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Charlie Morgan (GrassMaster)’s practical take home message

11 September 2013

On Wednesday 31st July Soil Association Scotland held their second GrassMaster event as part of the Future Proofing Scotland Farming Programme. The next GrassMaster Event is on 23rd September in Lauder.

Significant Growth in Organics as Soil Association Scotland launches Organic September campaign

11 September 2013

Organic spend in Scotland is on the rise. Latest figures show a year-on-year increase of 6.1% to £13.4 million* over a 12 week period ending 9th June 2013. Interestingly, Scottish spend is increasing at a higher rate than the rest of the UK where ex...

Government’s antibiotic strategy will not stop excessive farm use of antibiotics

10 September 2013

In a new report setting out the Government’s five-year strategy for dealing with the rise of antibiotic resistance [1], the Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies and the Chief Veterinary Officer, Nigel Gibbens warn that ‘the rapid spread of multi...

Organic Policy: Learning from Denmark

10 September 2013

Soil Association Scotland has produced a new case study , which provides fascinating insight into how Denmark has become a global leader in organic food and farming. The study also proposes how, with the right vision and support, Scotland could bene...

Press comment: Environmental Audit Committee’s Second Special Report of Session 2013-14

10 September 2013

In response to the Environmental Audit Committee’s Second Special Report of Session 2013-14, Peter Melchett, Soil Association policy director, said; “All those who care about the future of bees will share the Environmental Audit Committee’s disappoi...

The Saltire Organic Meat Company Launches at Food for Life Scotland Event

10 September 2013

Denise Walton, of Peelham Farm and Sascha Grierson from Hugh Grierson organic were delighted to announce the formation of a new and innovative collaboration between their two organic farming and butchery businesses at a Food for Life Scotland Networ...

A new ground-breaking US study is one of the first to examine the cocktail of pesticides that bees consume

04 September 2013

A new US study has been released highlighting for the first time the diversity of ‘chemical cocktails’ bees are ingesting. The Soil Association is calling for urgent research into the cocktail effect of pesticides to be examined in the UK.

Trees: a valuable crop. Management and planting for livestock and arable production, Thursday 17th October, Falkland, Fife

04 September 2013

A practical day looking at the benefits of agroforestry: how to manage existing woodland for livestock; planting for optimum arable production; funding sources and an introduction to the Woodland Trust.

Singer Jack Johnson supports the Soil Association

03 September 2013

Folk singer-songwriter, Jack Johnson has pledged to match donations made to the Soil Association up to a total of $2,500 during his latest From Here to Now to You tour. The Soil Association will have stands at the Manchester and Birmingham gigs in S...

Farming With Trees: Three Dimensional Management for Multiple Outputs and Improved Livestock Production, Friday 18 October

02 September 2013

1.30 – 4.30 pm, Glensaugh Farm, Laurencekirk Including trees in the overall management of a farm can have many benefits, whether you produce crops or livestock. An integrated approach to farm woodland can provide multiple outputs when managed as a m...
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