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
The role of livestock in climate change, especially their methane emissions has been in the spotlight in recent months. In this edition we look at microbes, climate change and the methane cycle. We report on the latest research that shows how grass-fed livestock on well managed soils can actually help to counter climate change. Nutrient dense foods are important for our health, especially our gut microbiome and we explore the link between soil, food and healthy ecosystems. Payments for public goods are likely in the future and we give advice on monitoring biodiversity. Elsewhere we cover the assessment of soil life, the benefits of biochar, the use of woodchip in horticultural systems, bovine TB and the results of the latest organic wheat trials.