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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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Alternatives to Soya & Palm Kernel

Alternatives to Soya & Palm Kernel

Environmental concerns surrounding the production of soya bean and palm means their use in dairy cow diets is becoming increasingly unacceptable. Some supermarkets have a...

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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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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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Introduction to Nitrogen – the issues

Introduction to Nitrogen – the issues

This is the first part of a 2-part series of publications covering Nitrogen. In this publication we look at the Nitrogen Cycle and where nitrogen is lost in the system. T...

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March Checklist

March Checklist

This month’s checklist covers: Grazing Plans Disrupted by Wet Weather Key Dates for RPA Environmental Land Management Scheme Pneumonia Weather These Checkl...

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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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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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Regenerative Farming

Regenerative Farming

In recent years, the term Regenerative Farming has become more widespread in its use. This interest has not only been within the industry, but regenerative agriculture ha...

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