• ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY farming champions the Soil Association have a couple of events coming up this month, free for farmers and land managers to attend.

  • A NEW compact anaerobic digester aimed specifically at the farm market has been launched by Devon-based developers NGB.

  • With harvest underway, the good news for one Arbroath farmer is that investment in two batch boilers has slashed his potential grain drying costs by around 70%.

  • THIS SPRING saw Keswick farmer, Steven Clarke, take a different direction in diversification when he planted 28 acres of willow.

  • INCREASING numbers of homes and businesses are recognising the environmental, efficiency and economic benefits of switching to wood-fired heating systems - but there is still confusion about which fuel source to opt for.

  • IN A major coup, VG Energy has signed a new dealer agreement with the world's leading manufacturer of heating technology systems, Viessmann.

  • FARMERS CONSIDERING making the switch to a wood-fuelled heating system have been made an offer that may prove hard to refuse - a biomass boiler system, free of charge.

  • THE BENEFITS of woodfuel were top of the agenda at an event held at Hopetoun Estate, near Edinburgh last week.

  • LAMPOONING Germans for their pursuit of efficiency is a curiously British habit - and one that doesn't really stand up to much rational scrutiny.

  • SCOTTISH FARMERS with an interest in renewable technology were able to take advantage of an on-farm demo day organised by NFU Scotland's Renewable Development Initiative last week.