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ORC publications

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

IOTA research reviews

IOTA Research into Practice: A review of organic research and what it means for practical organic farming.

Advisory tools

Advisory tools for use in organic farming – Download the review here

Nutrient budgets for organic farming – Download the review here

Financial performance, benchmarking and management for mixed organic farming – Download the review here

Arable and crops systems

Cereal variety and population selection – Download the review here

Combinable protein crop production – Download the review here

Management and sustainability of stockless organic arable and horticultural systems – Download the review here

Environment

Wildlife and biodiversity: integration and management of farming and wildlife for their mutual benefit – Download the review here

Monitoring and management of energy and emissions in agriculture – Download the review here

Food quality

Strategies for enhancing organic food quality – Download the review here

Forage management

Grass clover ley species and variety selection and management – Download the review here

The role of management of herbal pastures for animal health, productivity and production quality – Download the review here

The role and management of whole-crop forage for organic ruminants – Download the review here

Horticultural crops

Organic plant raising – Download the review here

Controlling pests and diseases in organic field vegetables – Download the review here

Livestock

Dairy cow breeding for organic farming – Download the review here

Dairy cow nutrition – Download the review here , the appendices here (and the Organic Dairy Cow Nutrition workshop (Nov 06) here.

Management of trace elements and vitamins in organic ruminant livestock nutrition in the context of the whole farm system – Download the review here

Organic poultry nutrition and rations – Download the review here

Poultry management – Download the review here

Soil and nutrient management

Compost: the effect of nutrients, soil health and crop quantity and quality – Download the review here

The role, analysis and management of soil life and organic matter in soil health, crop nutrition and productivity – Download the review here

Laboratory mineral soil analysis and soil mineral management in organic farming – Download the review here

Nitrogen supply and management in organic farming – Download the review here

Tillage

Non-inversion organic arable cropping – Download the review here

IOTA Organic research: technical leaflets

Technical leaflet 1: Organic dairy cow nutrition – Download the leaflet here

Technical leaflet 2: Financial performance, benchmarking and management of livestock and mixed organic farming – Download the leaflet here.

Technical leaflet 3: Organic beef and sheep nutrition – Download the leaflet here

Technical leaflet 4: Soil analysis and management – Download the leaflet here

Technical leaflet 5: Compost – the effect on nutrients, soil health and crop quantity and quality – Download the leaflet here

Technical leaflet 6: A guide to nutrient budgeting on organic farms – Download the leaflet here

Technical leaflet 7: Composting with rock phosphate – Download the leaflet here

Technical leaflet 8: Managing phosphorus dynamics in organic rotations – Download the leaflet here

Technical leaflet 9: Fertility Building Leys – Download the leaflet here

Technical leaflet 10:Sowing and Management of Multi-species Leys to Encourage Pollinators – Download the leaflet

Regular periodicals and other publications

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

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