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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. For more information visit the Eventbrite weblink below: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/field-lab-plant-teams-heritage-grains-and-crop-innovation-for-crofters-tickets-61030409598

 

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

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