UPCOMING MEMBER MEETINGS

During this difficult time of Covid lockdowns and restrictions on social interactions, the BASE-UK Committee have decided to endeavour to provide members with an ongoing programme of online meetings. Where possible these will take place once a week and we Continue Reading

Guardians of the Grasslands

On 22nd October at 8.00pm, our Members Meeting is a short film called “Guardians of the Grassland” which will be followed by a Q&A session with two of the participants. This film is being hosted by The Farming Forum and the Continue Reading

Carabid Beetles for Sustainable Agriculture – Kelly Jowett

We will be holding an online meeting at 7.00 pm on Thursday 9th July for BASE-UK members with Kelly Jowett from Rothamsted Research, whom some of you may already had contact with regarding her current research. Kelly Jowett is a Continue Reading

FREDERIC THOMAS ON CONSERVATION AGRICULTURE AND GLYPHOSATE.

Frederic has sent through the following message regarding recent developments on glyphosate. Please see his note below and the link: Hello all,  This confinement give us time to sort things, clean the office and prepare the after crisis. Medicare but Continue Reading

BASE-UK Member Visit to Lamport Project – 4th February 2020

Review by David White – On February 4th a hardy group of around 20 Base members attended the third visit we have had to Agrovista’s Blackgrass Systems site at Lamport in Northants. The hillside side field was cold and windy Continue Reading

BASE UK Members Study trip to France, 3rd to 6th December 2019

Michael Scantlebury joined BASE-UK in June 2019 and having gone on his first Member’s trip to France has written the following summary. 21 members from across the UK made the trip over or under the Channel to visit two farmers Continue Reading

SOIL HUBS AT CROPTEC SHOW 2019

BASE-UK and The Direct Driller Magazine are hosting Soil Hubs at Croptec on 27th and 28th November. The schedule for the Soil Hub sessions are: 27th November 10.40am – 11.30am | Hub 1 – “Livestock in the Arable Rotation” – Continue Reading

BASE-UK – FARM WALK BY KIND INVITATION FROM GUY LEONARD

Guy Leonard kindly invited members to a farm walk on 16th May 2019 – here is his report: We had great weather in Holderness on the evening of 16th May when approximately 20 BASE members gave up their time to Continue Reading

BASE-UK – RETURN TO AGROVISTA LAMPORT TRIAL SITE

On Wednesday 3rd July 2019, our members were invited to visit the Lamport Trial site once again as a follow up to the trip in April.  This was an early start, arriving at 8 am but happily, with the promise Continue Reading