Helping you find out what really works, for your land and your business
Led by farmers, with input from experts, our field labs help to find low input solutions to practical challenges faced on the ground and in the field.
A lab will usually last around 12-18 months and will test out innovative real-life solutions, participants will meet up to four times to give them the chance to follow the progress of results from start to finish.
Our field labs are free and open to all land managers, whether organic or otherwise.
If you want to know more about any of our field labs, or you have an idea for your own, contact the team.
Find out more about our past and present field labs below.
Trialling 'intercropping' with the James Hutton InstituteRead more...
Mob Grazing Scotland
Measuring the effectiveness of mob grazingRead more...
Less Toil, Better Soil
Exploring cover crops for market gardenersRead more...
All Over Clover
Exploring grass seed mixes and grazing systems for dairyRead more...
Cultivating Soil Health
Investigating reduced tillage in organic farmingRead More
Good Green Manures
Which green manures work best?Read More
Investigating ways to control Leatherjackets without DursbanRead More
Grass Seed Mixes
Which grass seed mixes work best in Scotland's unique climate?Read More
Feeding Silage to Pigs
This completed lab investigated alternative feed for pigsRead More
Sometimes, the best ideas in farming come from the farmers themselves.Hugh Grierson, Licensee, Hugh Grierson Organic
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