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
Water. It’s been making headlines for the last year, whether it’s too much or too little. This issue looks at water, from the impact of rainfall on water quality, soil erosion and biodiversity to how it’s possible to farm with little water, namely in desert regions and cities. Peatland habitats have an amazing capacity to hold water and reduce flooding, but so many have been drained. Megan Welford and Patrick Laurie discuss crucial peatland restoration in Scotland. Ben Raskin tackles the controversial topic of farming without soil and if it would ever be possible for hydroponic and other soilless systems to be certified organic. Sustainable water management is critical in the United Arab Emirates, where there has been a shift towards organic food production. Michael Wale reports on his visit to an innovative organic farm in the desert. Within the technical section, we look at sustainable development goals, ruminants and carbon footprints, managing potato crops during a drought and ways of boosting diversity on arable land.