Thoughts from Oxford

Oxford is the place to head in the first week of the new year if you need to reset yourself after the holiday period, whether it’s to the Oxford Farming Conference or the Oxford Real Farming Conference which this year celebrated 10 years.  As food producers 2 slides above all caught my attention There is […]

Time to Look at Lucerne

The 2018 drought has placed pressure on many forage systems and highlighted the need for more resilient forage production.  Lucerne a very deep rooting and drought tolerant legume and has been a minor crop in the UK for many years.  However in dry seasons on the right soils it comes into its own, producing good […]

Building Great Soils

Worldwide there is an increasing focus on improving our soils whether that is improved resilience and less erosion or improved yields, a constant theme is soil organic matter and how to increase it.  Whilst organic farmers advocate this or that approach and regenerative farmers argue for their solutions, there remains one overriding objective that of […]

The Organic Sector – Time to Learn from Denmark

The recent Organic Forum heard how in Denmark the organic sector has been able to grow to the extent that organic food now represents 13.3% of total food sales compared to 1.5% in the UK. The key to this success has been largely down to a single organisation representing the whole sector – Organic Denmark.  […]