organic farming

  1. B

    Organic dairy farming

    Hi lads, this may sound like a stupid question and I have no doubt someone will tell me it is, as I've said before I'm thinking of starting a small organic dairy farm, but my question is this If I go through the conversion period of two years with one of the 2 organic organisation here in...
  2. Extreme Optimist

    James Rebanks on Radio 4 this morning
  3. Farm Business RSS

    New BASIS organic farming course dates 2022 released

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Organic certifier, OF&G (Organic Farmers & Growers), in collaboration with independent awarding body, BASIS and agronomy advisers, Abacus Agriculture have announced 2022 dates for the newly launched Foundation Award in Organic Farming, following a...
  4. Northantsplants

    Using organic pesticides on conventional farms

    Hi All I have just published a blog post on the above topic. I would to get the thoughts of end users on the content and the subject in general. I would be especially interested in perspective from farmers who have tried organic pesticides. The full blog post can be found here...
  5. Bruce Almighty

    I told you so !

    We hear all this hypocritical nonsense from Cop26 as the experts fly in and out of Glasgow. "Life at 50 degrees" on BBC2 earlier in the week showed crop failure in certain parts of the world, I really felt for the farmer in Iraq, his wheat & barley had dropped to half a tonne/acre & he was...
  6. Farm Business RSS

    Defra’s organic oversight risks backfiring

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business OF&G (Organic Farmers & Growers) support many of the findings in the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee’s damning new report ‘Environmental Land Management and the Agricultural Transition’ which highlights the government’s lack of strategic...
  7. T

    BBC at it again re meat and climate

    Interviewing two farming brothers who have given up beef farming to save the planet.Also some professor from Lancaster University saying that beef and lamb has the highest carbon footprint of all food with pork and chicken a little lower. Where do they get their facts from ? Everyone,even...
  8. G

    The coming famine

    With fertiliser doubled in price, and possibly unavailable worldwide in 2022 due to factory closures, it doesnt bode well for harvest 2022 Add in the senseless tree planting on arable land and clearance of hill sheep for trees, the loss of pigs to landfill, we could be facing a major shortage of...
  9. Agriland RSS

    Devon growers receive Young Organic Farmer award

    Written by Michelle Martin from Agriland The Organic Research Centre’s Young Organic Farmer/Grower of the Year 2021 title has been awarded to Devon growers, Ashley Wheeler and Kate Norman. Wheeler and Norman have been running Trill Farm Garden near Musbury in Devon for eleven years and credit...
  10. Bald Rick

    COP26 ... Your predictions

    The time is nearly here when the "great and good" will gather in Glasgow to thrash out ways to combat Global Warming. Our Dear Leader is in charge and we know he likes to project Britain as "World Beating". Therefore I am expecting a grandstanding announcement from him. What do you think it...
  11. Farm Business RSS

    Young organic farmer recognised with launch of new award

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business The inaugural Young Organic Farmer/Grower of the Year award was launched by the Organic Research Centre (‘ORC’) at its 40th anniversary event. The Organic Research Centre has launched its inaugural Young Organic Farmer/Grower of the Year award, which...
  12. Farm Business RSS

    Certification boost as Boulby products shipped worldwide

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business A leading international certification body has confirmed that polyhalite multi-nutrient fertilisers produced at the ICL Boulby mine in East Cleveland are approved for use in organic farming. The certification from the Control Union organisation confirms...
  13. CPM RSS

    Polyhalite fertiliser gets organic approval

    Written by Charlotte Cunningham from CPM Magazine Polyhalite multi-nutrient fertilisers produced at ICL’s Boulby mine have been approved for usage in organic farming. Charlotte Cunningham reports. The certification from the Control Union organisation confirms that both the Polysulphate Standard...
  14. richard hammond

    Can No-till /Regen Agric survive without glyphosate? if not we are DOOMED!! I think it can..

    Just my thoughts!
  15. F

    What Will Be The Turning Point?

    I live in the affluent South East and farm in what is considered to be a very picturesque area and has a designation of an AONB. There are two River valleys that have changed very little in terms of development but agriculturally the upper parts of the valleys are dying. I went for a walk...
  16. graham mc

    nfu harvest survey wonder if there is a comments section i was dissapointed the wheat only went upto 15t/ha :)
  17. Farm Business RSS

    SRUC teams up with University of Guelph for virtual event

    Written by John Swire from Farm Business Leading scientists from Scotland and Canada are set to meet virtually to discuss solutions around greener agricultural systems. Experts from Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and the University of Guelph in Ontario will examine how technology is being...
  18. Farmer_Joe

    Government covers running costs of CF fertiliser

    Just seen this on bbc news, government to cover running costs of cf plant for 3 weeks ( to get the by product of fert production co2 back up and running) you Rekon the fert will be a free by product ha ha!! bet they are laughing their cocks off all production costs covered and 2 expensive...
  19. 7

    Sustainable farming.

    What is it ? I hear the phrase a lot, from DEFRA ministers, to well meaning numpties on my village FB page who've watched 3 episodes of Countryfile...... Traditional mixed farming ? Expensive no till drills, and trampling perfectly good grass into the ground ? Organic farming ? A mix of...
  20. Clive

    Fert prices vs fallow ?

    So at what price point for N do you fallow your farm ? early bought N which seemed expensive at the time now looks cheap, how about selling it on and taking a year out ?