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Nick Birch
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Sustainable agriculture research - looking for contacts

HelloI live in Scotland on a fruit farm and work at a government agricultural research institute in Dundee. My speciality is sustainable crop protection using Integrated Pest Management. I work with farmers and am involved with LEAF UK (linking environment and farming). We hold Open Farm Sundays every year to get the public re-connected with the land and with farmers who care for the environment.I'd enjoy hearing from anyone with similar interests or who works for organisations like LEAF in the…See More
Aug 18, 2011
Nick Birch replied to Troy Anderson's discussion 'Need help with raised garden beds!'
"I used old bricks to make the enclosures. Then filled it with good topsoil. I cover it with old windows to get seedlings going then later with mesh to keep pests out. Feed and water well. Salad veg worked best...need to repeat sow every 2 weeks to…"
Apr 26, 2011
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Dirt Under My Fingernails City Slicker, Fill in the Blank
Fill in the blank:
Ecologist
A bit about me:
Research on crops, insects and ecology in Scotland.
Latest greatest meal cooked at home:
Beef Wellington cooked in crepes.
Currently reading:
Shakey
Currently listening to:
Friends by Beach Boys and Comes A Time by Neil Young
My latest DIY project:
Building. Glasshouse to grow vegetables
How did you find HOMEGROWN.org?
Through Farm Aid
Web site I recommend:
http://Yahoo/groups/rust

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Sustainable agriculture research - looking for contacts

Hello



I live in Scotland on a fruit farm and work at a government agricultural research institute in Dundee. My speciality is sustainable crop protection using Integrated Pest Management. I work with farmers and am involved with LEAF UK (linking environment and farming). We hold Open Farm Sundays every year to get the public re-connected with the land and with farmers who care for the environment.



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Posted on August 18, 2011 at 5:03pm

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