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Collaboration between scientists and a top UK arable farm is identifying strategies to reduce the environmental impact of arable farming without slashing farm profits. Crop production accounts for about 30% of the UK’s agricultural land and is a major source of diffuse pollution that threatens the quality of rivers, lakes and other bodies of water. The pollution is predominantly nutrients such as phosphate and nitrate, along with soil sediment that can smother the life out of aquatic ecosystems and increase […]