Archive Article: 2001/10/19

19 October 2001

Organics no longer a faddist preserve

Organic farming has made great progress in the past 10 years. No longer is it the preserve of enthusiasts in open-toed sandals. Instead, worthwhile profits can be made.

But there is a dearth of information to help them combat weeds, pests and diseases before harvesting reasonable yields of organic produce.

To supply that need Scottish Agricultural Colleges and Elm Farm Research Centre are staging technical conferences on Tue, Nov 6, at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh and Fri, Nov 9, at Cranfield University, Silsoe, Beds. Backed by FARMERS WEEKLY, HGCA and the Royal Bank of Scotland, tickets cost £55 each. Contact SAC on 01224 711072.

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