9 June 2020
Seeds and deeds

Collective plant breeding for reduced input farming

23 June 2020
NFU virtual organic farm walk

Challenges of net zero



4 June 2020
USA farm antibiotic use: a threat to UK standards?

US livestock receive more than five times as many antibiotics as British livestock

29 May 2020
iSAGE Toolbox - How to design it step by step

Safeguard farmers' decision making tool



29 April 2020
Tim Bennett is the new Chair of ORC

Former NFU president takes on chairmanship of Organic Research Centre

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.