3 January 2019
Oxford Real Farming Conference

to 4th January 2019

9 January 2019
Growing trees in grazing systems

Promise and practice of silvopasture



6 December 2018
Improving organic crop production

Major new book includes chapter by Susanne Padel

27 November 2018
LIVESEED farmer survey

Farmers experiences and opinions on organic seed needed



22 November 2018
Big opportunity for UK Organic

Development of new UK agricutural policy will be critical

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

Directory of accredited advisers

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.