Cornwall News

South West TB Farm Advisory Service (Help for my Business)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 25 June 2010 - 12:13pm
The independent South West TB Farm Advisory Service (SWTBFAS), hosted by the NFU, with a lead advisor, three trained and practical advisors and an administrator are able to visit farmers to give free, bespoke individual help and advice to mitigate the risk of contracting TB in  the herd, as well as measures to reduce the impact of TB on farms who already have the disease. The advisors will...
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Study highlights trees' importance to fish as climate warms (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 25 June 2010 - 11:59am
Results are from a new study in lowland streams in southern England which suggest that planting riparian woodland (trees on the margins of streams) could play an important part in preventing summer water temperatures exceeding dangerous limits. The findings come from a three-year study by Samantha Broadmeadow and Dr Tom Nisbet from Forest Research, the scientific research arm of the Forestry C...
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Catchment Sensitive Farming Farm Walk - do you know what's in your river? (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 25 June 2010 - 11:45am
30th June 2010 Catchment Sensitive Farming would like to invite you to join us on a summer riverside walk and free lunch. Discussions will look at areas of improvement that have been made in recent years, the river life cycle, flora, fauna and continuing issues affecting the Axe and Otter catchments. Why? Why the Axe and Otter need to be protected. Why Catchment Sensitive Farming is wor...
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New projects to address decline of bees and other insect pollinators (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 25 June 2010 - 11:30am
These projects will explore the causes and consequences of threats to insect pollinators and ask questions about the decline of honeybees and other pollinating insects over recent years. The aim is to inform the development of mitigation strategies that will ensure that the pollination of agricultural and horticultural crops is protected and biodiversity in natural ecosystems is maintained. Fu...
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EU organic logo guides (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 24 June 2010 - 5:00pm
The guide, titled 10 Questions and Answers to the New Organic Production Logo of the European Union, offers organic businesses further information and advice on the appropriate use of the EU organic logo. In addition, the Soil Association has produced its own guide Soil Association Certification Ltd's guide to the EU organic logo. Both guides are available to download&...
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Organic Entry Level Stewardship (OELS) Renewals (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 24 June 2010 - 4:49pm
26th July 2010 Half day farm walk and on-farm OELS training visit. Natural England are hosting this event to equip expiring OELS scheme agreement holders with the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully re-apply to OELS. Training will be provided on the management options available most suitable for your holding and on the renewals process and a refresher on how to work out t...
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Organic Entry Level Stewardship (OELS) Renewals (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 24 June 2010 - 4:47pm
22nd July 2010   Half day farm walk and on-farm OELS training visit. Natural England are hosting this event to equip expiring OELS scheme agreement holders with the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully re-apply to OELS. Training will be provided on the management options available most suitable for your holding and on the renewals process and a refresher on how to wor...
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Organic Entry Level Stewardship (OELS) Renewals (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 24 June 2010 - 4:43pm
20th July 2010 Half day farm walk and on-farm OELS training visit. Natural England are hosting this event to equip expiring OELS scheme agreement holders with the skills, knowledge and confidence to successfully re-apply to OELS. Training will be provided on the management options available most suitable for your holding and on the renewals process and a refresher on how to work out t...
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Peat bog restoration methods may harm insect species (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 24 June 2010 - 2:18pm
Peat bogs are important as they provide a carbon sink and so aid the capture of CO2. Many bogs in north-western Europe have become dried out through overuse and extraction of peat. The most common way to restore and conserve these vital eco-systems has been to build a dam to raise the water level on a large scale. However, research by University of Plymouth scientist Dr Wilco Verberk and othe...
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Carbon & Farming - Turning Science into Practice on your Farm (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 23 June 2010 - 5:49pm
29th July 2010 Looking back over the last twelve months it is evidnet that a revolution in dairy farming is on its way. Climate change and greenhouse gas emissions are becoming increasingly central to any discussion about progressive dairy farming. Following on from the Dairy UK/DairyCo conference ‘Carbon & Farming – Myths, Challenges and Opportunities’ on the ...
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Community Supported Agriculture in W. Somerset (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 23 June 2010 - 5:38pm
1st July 2010 There is rising interest locally in Community Supported Agriculture and there are many different ways of organising it, so please come along and learn more about (CSA) and what it might offer to both producers and consumers in West Somerset. Organised by Forum 21 & Transition Town Minehead and Alcombe   All welcome - free admission and refreshments
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International Meat Secretariat World Meat Congress (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 23 June 2010 - 5:26pm
27th September 2010 27th - 30th September Every two years, meat professionals from throughout the world gather together at the IMS World Meat Congress to interchange ideas, meet their counterparts from other countries, discuss the state of the industry and analyse trends and issues which are set to influence its future.
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Sheep 2010 (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 23 June 2010 - 5:22pm
3rd August 2010 The National Sheep Association presents Sheep 2010, the sheep industry’s premier biennial event. Sheep 2010 will feature a series of informative seminars complementing the wide range of educational and commercial trade stands.  
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Climate Change 2010 (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 23 June 2010 - 5:02pm
23rd September 2010 The way forward in a post-Copenhagen world. 23rd - 24th September The Conference will ask whether an international deal on climate will be reached in the next year. If not, what alternative forms of governance will emerge and what practical steps governments and business can take. Political leaders, chief negotiators, experts, analysts and heads of busines...
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Support the bumble bee (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 21 June 2010 - 1:26pm
Bee Safe Bee Careful provides information on the use of pesticides and the bee and how to support the bumble bee population. Help Save the Bumble Bee provides practical advice on wild flower mixes, effective margins and how to gain points towards ELS.  Both leaflets are available from the Campaign for the Farmed Environment website.
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Pesticides in the UK (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 17 June 2010 - 2:01pm
The report demonstrates the work of the UK Pesticides Forum in 2009. It contains both 'annual report' items and the 'report of indicators reflecting impacts of pesticide use'.  The report draws together the work of Government, Industry and other important stakeholders to find ways of reducing the impact from the use of pesticides.     The report has been structured around ...
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Maize establishment the key to a successful harvest (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 17 June 2010 - 1:43pm
22nd June 2010 Organised by Natural England In this maize event, Simon Draper will discuss how to get the most out of your maize crop highlighting: Good soil structure is an integral part of achieving a good maize crop, and an integral part of a good environment. Simon Draper will discuss the best machinery to use and how costs may be saved. Come and see comparisons between maize ...
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Zero Carbon Britain (News Article)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 17 June 2010 - 1:00pm
zerocarbonbritain2030 is a fully integrated solution to climate change. It examines how we can meet our electricity and heating requirements through efficient service provision, while still decreasing carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and other emissions.  The report starts by examining the current “context” in the Climate science and Energy&...
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Consumer buying groups - are UK producers and consumers missing a trick? (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 17 June 2010 - 12:40pm
1st July 2010 The Soil Association is holding a free open seminar in Swindon to explore the exciting potential of large scale buying groups.  As part of the first ever Co-operative Fortnight, which celebrates people working together to achieve strong communities and good businesses, the Soil Association is hosting an open seminar to give consumers, producers, wholesalers, retailers...
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International Search Engine Optimisation (Event)

The Rural Enterprise Gateway - 17 June 2010 - 10:26am
3rd August 2010 Improve your company’s performance on search engines in international markets. This course is believed to be the first training programme in the UK specifically on international search engine optimisation (SEO). The free workshop will be run by Rob Edlin
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