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Category: Research

InfoHub on intercropping launched

A new DIVERSify legacy website http://plant-teams.org/ has been launched. It includes the Farmer Guide ‘InfoHub’ “for practical information on intercropping agronomy, resilience and ecosystem service provision, on-farm experiences and innovations” and a Policy Toolbox that…
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Making hedgerows pay their way: the economics of harvesting field boundary hedges for bioenergy

A new paper on our hedgerow work as part of the SustainFARM project has been accepted for publication in Agroforestry Systems and is now online: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10457-021-00631-9 Smith J, Westaway S, Mullender S. et al. (2021) Making…
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Measuring the Economic Performance of Small Ruminant Farms Using Balanced Scorecard and Importance-Performance Analysis: A European Case Study

A new paper arising from the EU Horizon 2020-funded iSAGE project, co-authored by ORC's Stefano Orsini has been published in Sustainability Abstract Given the increasing complexity of the agro-food sector, the analysis of financial performance…
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European Consumers’ Willingness to Pay for Red Meat Labelling Attributes

New paper co-authored by ORC's Stefano Orsini is published in Animals. Given the decrease in red meat consumption in the last decade, it is crucial for red meat producers to understand consumer preferences. This international…
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Benefits and challenges of herbal or diverse leys

Opportunities for farmer involvement

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The importance of our local sheep breeds

How do we encourage people to value heritage breeds?

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New resources from OK-Net Ecofeed

New Practice Abstracts and videos

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Living mulches: The holy grail of no till?

Field lab featured on BBC Farming Today

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Farming for nature pays off for organic Wimpole

Nature and soil health are flourishing at the National Trust’s organic farm

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Farmer and growers - what soil inputs do you use?

Survey as part of the Woodchip for fertile soils project

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