Crop rotation helps to reduce a build-up of crop-specific pest and disease problems and it organises groups of crops according to their cultivation needs. Additionally, crop rotations can improve soil structure and organic matter with this in mind crop planning and rotation needs careful thought and preparation.
Details need to be available on a weekly, monthly and annual basis. It's also essential to be able to review previous years in order to plan the next. Using applications such as excel, and planning tools can simplify this and provide an easy to check list of tasks to be done as they become necessary, and the best thing is that this method can be made as detailed or as simple as you choose.
Join Phil Handley, Mostyn Kitchen Garden and Graeme Wilson, Slade Farm as they share their methods for success for small scale growing.
Join Nick Bean (Springfields Produce), John Addams-Williams (Head of Field Operations, Puffin Produce Ltd) and Chris Creed (Senior Horticultural Consultant, ADAS) as they share their methods for success for field scale growing.9/16/2021 1:38:51 PM
The webinar covers establishment and production including organic. Chris Creed from ADAS led this webinar. He was joined by Phil Handley from Mostyn Kitchen Garden and Adrian from Bellis Brother's Farm Shop who gave a grower’s perspective on the bene…5/14/2021 1:16:57 PM
Conventional and organic vegetable box schemes have increased in popularity significantly over recent years and sales topped £100 million last year. Ruth Evans an accountant who sits on the board for Cae Tan led this session. She outlined different…5/7/2021 11:59:15 AM
This event aimed to help growers understand how they can measure soil health and what they can do to protect and improve soil health on their farm. The meeting covered: What is soil ‘soil’ health? How can we measure it? Including options for in-field…3/18/2021 1:59:56 PM
In the UK, we take food safety for granted, and very rarely consider what potential risks could be associated with eating. Safe food (being food that will not cause injury or illness) and is normally a given when food is bought in the UK.2/10/2021 4:25:18 PM
This introductory webinar will be an overview of what an agricultural standard is, the main standards in the UK (Red Tractor, M&S Select Farm, LEAF, Soil Association etc) and will cover GlobalG.A.P for those that may want to export. It will give grow…1/25/2021 3:27:33 PM
This baseline study for Tyfu Cymru was conducted by Dr. Amber Wheeler and looks at the opportunities for Welsh Fruit and Vegetable production.6/26/2020 4:05:34 PM
Charles Dowding joins us for a Q&A session with Welsh commercial growers following his walk through of No Dig Methods and Intensive Cropping in part one of the webinar series.6/12/2020 5:04:55 PM
In the first part of this webinar Charles presents the benefits of no dig and intensive cropping with an online walk through of no dig growing covering all aspects from no dig polytunnels to planting, composting, multisowing and propagation.6/12/2020 4:59:52 PM
This fact sheet details spring pest control tips for growing asparagus.4/29/2020 10:34:34 AM
The Tyfu Cymru Vegetable Network have launched an online power hour in order to continue to support growers during the COVID-19 outbreak.4/28/2020 4:59:01 PM