (which is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union), with partner funding from Quality Meat Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Innovative Farmers and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.[/color][/font]
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[/color][/color]Plant Teams Field Lab: Can plant mixtures improve soil health and crop yield?[/b][/color][/font]
[/size]Tuesday 23rd October, 10.30am–4pm[/size][/color][/size], [/size]Balmaise Community Centre, Linnwood Drive, Leven, KY8 5AE  [/font]
[/color][/color]Soil Association Scotland is teaming up with the James Hutton Institute on a field lab, part of a Europe-wide project, to trial crop mixtures or ‘plant teams’. We want to test the potential that inter-cropping peas and beans, for example, has to improve Scottish soils, yield stability and resilience as well as to supress pests and diseases. Come hear from experts Ali Karley (The James Hutton Institute) and Robin Walker (SRUC) to find out which crops might work best together on your farm. We’ll also visit Durie Farms, where Doug Christie has been successfully growing plant teams for many years, to see what equipment he uses for separating crops. Free lunch and hot refreshments provided. Free to farmers and land managers. Booking is required. Book [/color]here. For more information call Clem on 0131 666 2474, or email[/email][/u]. Funding for this activity is made available through the SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (which is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union), with partner funding from Quality Meat Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Innovative Farmers and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.[/i][/font]
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[/color]For Peat's Sake! How restoring peatland can help your farm[/b][/color][/size]
[/color]Monday 29 October, 9:30am – 15:30pm[/b] [/b]Glass Village Hall, Huntly[/b][/color][/font]
[/color]First in a series of practical events looking at the benefits of peatland restoration for upland farms. Come and find out what funding is available and how restoring peatlands can reduce black loss, make the least accessible areas of the hill more productive, reduce flooding, retain water in dry weather and improve soil. The Heather Trust will lead a visit to Edinglassie Estate, where Malcolm Hay has been restoring peatlands. Speakers are from ScotFWAG, IUCN UK Peatland Programme and SNH Peatland Action. Free to farmers and land managers. Booking is required. [/color]Book online,  Jane on 0131 666 2474 or email[/email][/u]. Funding is provided through SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (which is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union) with partner funding from Scottish Water and RSPB Scotland. (This event is part of a wider KTIF programme, Farming With Nature.)
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[/color]For Peat's Sake! How restoring peatland can help your farm[/b][/color][/size]
[/color]Tuesday 30 October, 10.00am – 15:00pm,[/b] [/b]Callander, Stirling[/b][/color][/font]
[/color]Second in a series of practical events looking at the benefits of peatland restoration for upland farms. Come and find out what funding is available and how restoring peatlands can reduce black loss, make the least accessible areas of the hill more productive, reduce flooding, retain water in dry weather and improve soil. Speakers are from ScotFWAG, IUCN UK Peatland Programme and SNH Peatland Action. Free to farmers and land managers. Booking is required. [/color]Book online[/url][/u],  Jane on 0131 666 2474 or email[/email][/u]. Funding is provided through SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (which is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union) with partner funding from Scottish Water and RSPB Scotland. (This event is part of a wider KTIF programme, Farming With Nature.)
[/color] [/color][/color]How’s your Silage? Getting the best out of what you’ve got.[/color][/font][/size] Wednesday 7th November, 10am – 3pm, Sandwick Community Hall, Orkney[/font][/color]Event kindly supported by William Shearer[/b][/color][/size][/color]A practical day looking at the importance of silage analysis: understanding dry matter, intake, nutritional needs and building a diet. How to make best use of home-grown forage and save on inputs. Speakers include Robert Gilchrist, Farm Profit Programme Advisor and livestock consultant, and Steven Wylie of Swartland Farm, Dounby. Free of charge to farmers and land managers Booking is required. [/color]Book online[/u][/color],[/color] call Lyn on 07899 791 748 or [/color]email[/u][/color]. Funding for this activity is made available through the SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (which is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union), with partner funding from Quality Meat Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Innovative Farmers and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation[/color].[/color][/font][/size] [/font][/size][/color] [/color]Wednesday 14th November, 10-30am – 3.30pm, Kippen Village Hall, Stirlingshire [/color]A practical day looking at the importance of silage analysis: understanding dry matter, intake, nutritional needs and building a diet. How to make best use of home-grown forage and save on inputs. Speakers include Robert Gilchrist, Farm Profit Programme Advisor and livestock consultant, and Duncan McEwen of Arnprior Farm. Free of charge to farmers and land managers Booking is required. [/color]Book online,[/u][/color] call Lyn on 07899 791 748 or [/color]email[/u][/color].Funding for this activity is made available through the SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (which is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union), with partner funding from Quality Meat Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Innovative Farmers and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation[/color][/font][/color] [/i][/color][/size][/color]How’s your Silage? Getting the best out of what you’ve got.[/color][/font][/size] Thursday 29th November 10-30am – 3.30pm, Salen Hotel, Isle of Mull  [/color]A practical day looking at the importance of silage analysis: understanding dry matter, intake, nutritional needs and building a diet. How to make best use of home-grown forage and save on inputs. Speakers include Robert Gilchrist, Farm Profit Programme Advisor and livestock consultant, and Hugh MacPhail of Callachally Farm. Free of charge to farmers and land managers Booking is required. [/color]Book online, call Lyn on 07899 791 748 or email. Funding for this activity is made available through the SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund (which is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union), with partner funding from Quality Meat Scotland, Forestry Commission Scotland, Innovative Farmers and The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.[/color] [/size]

 

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