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Advisors play a crucial role in supporting & progressing knowledge exchange in agriculture.

This page helps connect Advisors across the industry.  Form a group and get listed on this page.

Agronomy

To provide agronomy advice to recommend agrochemicals, advisors must hold the BASIS Certificate in Crop Protection and IPM for the relevant area and be a member of the BASIS Professional Register.

To provide nutrition advice (including fertilisers and organic amendments), advisors must be FACTS trained and qualified.

Almost half of the UK arable area receives independent agronomy advice from AICC - the Association of Independent Crop Consultants.

Advisors from manufacturer and distributor companies are represented by AIC - the Agriculture Industries Confederation.

Maize Growers Association

 

 

Environment Advice

Environmental advice is available from a number of providers across the UK, for example Natural England, LEAF and FWAG.   

BASIS have developed an Environmental Advisers Register for advisers across the UK, which includes a qualification to entry and a requirement for ongoing professional development - more information here: https://basis-reg.co.uk/scheme-environmental-advisers.  Farmers and land managers can also search for advisers through the Directory of Members.

A list of advisors providing environment advice is being developed by the Catchment Based Approach (CaBA), in the Agriculture Hub.  

Farm Business Advice

ADAS

 

Animal health & nutrition

The Register of Sheep Advisers (RoSA) is a network of professional advisers working within the sheep sector.  Register to become a member or to find a member via the website here: https://sheepadvisers.co.uk/.

Kingshay

 

Farm Resilience Fund

Defra is currently fund a range of organisations to offer advice to farmers on the support available post-brexit. 

 

Rural Land Management

Land Management 2.0 hosts a network of professionals and advisors in rural land sector.

 

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Use tokens to avoid redundant meta data and search engine penalization. For example, a 'keyword' value of "example" will be shown on all content using this configuration, whereas using the [node:field_keywords] automatically inserts the "keywords" values from the current entity (node, term, etc).

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Simple meta tags.

The text to display in the title bar of a visitor's web browser when they view this page. This meta tag may also be used as the title of the page when a visitor bookmarks or favorites this page, or as the page title in a search engine result. It is common to append '[site:name]' to the end of this, so the site's name is automatically added. It is recommended that the title is no greater than 55 - 65 characters long, including spaces.
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A comma-separated list of keywords about the page. This meta tag is used as an indicator in Google News.
Highlight standout journalism on the web, especially for breaking news; used as an indicator in Google News. Warning: Don't abuse it, to be used a maximum of 7 times per calendar week!
This meta tag communicates with Google. There are currently two directives supported: 'nositelinkssearchbox' to not to show the sitelinks search box, and 'notranslate' to ask Google not to offer a translation of the page. Both options may be added, just separate them with a comma. See meta tags that Google understands for further details.
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Control when the browser's internal cache of the current page should expire. The date must to be an RFC-1123-compliant date string that is represented in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), e.g. 'Thu, 01 Sep 2016 00:12:56 GMT'. Set to '0' to stop the page being cached entirely.

The Open Graph meta tags are used to control how Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn and other social networking sites interpret the site's content.

The Facebook Sharing Debugger lets you preview how your content will look when it's shared to Facebook and debug any issues with your Open Graph tags.

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The date this content will expire, with an optional time value. Needs to be in ISO 8601 format.

A set of meta tags specially for controlling the summaries displayed when content is shared on Twitter.

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  • Media player card requires the 'title', 'description', 'media player URL', 'media player width', 'media player height' and 'image' fields,
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  • Gallery Card requires all the 'Gallery Image' fields,
  • App Card requires the 'iPhone app ID' field, the 'iPad app ID' field and the 'Google Play app ID' field,
  • Product Card requires the 'description' field, the 'image' field, the 'Label 1' field, the 'Data 1' field, the 'Label 2' field and the 'Data 2' field.
A description that concisely summarizes the content of the page, as appropriate for presentation within a Tweet. Do not re-use the title text as the description, or use this field to describe the general services provided by the website. The string will be truncated, by Twitter, at the word to 200 characters.
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The MIME type for the media contained in the stream URL, as defined by RFC 4337.