Defra has been spending around £2 million a year on organic research.
IOTA is focused on making best use of that work. With the new Defra
research strategy there is no longer a ring fenced organic programme
and there is an increasing expectation of funding through LINK projects
and the Levy Boards.
challenge to provide an efficient means of disseminating the results
of research and supporting farmers in developing more effective
organic systems gets ever greater. The dissemination of research
results is funded by Defra through the PACARes project.
On the links above, you will find:
of the research on 24 organic farming topics undertaken by IOTA,
with summaries of the key recommendations for farming together with
access to a number of otherwise inaccessible research reports.
2) Eight Technical Leaflets providing summaries of the key practical farming recommendations arising from organic research.
link to technical reports from non IOTA research projects, click
link to Organic Eprints, click here
link to Organic Eprints user guide (800kb pdf), click here
IOTA is an industry partner in the Leg LINK Project (Improving nitrogen use efficiency with tailored legume/grass mixtures):
Legumes as we all know have great potential to fix significant quantities of nitrogen, the trick is to make good use of the nitrogen in the following arable crops, improving yield and minimising leaching. The LegLINK project, in which IOTA is a partner, is providing better information on the selection of legume species and their management and developing diverse mixtures of legumes and grasses suitable for a range of conditions. Further information on the project and accessing the results (is available on www. ....) (or in the following link..........)
A summary of the project is available here.