PUBLICATIONS

Organic Pest and Disease Management  A practical guide for Organic Farmers, Growers and Smallholders

Davies G, Sumption P, Rosenfeld A (2010) Organic Pest and Disease Management  A practical guide for Organic Farmers, Growers and Smallholders, Crowood Press, United Kingdom.

Organic Vegetable Production - a Complete Guide

Davies, G. & Lennartsson, M. (Eds.). Organic Vegetable Production – A Complete Guide. (2005) Crowood Press, United Kingdom. Contributory author (Chapters 2, 3, 8, 12, 13)

SOLID Farmer Handbook

The SOLID Farmer Handbook is a series of technical notes, produced by ORC, presenting a selection of results and recommendations of the work undertaken in SOLID (Sustainable Organic and Low Input Da. The technical notes cover three thematic areas which we believe are particularly important for organic and low-input farming: feeding of ruminants with forage-based diets and home-grown feeds; animal management for health and welfare; and wider issues of the environment and economics. Download the Farmers Handbook or individual technical notes from http://farmadvice.solidairy.eu/farmers-leaflets/

PUBLICATIONS LIST

Padel S, Zaralis K, Measures M, Sumption P (2016) Farmer Handbook reporting the outcome of participatory research findings. SOLID Deliverable 1.2. Organic Research Centre, Newbury.

Caldbeck, Janie and Sumption, Phil (2016) Mind the gap – exploring the yield gaps between conventional and organic arable and potato crops. Organic Research Centre Bulletin, December 2016 (121), pp. 9-15.

 

ICOPP Technical Notes, 1-4. Organic Research Centre.

 

Sumption, P.D and Lennartsson, M (2008). IOTA Research Review – Organic Plant Raising.

 

Rosenfeld, A and Sumption, P.D (2009). IOTA Research Review – Pest and Disease Control in Organic Vegetables.

Schmutz, Ulrich & Rayns, Francis & Sumption, Phil. (2006). 10-year interdisciplinary monitoring of organic stockless, vegetable rotations at Warwick-HRI, Kirton, South Lincolnshire, UK.

 

Sumption, P.D., C. Firth and G. Davies (2004). Observations on agronomic challenges during conversion to organic field vegetable production. Proceedings of BGS/AAB COR Organic Farming Conference held at Harper Adams University College, Newport, Shropshire, UK 20-22 April 2004, Occasional Symposium No 37 British Grassland Society.

 

Adams, J.E., P.D. Sumption and R.J. Turner (2004). The effects of conversion to organic field vegetable production on the populations of two perennial weeds, couch grass (Elytrigia repens) and creeping thistle (Cirsium arvense). Proceedings of BGS/AAB COR Organic Farming Conference held at Harper Adams University College, Newport, Shropshire, UK 20-22 April 2004, Occasional Symposium No 37 British Grassland Society.

Davies, G., S. Harlock and P. Sumption (2004). Vegetable variety testing for organic farming systems: are growers’ needs being met? Proceedings of BGS/AAB COR Organic Farming Conference held at Harper Adams University College, Newport, Shropshire, UK 20-22 April 2004, Occasional Symposium No 37 British Grassland Society.

 

Firth, C., Schmutz U., Hamilton R., Sumption S., (2004). The economics of conversion to organic field vegetable production. Proceedings of BGS/AAB COR Organic Farming Conference held at Harper Adams University College, Newport, Shropshire, UK 20-22 April 2004, Occasional Symposium No 37 British Grassland Society

 

Rayns, F. and P. Sumption (2004). Soil fertility – changes during the conversion process. Proceedings of BGS/AAB COR Organic Farming Conference held at Harper Adams University College, Newport, Shropshire, UK 20-22 April 2004, Occasional Symposium No 37 British Grassland Society.

DAVIES, GARETH & Rosenfeld, Anton & Sumption, Phil. (2019). Organic Weed Management: 'knowledge transfer' or 'communication and learning'?.

 

Davies, G., Sumption, P., Crockatt, M., Gladders, P., Wolfe, M., & Haward, R. (2002) Developing improved strategies for pest and disease management in organic vegetable production systems in the UK. The BCPC Conference, Pests and Diseases 2002, 547-552.

 

Mark Hesketh, Phil Sumption, Chris Firth (2002) The use of case studies in researching the conversion to organic farming systems. IOR- HDRA, Ryton Organic Gardens, Coventry, UK. Proceedings of the UK Organic Research Conference 2002, Aberystwyth.

Books & book chapters

 

Organic Pest and Disease Management  A practical guide for Organic Farmers, Growers and Smallholders - Gareth Davies, Phil Sumption and Anton Rosenfeld (2010), Crowood Press, United Kingdom.

 

Rosenfeld, A., Sumption, P & Davies, G. Organic Vegetable Production Systems. In: Davies, G. & Lennartsson, M. (Eds.). Organic Vegetable Production – A Complete Guide. (2005) Crowood Press, United Kingdom pp.17-34

Davies, G. Sumption, P., Harlock, S. & Nunis, T. Crops, Seeds and Varieties. In: Davies, G. & Lennartsson, M. (Eds.). Organic Vegetable Production – A Complete Guide. Crowood Press, United Kingdom pp.35-66

Sumption, P. Protected Cropping. In: Davies, G. & Lennartsson, M. (Eds.). Organic Vegetable Production – A Complete Guide. Crowood Press, United Kingdom pp.155-169

Sumption, P., Nunis, T., Rosenfeld, A. & Davies, G.. Vegetable Crops for Organic Production. In: Davies, G. & Lennartsson, M. (Eds.). Organic Vegetable Production – A Complete Guide. Crowood Press, United Kingdom pp.226-323

Davies, G & Sumption, P. Sources of Information and Advice. In: Davies, G. & Lennartsson, M. (Eds.). Organic Vegetable Production – A Complete Guide. Crowood Press, United Kingdom pp.324-330

 

Also contributed to; The Organic Farm Management Handbook (ed Lampkin, Measures and Padel), 5th edition (2002), 6th edition (2004)  7th edition (2007), 8th edition (2009), 9th edition (2011), 10th Edition (2014) and 11th Edtion (2017), Davies, G., Turner, B., and Bond, B. (2008), Weed Management for Organic Farmers, Growers and Smallholders  - a Complete Guide Crowood Press, United Kingdom, Cubison, S. (2009) Organic Fruit Production and Viticulture – A complete guide, Crowood Press, United Kingdom.

​​Articles and blogs

I have written numerous articles for magazines including; The Organic Way, The Organic Grower, Organic Farming, The Vegetable Farmer, The Commercial Greenhouse Grower, The Grower and Star & Furrow. I contributed the organic editorial for The Vegetable yearbook from 2003-2013.

Sumption P (2018) Seeds - our culture and our future Agricology

Sumption P (2018) Dutch seed open days - 2018. The Organic Grower - No. 45 Winter 2018

Sumption P (2018) Dean Organic Fund interest free loans. The Organic Grower - No. 44 Autumn 2018

Bliss K, Padel S, Sumption P (2018) OK-NET Arable: Exchanging knowledge, enhancing organic farming ORC Bulletin No. 125 - Summer 2018

Sumption P (2018) Managing potato blight for small growers The Organic Grower - No. 42 Spring 2018

Sumption P (2017) Bucking the trend: an alternative approach to couch control Agricology

Sumption P (2017) Buckwheat for couch control in the summer of the bastard fallow The Organic Grower - No. 41 Winter 2017

Sumption P (2017) UK fears US decision on organic hydroponics post-Brexit ORC Bulletin No. 123 - Autumn/Winter 2017

Sumption P (2017)  Agroforestry 2017: improving productivity for farmers and foresters The Organic Grower - No. 40 Autumn 2017

Sumption P, Amos D  (2017) Organic potatoes: Cultivating quality - step by step ORC Bulletin No.122 - Spring/Summer 2017

Sumption P (2017) ORC at National Organic Combinable Crops 2017 ORC Bulletin No.122 - Spring/Summer 2017

Sumption P (2017) NOCC NOCC? Who’s there...? Agricology

Sumption P (2016) Practical organic farming solutions for an uncertain future Agricology

Sumption P (2016) Innovative Farmers - allelopathy and potato blight ORC Bulletin No. 120 Spring/Summer 2016

mption P (2016) Agricology open day at Daylesford Organic Farm ORC Bulletin No. 120 Spring/Summer 2016

Price D, Sumption P (2016) The Seed Co-operative finds a home The Organic Grower - No. 35 Summer 2016

Sumption P (2015) Common ground: agroecology, food sovereignty and organic farming in practice Guest blog: Organic Research Centre for GWCT

Sumption P (2015) Horticultural costings tool ORC Bulletin No. 119 Autumn/Winter 2015

Sumption P (2015) A horticultural costings system fit for purpose The Organic Grower - No. 31 Summer 2015

Sumption P (2014) Are Sustainable Intensification & Organic Farming compatible? ARC2020

Sumption P (2014) Field horsetail - a relic of the past The Organic Grower - No. 28 Autumn 2014

Sumption P (2014) Shumei - naturally different The Organic Grower - No. 28 Autumn 2014

Sumption P (2013) Farewell but not goodbye to the retiring Roger Hitchings ORC Bulletin No. 112 Spring/Summer 2013

Sumption P (2012) Agroforestry - a new approach to increasing food production The Organic Grower - No. 21 Autumn 2012

Sumption P (2012) The ‘O’ Word - Use It Or Lose It. Phil Sumption reports on current affairs in the Organic world. The Land Issue 12 Summer 2012

Sumption P (2012) In praise of the nettle The Organic Grower - No. 18 Spring 2012

Sumption P (2012) Allium leaf miner - beware! The Organic Grower - No. 18 Spring 2012

Sumption P (2011) Sciarid flies The Organic Grower - No. 16 Autumn 2011

Meyer-Graft I, Sumption P (2011) Notes from a visit to Northern Germany The Organic Grower - No. 14 Spring 2011

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Sumption P (2010) Connecting Organic - Bejo Conference The Organic Grower - No. 13 Winter 2010

Sumption P (2010) Biodynamic plant breeding and seed production workshop The Organic Grower - No. 12 Summer 2010

Sumption P (2010) Rocket science The Organic Grower - No. 12 Summer 2010

Sumption P (2010) Lamb's lettuce/Corn salad The Organic Grower - No.11 Winter 2009/Spring 2010

umption P (2010) OGA award: John and Ruth Daltry The Organic Grower - No. 11  Winter/Spring 2010

Sumption P (2009) New moves in horticultural machinery The Organic Grower - No. 10  Autumn/Winter 2009

Sumption P (2009) Pest in focus- Thrips The Organic Grower - No. 9 Summer 2009

Sumption P (2009) Blight resistant potatoes The Organic Grower - No. 9 Summer 2009

Sumption P (2009) Wakelyns Agroforestry The Organic Grower - No. 9 Summer 2009

Sumption P (2009) Weed profile - Common chickweed The Organic Grower - No.8. Spring 2009

Sumption P (2008) Protected cropping - where are we at? The Organic Grower - No. 6 Autumn 2008

Sumption P, Rosenfeld A (2008) Putting the G into green manures The Organic Grower - No. 5 Summer 2008

Sumption P (2007) Weed profile  - Gallant Soldier The Organic Grower-  No.2  Autumn 2007

Sumption P (2007) Revolting peasants The Organic Grower - No. 2 Autumn 2007

Sumption P (2007) The great cover-up The Organic Grower - No.1 Summer 2007

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