9 June 2020
Seeds and deeds

Collective plant breeding for reduced input farming

23 June 2020
NFU virtual organic farm walk

Challenges of net zero



4 June 2020
USA farm antibiotic use: a threat to UK standards?

US livestock receive more than five times as many antibiotics as British livestock

29 May 2020
iSAGE Toolbox - How to design it step by step

Safeguard farmers' decision making tool



29 April 2020
Tim Bennett is the new Chair of ORC

Former NFU president takes on chairmanship of Organic Research Centre

Publications

Download our ORC Publications list:2017/2018

Woodland Trust Research Briefings

Tree: crop interactions in UK alley cropping agroforestry systems: impacts on crop yield and total productivity

Elm Farm: Planning and developing agroforestry at a farm scale

Tree leaves as supplementary feed for ruminant livestock

Wakelyns Agroforestry: Resilience through diversity

New review of the research and evidence gathered at Wakelyns where the late Prof. Martin Wolfe put his theories into practice. Integrating trees for timber, energy and fruit production into an organic crop rotation, Wakelyns was established by the late plant pathologist, Prof. Martin Wolfe, to put into action his theories of agrobiodiversity being the answer to achieving sustainable and resilient agriculture. For two decades the farm has been the focus of research into organic crop production and agroforestry. In this new review, written by Jo Smith and Sally Westaway and supported by the Woodland Trust, we summarise some of the key theories investigated and the evidence produced by Martin and fellow researchers from the Organic Research Centre. Download Wakelyns Agroforestry: Resilience through diversity

The Agroforestry Handbook

Written for farmers and advisors this book will help you assess the potential business benefits of agroforestry for your farm or client and to understand the possible benefits to the wider environment. The authors, (including ORC's Jo Smith, Sally Wesaway and Lindsay Whistance) are leading researchers and practitioners with decades of experience in agroforestry from the UK and around the world.Download the Agroforestry Handbook

Dock control: Combining the best methods for successful control.

The booklet was produced by FiBL and the English version was adapted by ORC, as part of the OK-NET Arable project. The strategy presented in this technical guide builds on measures to prevent the (further ) establishment of dock plants. Depending on the level of dock infestation, different techniques are recommended for removing and suppressing established docks. Available as free download or to purchase as hard copy here

Organic Potatoes: Cultivating quality – step by step

The booklet was produced by FiBL and the English version was adapted by ORC, as part of the OK-NET Arable project. This guide provides a good basis for achieving high-quality potatoes. Available as free download or to purchase as hard copy here

The basics of soil fertility - shaping our relationship with the soil

English version of FiBL guide adapted by ORC available as hard copy or to download here

Creeping thistle - successful control in organic farming

English version of FiBL guide adapted by ORC available as hard copy or to download here

Sustainability and quality of organic food

English language edition of the FiBL dossier Sustainability and quality of organic food is available to download or to order a hard copy here

ORC publications

The following lists of our publications are available on-line, some giving direct access to copies of the publications:

Regular periodicals and other publications

ORC publishes a number of publications on a regular monthly, quarterly, annual or sometimes less frequent basis, including: