Results from ImproveP Potato Trials

The International Centre for Research in Organic Food Systems (ICROFS) has shared some of the results from the ImproveP project. ImproveP considers strategies for addressing phosphorus deficiency in organic farming...

Latest from the Sustainable Intensification Platform

The Sustainable Intensification Platform (SIP), a DEFRA scheme, has released its second newsletter with updates on a variety of projects and events within the platform. Nafferton is one of the...

Updates from the 2015 Rye and Spelt Event Series at Nafferton Farm

As part of both the Healthy Minor Cereals and Sustainable Intensification Platform projects, the Nafferton Ecological Farming Group is hosting a series of information sessions about spelt and rye growing in Northeast...

Organic Producers’ Conference 27-28 January

The Organic Research Centre presents the 10th Organic Producers’ Conference in Bristol in January. The theme of the event is Common Ground: Agroecology, food sovereignty and organic farming in practice and...

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Growing Spelt and Rye in the Northeast: Nafferton to host a November Information Session

The Nafferton Ecological Farming Group will host an information session on the 21st November 2015 to discuss preliminary results from the first year of spelt and rye trials at Nafferton Farm and the...

Controlling Rushes without Chemicals Workshop, Wednesday 14th October 2015, Cumbria

Wednesday 14th October, 11am-3pm , starting at The Croft, Houghton, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA30LD courtesy of Susan Aglionby Workshop looking at controlling rushes without chemicals, and will assess the impacts of...

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Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security Presentation from PHSA Conference

This past May, the International Plant Health for Sustainable Agriculture Conference was held in Ljubljana, Slovenia and Professor Carlo Leifert presented a plenary lecture. The video of his presentation, along...

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Sustainable Intensification Research

Newcastle University and Nafferton Farm are part of the new Sustainable Intensification Platform research programme. The website and the newsletter for the programme outlines the partners involved, the research farms...

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National Organic Combinable Crops, July 7th, Suffolk

Some of the biggest challenges and latest developments in organic food and farming are set to come under the spotlight at the largest on-farm gathering for the UK organic sector....

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Healthy Minor Cereals/Sustainable Intensification Research Platform Info Session in July

The Nafferton Ecological Farming Group in collaboration with Gilchesters Organics will host an information session about the Healthy Minor Cereals trial on 11th July 2015. Healthy Minor Cereals is an EU project...

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