Organic Farming magazine is the UK's leading magazine on organic farming and growing. Published three times a year by the Soil Association, each edition keeps readers up-to-date with the latest news, policy issues and market information. There are technical features and reports on the latest field labs and research, covering all aspects of organic farming and growing.
Typical content includes:
· latest organic news
· features on livestock, horticulture and general farming topics
· technical articles on soil, livestock, horticulture and arable topics
· case histories
· business and market news
· update on the research and field labs carried out under the Innovative Farmers banner
Challenges, opportunities and resilience. With Covid-19 on everybody′s mind, we examine some of the challenges and opportunities presented by the crisis. A word that crops up over and over again in this edition is resilience - resilient food systems, seeds of resilience and farming resilience and we look at how organic farming systems have a vital role in building sustainable food systems. Also in this edition a seed-saving and breeding programme, the transition to ELMS, how much compost to apply to stay within the standards, growing microgreens, blight resistant potatoes, organically-bred chicks, and a new field lab looking at living mulches. Farmers and growers have had to cope with a wet winter and now a dry spring, so there is guidance on how to work your soil to be drought-proof and resilient to extreme rain.