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Plant Teams Field Lab: Heritage grains and crop innovation for crofters

Public event
17 June 2019, 10.30am–4.30pm, Isle of Lismore
at Baleveolan Croft, Isle of Lismore PA34 5UG
for crofters, farmers and land managers
The next Plant Teams Field Lab will be held on the Isle of Lismore

Join Soil Association Scotland, SRUC and us on the Isle of Lismore for a special crofting meeting of our Plant Teams field lab, looking at growing multiple crops together for better outcomes, also called intercropping.

  • Find out about new research into heritage grains like Bere (an ancient type of Scottish barley) and which species mixtures are particularly suited to the West of Scotland.
  • Visit Baleveolan Croft on the Isle of Lismore where Mike Hyatt and Clare Haworth are in their first year of trialling peas and oats and a Uist seed mix.
  • Learn about seed sovereignty and food commons.
  • Get practical advice on growing and harvesting an intercrop and find out more about trials across Scotland.
  • Hear from speakers Peter Martin (Agronomy Institute, Orkney College), Maria Scholten (Seed Sovereignty), Ali Karley (James Hutton Institute’s EU-DIVERSify project) and Robin Walker (SRUC’s EU-ReMIX project)

Free lunch and hot refreshments provided.

For more information visit the event's page on Eventbrite.


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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.