excludes the use of synthetic
pesticides, plant growth regulators, feed additives and
plant regulators. Importance is given to crop rotation,
use of animal manures and mechanical cultivation, to ensure high
productivity, to supply plant nutrients, and to control insect
pests and weeds.
strength of Abacus Organic lies in the wide
range of its members skills and expertise, combined with the extensive network of contacts
which are maintained throughout the sector.
independent consultants, the associates work together on a co-operative basis under a
single identity, so that organic businesses, from farms to processors and retailers, can
obtain all the organic advice needed from a single source. They can draw on the enhanced
knowledge base that the association structure offers.
benefit from associates undertaking routine training as part of a continual professional
development programme. This ensures that they have access to advice that is current and
relevant to their needs, via a personalised service.
So whether you require expert organic conversion
advice, farm planning and
evaluation, sector body applications and agri-environment schemes, England
Rural Development Programme funding opportunities, organic conversion
planning, assessment of suitability for conversion, and any other aspect of
organic agriculture, you will find the required expertise from
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