The Rain in Spain

The Rain in Spain is meant to fall mainly on the plain how ever someone forgot to tell the rain that. Ever since the Brexit vote in June and the devaluation of sterling against the US Dollar and the Euro, we have seen a marked increase in prices of...
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Autumn is here

By Mid-October it is safe to say, I think, that Autumn is here and with the weather forecast I have seen for the rest of this week soon there will be no doubt. On the up side (unless of course you like cold, wet and windy weather) there is lots...
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Eu Referendum and Organics

A statement for our licensees from Martin Sawyer, CEO Soil Association.   Clearly the referendum result will have implications longer term in regard to the UK organic world. Be reassured that the team at Soil Association Certification will be working very hard on ensuring we represent your interests and concerns; we absolutely believe...
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Bees Vs Neonicotinoids

It seems a bit of an unfair battle really, one which the Bees have been loosing. Sense did finally look like it was prevailing with the EU introducing a total ban on the use of neonicotinoids in 2013 however recent events in the UK and particularly the actions of...
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Bugs in our Veg

Something we have to deal with from time to time in the world of organic vegetable is the question of bugs, these can range from a simple aphid through to a larger caterpillar. The issue with organic farming is that obviously we can’t spray our vegetables to get rid...
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