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Field Lab: Plant Teams. Heritage grains and crop innovation for crofters

Field Lab: Plant Teams. Heritage grains and crop innovation for crofters

Join us on the Isle of Lismore for a special crofting meeting of our Plant Teams field lab, looking at growing multiple crops together for better outcomes, also called intercropping.

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  • Find out about new research into heritage grains like Bere (an ancient type of Scottish barley) and which species mixtures are particularly suited to the West of Scotland.
  • Visit Baleveolan Croft on the Isle of Lismore where Mike Hyatt and Clare Haworth are in their first year of trialling peas and oats and a Uist seed mix.
  • Learn about seed sovereignty and food commons.
  • Get practical advice on growing and harvesting an intercrop and find out more about trials across Scotland.
  • Hear from speakers Peter Martin (Agronomy Institute, Orkney College), Maria Scholten (Seed Sovereignty), Ali Karley (The James Hutton Institute’s EU-DIVERSify project) and Robin Walker (SRUC’s EU-ReMIX project)

Free lunch and hot refreshments provided.

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Field Lab: Plant Teams. Heritage grains and crop innovation for crofters

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