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Field Lab: Plant Teams

Workshop
23 October 2018, 10:30am to 4pm
at Balmaise Community Centre, Linnwood Drive, Leven, KY8 5AE
for farmers and land managers
Baling wheat and bean plant team on a farm (c) James Hutton Institute

The James Hutton Institute is teaming up with the Soil Association Scotland on a field lab, part of a Europe-wide project, to trial crop mixtures or ‘plant teams’. Researchers want to test the potential that inter-cropping peas and beans, for example, has to improve Scottish soils, yield stability and resilience as well as to suppress pests and diseases.

Come hear from experts Ali Karley (James Hutton Institute) and Robin Walker (SRUC) to find out which crops might work best together on your farm, and visit Durie Farms to see how farmer Doug Christie has been successfully growing a variety of plant teams for many years, and to see what equipment he uses for separating crops.

Taking part in this field lab will give you access to plant teams research projects at the James Hutton Institute and SRUC: Horizon 2020-funded DIVERSify and EU-ReMIX. This event is free to farmers and land managers, and booking is required.

For more information visit the event page on the Soil Association Scotland website or book on the Eventbrite event page.


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The James Hutton Research Institute is the result of the merger in April 2011 of MLURI and SCRI. This merger formed a new powerhouse for research into food, land use, and climate change.