23 October 2019
Soil nutrient management

A workshop with Mark Measures

21 November 2019
Agroforestry event in Melton Mowbray

A Win Win for Farm productivity and the Environment



16 October 2019
Land and Soil Management Award 2019/20 call

Apply now! Deadline 31 December 2019

15 October 2019
Integrated Pest Management decision support systems

ADAS lead new online platform for farmers and advisors



21 March 2019
In adversity, what are farmers doing to be more resilient?

Opportunities, barriers and constraints in organic techniques helping to improve the sustainability of conventional farming

Organic services offered:

  • Technical advice
  • Conversion planning - technical
  • Training

Areas of expertise:

  • Horticulture & fruit
  • Organic Standards horticulture
  • Composting
  • Soil management & fertility
  • Conversion planning - technical
  • Protected cropping

Contact

Mobile: 07980 579444
Email: organic@dower.idps.co.uk
Location: Carmarthenshire, Wales

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Roger Hitchings, BSc(Hons), PGCE(FE)

He was employed by the Organic Research Centre until May 2013 and now works part-time trading as RMH Consulting. He continues to specialise in advice and training in organic horticulture including fruit, composting, soil management and fertility, technical conversion planning and protected cropping. He has 25 years of direct experience in the organic sector including 7 years of commercial organic horticultural crop production. He has been responsible for the writing and delivery of organic courses at a range of levels.

He has an extensive knowledge of all aspects of horticultural production, organic standards and related research and development. HE was a member of ACOS and chair of its Technical Committee. He is a pool member of EGTOP contributing to reports on protected cropping and fertility. He is Secretary of the OGA and has been involved in a wide range of projects.