Farmers in Morayshire have come together to gain a better understanding, and ultimately decrease transmission, of the fatal viral lung tumour ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA) to increase the profitability and productivity of their sheep flocks.
There is an estimated two to three million tonnes of plastics used in agriculture each year.
“Nettles are often regarded as a nuisance, but they are a natural and abundant superfood. They are packed full of nutrients and vitamins and I really wanted to find a way to maximise the benefits they offer.
“Although I am happy with the improvements that I’ve made in creating a well-structured soil, we can do more to get the very best root penetration and therefore nutrient uptake.” Ben Barron
Niall Campbell, regional manager for the North West of Scotland at the SAC and Rob Black, his Oban-based colleague, said that the combination of the global pandemic and leaving the EU has prompted people to think differently.
“Soil is our greatest asset and we need to get the basics right before we go high tech.”Douglas Ruxton
Orkney is a unique farming area with the highest density of beef cows in Europe; 30,000 on 93,000 hectares.