SAC Consulting and Cumbria Organics held a focus meeting on 24th February at Slack House Farm, Gilsland, Cumbria, CA8 7DB
The meeting looked at what the changes in CAP reform mean for upland and organic farmers, as well as some of the key issues relating to grassland management in the uplands. There was a wintry farm walk to see what has been achieved at Slack House in controlling rushes and making better use of available forage area.
There will be follow-up to this event, doing trials on farms and the effects of non-chemical treatments. If you are interested to know more about the rush management Field Lab, please contact Colleen at Soil Association Scotland.