11 December: Non-chemical Control of Flea Beetle, ADAS Boxworth, Cambs
With resistance to pyrethroids becoming more widespread, researchers from ADAS have been investigating non-chemical controls including over-winter defoliation. In trial plots this has resulted in larvae reductions of between 30-60% and has had a positive impact on yield. Could this work on your farm? Come along to this free kick-off meeting to find out more about the technique
2 January: An Innovative Cider Tasting, Oxford
Save new year’s resolutions for one more day and join Innovative Farmers to taste and discuss all things cider. Agroforestry, variety choice, orchard health and how the decisions a grower makes on their farm, affects the finished pint. Free but limited places: book now >
3 & 4 January: Oxford Real Farming Conference
Next year marks the 10th ORFC event. The programme is yet to be announced but make sure you book your tickets early. Last year, there were more than 200 people on the waiting list. For more information, visit http://orfc.org.uk/
Generally, field lab groups meet up a few times a year. If you'd like to go along to find out more about a specific field lab, you can contact the group co-ordinator by using the Find a Field Lab page to find contact details for the coordinator, or get in touch and we'll put you in contact.
All of the recordings from Innovative Farmers webinars can be downloaded for free at any time.
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