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Agricultural Waste Farming Note

Agricultural Waste Farming Note

Agricultural waste is "any substance or object from premises used for agriculture or horticulture, which the holder discards, intends to discard or is obliged to discard....

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Ammonia Emissions

Ammonia Emissions

As the biggest agricultural contributor to UK ammonia emissions, dairy farmers are under increasing pressure to improve air quality. At present we are not on track to mee...

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Anaerobic Digesters

Anaerobic Digesters

Anaerobic digesters can provide an opportunity to integrate farm cropping and manure management. They can reduce energy costs, improve farm energy sustainability and the ...

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Boreholes Farming Note

Boreholes Farming Note

Water usage on dairy farms is considerably higher than that associated with other livestock enterprises. A typical 150 cow herd, averaging 7,500 litres of milk uses appro...

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Countryside Stewardship

Countryside Stewardship

This is an update to previous Environmental Stewardship Farming Notes, highlighting Countryside Stewardship Capital Grant funding available now, with £20 million confirm...

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Efficient Water Use Farming Note

Efficient Water Use Farming Note

Having more efficient water use and minimising waste will reduce the cost of milk production. On average, a dairy farm will use 5 litres of water for every litre of milk...

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Hedge Planting Farming Note

Hedge Planting Farming Note

In many areas of the country hedges form an integral part of the countryside. Planting new hedges, and gapping up old ones, helps to maintain the landscape. Hedge plantin...

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Natural Capital

Natural Capital

Natural Capital is the buzzword of the moment – but what does it really mean and why is it essential to farmers? This insight publication looks at why natural capital i...

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NVZ Rules (Part 1 & 2)

NVZ Rules (Part 1 & 2)

The new English Nitrate Pollution Prevention Regulations 2008 (NVZ) rules have been through parliament and are now becoming clearer. Ensuring you comply with the rules, a...

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Phosphorus Budgeting

Phosphorus is an essential element for soil, plant and animal health but its high cost and potential as a pollutant makes it essential not to overapply. This Farming Note...

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Safe Handling and Storage of Fertiliser

Safe Handling and Storage of Fertiliser

Good storage practices and vigilant record keeping are always important to ensure a safe workplace.  In addition, they will assure the quality of the purchased products ...

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Slurry Nitrogen Efficiency

Slurry Nitrogen Efficiency

Utilising slurry to get the maximum of the available nutrients for grass growth can save significant amounts money, without compromising forage output. Testing slurry nu...

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