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Rosemary

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Soil Association Scotland events
« on: February 01, 2016, 12:30:07 pm »
Scotland launches new organic action plan
The Scottish Organic Forum launched Organic Ambitions, the new organic action plan for Scotland today.
Organic Ambitions: Scotland’s Organic Action Plan 2016 – 2020 sets out a range of actions which aim to help build a more sustainable future for organic food and farming in Scotland. It was created with input from relevant organisations across the country, including Soil Association Scotland. To read the full press release click here.
 
SOIL: Knowing what you’ve got & making it work for you.  Practical hands-on day with James Bretherton, Agscope, includes BYO soil & soil analysis session
Tuesday 16th February, Tain
Wednesday 17th February, Aboyne
Thursday 18th February, Dunkeld
A practical informative meeting with James Bretherton, Agscope looking at the most vital asset on your farm SOIL. Discussing soil analysis, physical soil assessment, taking appropriate remedial action & answering your soil-related questions. The event includes a BYO soil & soil analysis hands-on session. Free of charge to farmers and land managers & £40.00 plus VAT to others. Booking is required, so lunch & packs can be provided. For further information please call Lyn 07899 791748 or email lwhite@soilassociation.org
 
Managing Rushes Without Chemicals, Thursday 3rd March, Caithness (second meeting) kindly supported by Caithness Wetlands and Wildlife Initiative
A practical one day workshop on controlling rushes without chemicals.  This follows on from a successful meeting in November that explored different control options on farms with important habitat for wading birds.  You do not need to have been at the first meeting to attend this meeting. This meeting will: Review the most important lessons learned so far from the rushes field lab project; Focus on reseeding and grass seed mixes, looking at practical examples on-farm (weather permitting); Include tips on agri-environmental management; End with a question & answer session with our rushes expert – please come armed with a question from your own farm!
A light lunch will be included.  Booking is essential so that lunch & resource packs can be provided. Free of charge to farmers and land managers and £40.00 plus VAT to others.  Call David on 07718 570 946 or email dmichie@soilassociation.org
 
Reports and resources from our recent Rush Field Labs are available here.
 
Cultivating Soil Health Field Lab.  We have just started looking at a reduced tillage field lab, where we will measure its impact on soil health, as well as on weeds and yield.  If you are interested in this topic then please get in touch and be part of it.  Call David on 07718 570 946 or email dmichie@soilassociation.org. 
 
New Field Labs
We are looking for new Field Lab ideas: to test new approaches, share best practice, and solve problems. Field Labs bring agricultural research directly to the field and the shed, bringing farmers and growers together with a researcher and a dedicated facilitator to focus on your own research questions. If you have an idea you want to test, or if you want to look at something from a different perspective, get in touch at dmichie@soilassociation.org. Field Labs are available to all farmers, not just organic ones.
Funded by The Scottish Government & The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development with partner funding from QMS, Forestry Commission Scotland, Innovative Farmers & The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation.
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