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Crofting Horticulture

June 30


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A day with horticulturist Patsy Dyer.

The morning session will be held at Kilmartin museum covering the following;

  • How to recognise common crop pest and disease and how to deal with this in an environmentally sustainable way
  • How to organise the yearly growing calendar to prevent, wherever possible pest and disease attack
  • How to protect crops from pest and disease attack (prevention much cheaper and environmentally sustainable than cure!)
  • How to understand a four year crop rotation including plant families and plant requirements
  • How to get to grips with plant family association with pest and disease
  • How to go about crop production undercover including polytunnels, greenhouses and cold frames

The afternoon session will be a site visit via minibus to Tullochgorm where as well as seeing polytunnels, greenhouses and cold frames, fruit growing will also be shown and discussed.

For further information or to book a place contact: Cathy on training@crofting.org or 01854 612220.

There are limited funded places available for under 25s, sponsored by the MacRobert Trust, please ask for availability before booking.

Funding for this and other crofting courses is being made available through the SRDP Knowledge Transfer and Innovation Fund, which is jointly funded by the Scottish Government and the European Union.  Other funders are; Highland & Islands Enterprise and Scottish National Heritage.


June 30


Kilmartin Museum