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Ten minutes with Rowan Dumper-Pollard

What is your job role at the ORC? Business and Markets Researcher How long have you worked at the ORC? I started at the beginning of 2021 Where are you from/ where are you based?…
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New Pacific free trade agreement could bring 119 banned toxic pesticides to UK

The UK could be opening the door to 119 pesticides banned for health and environmental reasons, warns a new report looking at implications of signing up to a Pacific free trade agreement. The deal with…
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What are weeds? What can they tell us about our soils? Do they have any other benefits?

The Centre for Agroecology Water and Resilience and the Organic Research Centre are looking to recruit farmers near Shropshire (16th June) for a participatory study on the use of bioindicators in arable farming systems. Bioindicators…
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Agroforestry for the transition towards sustainability and bioeconomy

The fifth European conference on agroforestry, EURAF 2020, was held online recently (17th - 19th May 2021) and ORC was represented by Colin Tosh, Will Simonson and Lindsay Whistance. This conference was postponed in 2020…
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Could living mulch be the ‘holy grail’ of arable farming?

A team of six farmers is trialling growing a living mulch under cash crops – if they’re successful, they say the practice could eliminate the need for artificial inputs, cut costs and boost productivity. The…
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Organic Agriculture at the Heart of Agroecological Transition - call for submissions

ORC's Ambrogio Costanzo is a guest co-editor of a forthcoming special issue of Agronomy entitled Organic Agriculture at the Heart of Agroecological Transition. The deadline for manuscript submissions is 15 September 2021. "Agroecological transition is…
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Cereals 2021: A Healthier Path to Profits

Cereals 2021 returns to Lincolnshire on Wed 30 June & Thurs 1 July 2021. Amongst many interesting workshops and demonstrations, ORC's Lucy MacLennan will be chairing the It's all about Biology session on Thursday 1st July…
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A clear option space for expanding organic agriculture despite nitrogen limits - new INRAE led study

A new INRAE led study has been published looking into a clear option space for expanding organic agriculture despite nitrogen limits. Recognising that one of the limits of widespread organic farming is the limited nitrogen…
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European database for organic seeds

The European database for organic seed has been developed within the EU project LIVESEED. Its objective is to create more transparency for the EU member states and for seed suppliers regarding available offers of organic…
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Organic seed market trends, seed business analyses, and policy measures

LIVESEED is organising an online (Zoom) workshop on the current organic seed market trends, the results of research on organic seed businesses and on the different policy measures to boost the production and use of…
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