28 May 2018
Agroforestry as sustainable land use

EURAF 2018 CONFERENCE: Opportunity for farmers to attend

10 June 2018
Open Farm Sunday at Sonning Farm

We will be showcasing our trials at Reading University Crops Research Unit



22 May 2018
Organic farming: new EU rules adopted

New regulation to come into effect 1 January 2021

21 May 2018
Defra release organic farming stats for 2017

Organic land area in UK slowly increasing



3 May 2018
Stop the dock!

A new technical guide for reducing docks on farmland

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3 May 2018: Stop the dock!
A new technical guide for reducing docks on farmland

12 April 2018: Transitions to Agroecological Systems: Farmers’ Experience
New report sheds light on how UK farming can meet the sustainability challenge

15 March 2018: Organic farming for a Green Brexit
Government urged to commit to expanding organic food and farming to ensure a Green Brexit

5 March 2018: ORC awarded two new research projects by Defra
ORC investigates how organic ideas can help make UK farming a world leader

7 February 2018: OK-Net EcoFeed for 100% organic feed
Changes to EU organic regulation triggers ‘grow local’ research for feeding pigs and poultry

1 February 2018: Seven new trustees share a passion for organic research
New appointments to ORC's Council of Management

19 January 2018: Inspirational farmer-partner wanted for organic research farm
ORC wishes to appoint an inspirational share-farmer partner to manage its 80 ha Elm Farm in Berkshire from November 2018.

5 January 2018: Generous legacy offers financial support to organic sector
Launch of Dean Organic Fund at Oxford Real Farming Conference

7 December 2017: Intercropping opportunities
Farmers invited to take part in diverse cropping project to increase yields

13 November 2017: Agroforestry is the new game-changer for UK agriculture
George Eustice expresses keen commitment to include agroforestry in future domestic Agricultural Policy post Brexit.

8 November 2017: Innovation and sustainability in organic dairy farming
Pan-European research boosts innovation and sustainability in organic dairy farming

23 October 2017: Organic Research Centre’s letter to the Guardian
In response to 'Insectageddon' by George Monbiot

16 August 2017: Promoting crop diversification in European agriculture
A major 5-year European project ˗ DiverIMPACTS launched

5 July 2017: Demonstrating crop resilience through agro-biodiversity
ORC brings its expertise to NOCC17

1 February 2017: The future of UK organic support
Defra minister announces continued support post-Brexit