Monitoring species, measuring greenhouse gases and quanitfying natural resources on-farm are essential in enabling farmers to establish insights over time which can then be used to benchmark against and inform farming practices. They could also equip farmers with invaluable skills which could help gain future government support.
On Farm Tools
Parasite Control in Sheep
This is the website for Sustainable Control of Parasites in Sheep (SCOPS), an industry-led group. They formed to “develop sustainable strategies for parasite control in sheep, facilitate and oversee the delivery of these recommendations to the industry and ensure that new research and development is incorporated to refine and improve advice given to the sheep industry.
Organic Crop Rotation Tool (ROTOR)
This is a tool to help you plan crop rotations in organic farming systems. It is aimed at farmers and advisors. The tool is designed to help with rotation planning for food and fodder, and considers weed management, plant health restrictions in the rotation, maximising N-fixation by legumes and avoiding N-losses from leaching.
Cropping Toolbox (Oscar)
The OSCAR Cover Crop and Living Mulch Toolbox has been designed to promote and facilitate the use of conservation agriculture practices and subsidiary cropping systems. The tool’s database provides you with information on more than 100 subsidiary crops, including white clover, alfalfa, barley and buckwheat.
Soilmentor software helps you learn what healthy soils and flourishing biodiversity look like on your farm. Understand changes on your land above & below ground, make informed decisions and keep everyone in the loop.
Farm Crap App
The Farm Crap App Pro is a collaborative project between Duchy College and Rothamsted Research North Wyke to develop an easy to use, accurate and reliable way to manage and record slurry spreading information and data on manure.
Cool Farm Tool
Cool Farm tool allows farmers to calculate their Greenhouse Gases, quantify Biodiversity and manage crop irrigation by measuring Water
Crop Protect App
CROPROTECT is a web-based knowledge exchange system to provide farmers and agronomists with guidance on pest, weed and disease management, especially in situations where effective pesticides are not available and alternative approaches are required.
The most comprehensive, accurate and user friendly carbon calculator available to farmers and growers. Run by farmers for farmers.