Category: Case Study

How Deepdale Farm has moved from conventional, intensive production to agroenvironmental farming

How Deepdale Farm has moved from conventional, intensive production to agroenvironmental farming

Deepdale Farm is an arable farm on the North Norfolk Coast. The farm has sandy loam soils and overlooks Brancaster Staithe Harbour, Scolt Head Island and the salt marshes. They produce wheat, barley and beans and also have a tourism business and retail units as well as hosting music and other events such as outdoor theatre. … Continue reading How Deepdale Farm has moved from conventional, intensive production to agroenvironmental farming

Fighting fire with goats: How Ventura Brush Goats uses fieldmargin to plan their grazing fire breaks

Fighting fire with goats: How Ventura Brush Goats uses fieldmargin to plan their grazing fire breaks

Ventura Brush Goats is a family owned vegetation management and ecological improvement service based in Ventura County, California. They graze fire-breaks and eliminate invasive brush while restoring natural fertility with a herd of goats and sheep. Essentially, you can hire a group of goats in the same way you would hire machinery or herbicide services.  … Continue reading Fighting fire with goats: How Ventura Brush Goats uses fieldmargin to plan their grazing fire breaks

How keeping maps and field diaries in one place has given Tierhoek Organic Farm a new sense of unity

How keeping maps and field diaries in one place has given Tierhoek Organic Farm a new sense of unity

Bruce Gilson manages Tierhoek Organic Farm in the Noree Valley – not too far from Robertson in the Western Cape. The farm has around 40 ha in production, with the remainder of the 1660 hectares being wild mountain. Bruce has been using fieldmargin on his operation since 2020. Tierhoek Farm has been organic since 2000, … Continue reading How keeping maps and field diaries in one place has given Tierhoek Organic Farm a new sense of unity

How record keeping with fieldmargin mobile app has helped hay bale production in the KwaZulu-Natal midland’s, South Africa

How record keeping with fieldmargin mobile app has helped hay bale production in the KwaZulu-Natal midland’s, South Africa

Gavin Flowers works on Oakleigh farm in the KwaZulu-Natal midland in South Africa, close to Mooiriver. The farm is kept busy producing between 3500 - 5000 mini round bales (approx 2 square bales per mini round) a season. Last season Gavin was able to use fieldmargin to track field notes, harvesting dates, and record yields of … Continue reading How record keeping with fieldmargin mobile app has helped hay bale production in the KwaZulu-Natal midland’s, South Africa

“The more I use fieldmargin, the more I want to use it”: how Andre Christie-Smith keeps RWS certification records with fieldmargin”

“The more I use fieldmargin, the more I want to use it”: how Andre Christie-Smith keeps RWS certification records with fieldmargin”

Andre Christie-Smith farms on 4700 ha in Kleiheuwel, situated near L’Agulhas in the Western Cape’s Overberg region. Kleiheuwel Trust is one of the oldest Merino farms in South Africa and produces high quality fine wool in a sustainable and ethically responsible way. The farm is non-mulesed and RWS (Responsible Wool Standard) certified, running between 4500 and … Continue reading “The more I use fieldmargin, the more I want to use it”: how Andre Christie-Smith keeps RWS certification records with fieldmargin”

Using fieldmargin to protect young deer from combine harvesters

Using fieldmargin to protect young deer from combine harvesters

The Kitzretter project in Waldeck-Frankenberg, Germany is saving many baby deer from an early death and using fieldmargin to help co-ordinate their work.  Every year tens of thousands of fawns are inadvertently killed by harvesting equipment while they're hiding in tall grass. The problem is that the deer often hide their fawns in tall fields … Continue reading Using fieldmargin to protect young deer from combine harvesters

Blooming marvellous! Growing scented flowers on the Isles of Scilly

Blooming marvellous! Growing scented flowers on the Isles of Scilly

Scented flowers from Scilly have cheered up homes for many generations with their early spring colour and beautiful scents. Our user Mike Brown has a Narcissi farm, Sunnyside, on the Isles of Scilly.  He works over 35 acres and produces over 25 different types of flowers. Flower farming is the 2nd largest industry on the islands after … Continue reading Blooming marvellous! Growing scented flowers on the Isles of Scilly

Using fieldmargin to effectively manage livestock during a 7 year drought

Using fieldmargin to effectively manage livestock during a 7 year drought

Charl Botha is a livestock farmer near Britstown, South Africa. He farms 35,000 ha with 8,000 ewes and 200 cattle. He uses fieldmargin to record rainfall and monitor animal locations to track data and help manage the severe drought conditions. “We are currently struggling with a seven year drought, so sheep get moved from field to field a lot. I use fieldmargin to keep track of where all my sheep are and when they where moved between fields.”